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Famous cricket player of Australia: Steve Waugh

by on February 20, 2011
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Making his ODI debut against the New Zealand cricket team in 1986, few people could say that Steve Waugh had the charisma of such an influential leader. Not only did he lead his men with a lot of courage and determination, he himself excelled as one of the finest Australian top order batsmen who had a magnificent square cut In his arsenal which was a treat for the photographers.

Born in 1965 in Campsie , Australia , Steve Waugh is a cricket hall of famer who initially came onto the scene as an all round cricketer who wasn’t exceptional in either of the two two departments. But as time passed by, he worked extremely hard on his batting and by the time he retired in 2002, he had played a total off 325 ODI matches in which he scored 7569 runs at an average of 32.90 with 3 centuries and 45 fifties to his name. Steve waugh’s best inning was an inning in which he scored 120* against South African cricket team in a crucial tie during the 1999 Cricket World Cup where his Aussie side seemed down and out. Steve Waugh also retired with 195 wickets to his name which he got at an average of 34.57 and the best bowling figures of 4/33.

Though Steve Waugh represented Australian cricket team in 4 world cups but his most memorable one would have to be the 1999 world cup where he led his team, Australia, who were being regarded as under dogs to a brilliant victory and eventually changed the course of Australian cricket.

Living a retired life and playing an active role as a philanthropist, Steve Waugh will always be remembered as a fighter who never gave up and if the situation demanded, was the last man standing. Steve Waugh undoubtedly is one of the best Cricket players who have ever played this game. Along with his batting skill, his captaincy skills were par excellence. 

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