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Steve Waugh: Cricket

Steve Rodger Waugh, (born June 2, 1965) is a former professional cricketer who played for the Australian National Team, New South Wales, Kent, Ireland and Somerset. He was a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium bowler. He captained the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004 and became the most capped Test cricket player in history with 168 appearances.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Waugh is one of the eleven players to score over 10,000 Test runs, leading Australia to fifteen of their sixteen consecutive record Test wins and the 1999 Cricket World Cup. In 2004, he was named Australian of the Year and was later inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. As of 2015, Steve Waugh holds the most number of batting not-outs in Cricket World Cup history with 10.

Why Was He So Good?

During the early years of his professional cricketing career, he was known to be a “moderately talented player”. He even lost his Test place to his brother Mark, but he went on and became one of the leading batsmen of his era. He was considered to be “cold-blooded” and “scientific” as a leader as written by Simon Barnes, cricket columnist of The Times. Steve Waugh is the ultimate evolved cricketer.

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