Sir Richard Hadlee ‘Paddles’

Sir Richard Hadlee (born July 3, 1951 from Christchurch, New Zealand) was nicknamed ‘Paddles’ because of his large sized feet. The former world class international cricketer is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in the history of cricket. He is the first bowler in Test history to capture 400 Test wickets, and also became the first player in Test history to capture 400 wickets and score 3000 runs.

In 1990, Hadlee was knighted for his services to cricket. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC World Cricket Hall of Fame.

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