Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981 in Liverpool, New South Wales) is an Australian cricketer. Nicknamed ‘Pup’, ‘Nemo’ or ‘Clarkey’, he is a right-handed batsman, highly-regarded fielder and occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler. He is currently married to Australian model Lara Bingle. On 10 January 2007, Sydney tabloid The Daily Telegraph indicated that Clarke may have been involved with Bingle as early as September 2006,. On 25 March 2008 it was announced that the pair are engaged after Clarke proposed in New York’s Central Park.