AEST 14:00, Fri Nov 23 2012
His tender years and baby face earned him the nickname 'Pup' when he made the Australian cricket team in 2004, but Michael Clarke has quickly become the nation's best player.
This week the Australian captain made history, becoming the first person to score four test double centuries in a calendar year.
To celebrate his amazing achievement, we have put together this collection of pictures charting his transformation from bleached-blonde kid to big-hitting international superstar.
Michael Clarke in 2004 and this year.