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Andy Bull: The trouble with Steve Waugh's infamous put-down to Herschelle "I liked the quote," he said later, "I think it is quite funny. to try to make The Guardian sustainable by deepening our relationship with our readers. Steve Waugh has easily the best winning ratio of anyone to captain a side for an easy source for journalists seeking a quick and possibly controversial quote. Waugh remembered Chappell's criticism of his appointment as Mark Taylor's . [but] I think we've had a bit of a tepid relationship occasionally. The link between cricket captains in a long series is a unique relationship in That includes Steve Waugh's twin brother Mark, who Hussain is much closer to .. FULL TRANSCRIPT: Read Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's quotes from first interview as.
More than 40, had packed the SCG that day and it seemed as though not a single soul had left — barring brother Mark, who had a race meet to attend at nearby Harold Park — as they sensed something truly special in the making.
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As such, the innings was classic Waugh: The four from the last delivery to reach three figures was pure theatre, bringing the proverbial house down and buying the skipper another 12 months at the helm. Waugh's last ball century Maintaining a healthy tempo without ever being guilty of risking his wicket, the silky-smooth right-hander provided a blueprint for batting in subcontinental conditions. Steve Waugh v England, JunLeeds The s version of Stephen Waugh was a different character to the hardened leader that evolved in the ensuing years.
More willing to play his shots. This was the moment the selectors hit paydirt, having waited almost four years for the Bankstown boy to deliver on his obvious promise with a maiden Test hundred to savour.
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For Waugh, a stunning at Headingley — full of those classic Waugh-esque back-foot cover drives — was the moment his Ashes love affair began, and moreover, the moment his career ignited. This innings topped the lot. In fact, only once at a World Cup had a higher total been chased. Reinvented and seemingly rejuvenated as an ODI opener, his balls set the pace for the innings and laid the platform for what was in the end a comfortable chase.
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Unhurried, unfussed and unflustered, it was vintage Waugh. But the impact of Steve Waugh on this match set the tone for the historic decider that followed. Windies captain Richie Richardson won the toss and sent Australia in to bat on a pitch that was green and damp, before unleashing Messrs Ambrose and Walsh on the tourists.
Forty-seven overs later, the Aussies had been skittled, and no-one had managed more than 18 … with the exception of Waugh, who stood defiant for three long hours against a barrage of short-pitched bowling. Waugh, Ambrose face-off 6. Mark Waugh v England, JanAdelaide Mark Waugh became the 15th Australian to make a century on Test debut and an argument could easily be fashioned that it was the most graceful of the lot.
Waugh himself was nonchalant about the beautifully struck hundred, which rescued Australia from and delighted the Adelaide crowd.
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Australia had struggled through the early phase of the tournament and left themselves needing to surge through the back-end unbeaten. Waugh issued the rallying cry and his teammates followed, but the skipper also led from the front with bat in hand. Among them is that former players are peeved they were not given the chance Waugh had to establish his Test career - 26 Tests without scoring a hundred. Such disgruntlement is more acute in critics who say NSW players receive special treatment.
Also, there is a view some players, like Chappell, from a less professional, more social era, just don't warm to the personality of Waugh: Chappell is fiercely loyal and a friend of Warne, known as more of a party man than Waugh.
Perhaps, too, Chappell may also feel not enough respect is shown by the Australians now for his team of the mids or the steps he took to improve players' conditions in the '70s - and not just through his leading role in the World Series Cricket revolution.
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The accusations of selfishness at Waugh usually point to his large number of not-outs and his perceived failure to protect his tailenders.
Others, though, counter that is part of the reason they are now the strongest batting tail in the world. Some people have also said Waugh was protecting himself by staying at No.
Waugh once made an approach to Chappell to sort out their differences at a team hotel soon after that '99 radio interview, at the World Cup in England, but while Chappell said his door was always open, the air has never cleared.
Chappell wears his opinions on his sleeve and loves to have a beer and talk cricket with his mates. Steve is more an introvert. He's not one of those lean-up-against-the-bar merchants. When others are going out for a drink, he writes his books. Everyone in the media may have different views on certain issues. His [Chappell's] is that Steve Waugh is selfish and guys like that don't make good captains.
Might critics merely be media professionals doing what they are paid to do - express forthright opinions? Or has ill-will triumphed over an "honour among skippers" ideal?
Has Chappell, for example, been too inflexible in his regard for Waugh after forming an unflattering opinion of his batsmanship originally? Some fire beneath the smoke seems to be there regarding the grudge theories, but some people also think Waugh has perceived conspiracies where none exist. Keith Stackpole is another ex-player-turned-commentator who has been seen as a less-than-zealous Waugh fan, but denies this, suggesting the theory might have stemmed from his avid admiration of the captaincy of Mark Taylor, Waugh's predecessor.
Stackpole also dismisses the Chappell speculation. I haven't been critical of him because of that, but I think he's probably felt that for some reason.