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About Richard Hadlee

Sir Richard Hadlee is a legendary New Zealand all-round cricketer. In April 2009, his name is entered into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Personal Biography

Hadlee is one of five sons of former New Zealand captain Walter.

Professional Biography

Hardlee played in Christchurch during his early days. He was appointed as a Member of British Empire (MBE) in 1981 and knighted in 1990.

Hardlee played 86 Tests from 1973 to 1990 in which he took 431 wickets (at the time a world record), including the wicket of Devon Malcolm off his last ball in Test cricket, and also scored 3,124 runs. In 115 ODIs, he claimed 158 wickets and contributed 1,751 runs.

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