Michael Clarke tries his hand at driving an auto rickshaw in Bengaluru


Australians throughout the years have appear to taken a liking to India. Steve Waugh has become household name in Kolkata through his social work while Matthew Hayden, who spent a couple of years playing with the Chennai Super Kings, has been seen shaking the surf board at Mamallapuram on the Coromandel Coast. Michael Clarke is in India on commentary duties for the India versus Australia Test series yet that hasn’t prevented him from trying his hand at different things. The previous Australia captain put up a video of him driving an auto-rickshaw or a ‘tuk tuk’, as most nonnatives would call it.

After the stunning turn of events in Pune where India’s 19-match unbeaten streak arrived at an end following a 333-run loss to Australia in the opening Test, the bandwagon is currently moved over to Bengaluru for the second Test, beginning on March 4.

With the first Test completing inside three days, Clarke appears to have some time to kill in Bengaluru.

He posted a video on his Instagram account of him learning the nuances of driving an auto-rickshaw and after that is even observed taking it for a spin alone.

Mastered the art of driving the tuk tuk ๐Ÿ˜œNice to be back in Bengaluru where it all started ๐Ÿ

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Clarke clearly has some fond memories of Bengaluru, having made his international Test debut at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in October 2004. The right-hand batsman made an instant impact smashing 151 on his debut in the first innings as Australia won the Test by 217 runs.

On a different note, Clarke likewise posted a photo with Indian captain Virat Kohli with a caption that read, “Always great to catch up with @virat.kohli. Great to see you buddy!”.

Always great to catch up with @virat.kohli. Good to see you buddy!

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Kohli will be gunning to avenge India’s loss in Pune. The 28-year-old, who is the skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League (IPL), will likewise be looking forward to playing in Bengaluru.