Jason Gillespie is a former Australian cricketer who got his nickname ‘Dizzy’ from his Australian cricket teammates, the nickname was inspired by American jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie.
Gillespie was a towering presence who threatened batsmen with his pace and bounce, and is regarded as one of the finest fast bowlers that Australia has produced. Gillespie took 259 Test wickets, and this number would have been many more if his career hadn’t been plagued with injuries.
Gillespie was no slouch with the bat and was often sent in as a night-watchmen, and in his final test match for Australia he scored a sensational double century.
Jason Gillespie was the first international Test cricket fast bowler to bowl with his sunglasses