Not really @ the point of the opening post. But just on Clarke in general. He deserves to be the toast of CW. He would definitely make the world XI and seems to be going from strength to strength. I didn't like some of his public statements at the time Symonds was kicked out of the team - but I am not here to admire his statesmanship - as a cricketer he has tremendous guts and while watching various aussie collapses I used to think they would always fold if their openers failed. But him (and hussey) seem to be made of staunch stuff. Aussie fans should be fiercely proud of him and if not then they don't deserve him.
I value character in batting more so than flamboyance and he has heart and character.