Richard Hadlee, born on July 3, 1951, is one of the greatest all-rounders the world has seen. The New Zealander was Test cricket’s leading wicket-taker until Kapil Dev broke his record. Hadlee finished with enviable career numbers and it reflects his mastery. Nishad Pai Vaidya picks 11 astonishing statistics. Also Read - Have to be Extremely Vigilant And Disciplined: Kane Williamson on IPL Coronavirus Cases
1. The first man to take 400 Test wickets
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Hadlee was the first bowler in the history of the game to take 400 Test wickets. He achieved the milestone during the first Test against India at Christchurch in 1990. His 400th wicket was that of Sanjay Manjrekar. Also Read - Trent Boult Skips Training as NZ Men & Women Hit The Greens at Bay Oval
2. Most fifers and 10-fors in Test cricket by a fast bowler
Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne tower above the others in most bowling records. But Richard Hadlee remains the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket in terms of fifers and 10-wicket match hauls. In 86 Tests, he managed 36 fifers and nine 10-wicket hauls. He is only behind Warne and Muralitharan on those two marks. Read the complete article on Cric Life here.