Sir Richard Hadlee
One of the world’s best cricketers ever!
Richard expresses his life story in sport
and draws parallel’s with today’s business challenges.
His inspiring interactive presentation
includes discussions on his successes, failure’s, disappointments and life's
challenges (heart surgery). Richard talks about what drove him including pride,
rewards, being the best, emotions, role models, determination to prove a point
when one's professionalism is questioned? Setting goals, and having no
in an 86-Test career he took 431 wickets (at the
time the world record), and was the first bowler to pass 400 wickets, with an
average of 22.29, and made 3124 Test runs at 27.16, including two centuries and
Hadlee is rated by many experts as the
greatest exponent of bowling with the new ball.
He was the master of
(conventional) swing and was the original Sultan of Swing. Along with Malcolm
Marshall, Hadlee was seen as the finest fast bowler of his time,
despite the contemporaneous presence of Dennis Lillee,
Andy Roberts, Michael
Holding, Joel Garner, Kapil Dev
and Wasim Akram
Sir Richard Hadlee played in 86 test
matches for New Zealand over an eighteen year period.
When he captured his 374th test wicket on the 12th of November 1988 against
India in Bangalore, he became the world record holder. He went on to become one
of the greatest all rounders in the history of the game, as he captured 431
test wickets & scored over 3000 test runs.
Hadlee was appointed MBE in 1980 and knighted in
1990 for services to cricket.
He is a former chairman of the New Zealand board
of selectors. He is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers
in cricketing history.
In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the second greatest Test
bowler of all time. In March 2009,
Hadlee was commemorated as one of the Twelve Local Heroes, and a bronze bust of him
was unveiled outside the Christchurch Arts Centre.
On 3 April 2009, Sir Richard Hadlee was
inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Motto in Life "A quitter never wins and a winner
Always give it go. You will never know until you have tried and given it your
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