Richard Hadlee

New Zealand cricketer

Sir Richard John Hadlee MBE (born 3 July 1951) is a New Zealand former cricketer. He is thought to be one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history. He was born in St Albans, New Zealand.

Hadlee in 1989

Hadlee was appointed MBE in 1980 and knighted in 1990 for services to cricket. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the second greatest Test bowler of all time.[1]

On 3 April 2009, Sir Richard Hadlee was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.[2]

In June 2018, Hadlee was diagnosed with bowel cancer and underwent tumour removal surgery.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Murali 'best bowler ever'". BBC News. December 2002. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  2. "Richard Hadlee inducted into Hall of fame". Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  3. "Sir Richard Hadlee: New Zealand Legend Diagnosed with Bowel Cancer". BBC. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.

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