Sir Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee

Name Sir Richard Hadlee
Player Type All-rounder (Right-arm Fast Bowler, Left-handed Batsman)
Date of Birth 3rd July 1951
Father’s Name Walter Hadlee
Birthplace Christchurch, New Zealand
Career Starting Date 12th February 1973 (Test debut)
Career Retirement Date 21st November 1990 (Test) / 15th April 1990 (ODI)
Matches Played 86 Tests, 115 ODIs
Centuries 2 (Test), 2 (ODI)
Half Centuries 15 (Test), 5 (ODI)
Ducks 11 (Test), 17 (ODI)
Nervous Nineties 2 (Test), 1 (ODI)
Wickets 431 (Test), 158 (ODI)
Captainship in Matches 18 Tests, 14 ODIs
Man of the Matches 9 (Test), 2 (ODI)

Biography: Sir Richard Hadlee, born on 3rd July 1951 in Christchurch, New Zealand, is one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history. He was a prolific right-arm fast bowler and a dependable left-handed batsman. Hadlee made his Test debut on 12th February 1973 and went on to become a cricketing legend.

Throughout his illustrious career, Hadlee played 86 Test matches and 115 ODIs for New Zealand. He scored two centuries in Test matches and two in ODIs, along with 15 half-centuries in Tests and 5 in ODIs. However, he also faced 11 ducks in Tests and 17 in ODIs.

Hadlee was known for his ability to convert starts into big scores, but he experienced nervous nineties on two occasions in Tests and once in ODIs. His exceptional bowling skills were highlighted by the staggering 431 wickets in Test matches and 158 wickets in ODIs.

Besides his prowess as a player, Hadlee also took on the responsibility of captaining the New Zealand team in 18 Test matches and 14 ODIs. His leadership qualities and match-winning performances earned him the “Man of the Match” title multiple times.

World Records:

Note: As of my last update in September 2021, here are some of Sir Richard Hadlee’s world records across formats:

World Records Record
First player to reach 400 wickets in Test cricket Achieved on 8th November 1986
Most wickets in Test cricket at retirement 431 wickets

Please note that these records might have changed or been broken after September 2021.

Brand Endorsements: As a legendary cricketer and an iconic figure in the sport, Sir Richard Hadlee’s reputation extended beyond the cricket field. While I do not have access to the specific details of his brand endorsements beyond September 2021, it is safe to assume that Hadlee enjoyed numerous brand partnerships during his cricketing career and post-retirement. His impact in the cricketing world and his status as a respected sports personality made him an attractive choice for various brands. His association with reputable brands further solidified his legacy as a cricketing icon and commercial personality.

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