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Steve Waugh gets lionized by Ian Bishop and Ian Smith

Steve Waugh gets lionized by Ian Bishop and Ian Smith

Former cricketer Steve Waugh is rated as one of the best cricketers to come from Australia. With a career stretching across 20 years, the aggressive batter represented the yellow team in 168 Tests and 325 ODIs and recorded tremendous progress in both white-ball and red-ball cricket.

The 54-year old cricketer scored over 18000 runs in the international cricket while picking 287 wickets to prove his all-round utility. Not only that, but he also led the Australian team to 15 of their record 16 consecutive Test wins. Moreover, he played an instrumental role to aid Australia in winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 1999 tournament.

Recently, his career was discussed by former cricketers Ian Smith and Ian Bishop. While the former applauded Waugh’s fitness, called him an epitome of the phrase ‘leading from the front’ and picked him as the batter he would love to see batting for the rest of his life, the latter considered him a mentally strong cricketer. The cricketers turned experts agreed that Steve Waugh always knew the art of scoring runs against top-class attacks, which made him a standout player.