Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."
Edit - Just read the above post.
In terms of pure performance, Clarke's scored the 9th most runs of anyone in the world since his recall (in 2006). The second best Australian on the list, behind Ponting, but averaging 7 more than him.
List of batsmen with 2000+ runs since April 2006
He indeed played in India in 2008 and impressed me more as a bowler than a batsman. He often looked a walking wicket, unsure of going on the front foot or back foot and often choosing the wrong option in the end. But his bowling was world class in that tour and is horribly underrated.
In cricketing terms UAE is generally said to be part of Asia, even though it's not actually on the subcontinent as India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh are.
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The pitches and conditions for that series were very typical of the subcontinent too. It's a bit of a moot point that it wasn't technically in the subcontinent.
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