Personal information
Full nameRichard John Hadlee
Born3 July 1951 (age 68)
St Albans, New Zealand
NicknamePaddles, Sir Paddles
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleAll-rounder
RelationsWalter Hadlee (father)
Barry Hadlee (brother)
Dayle Hadlee (brother)
International information
National sideNew Zealand (1973–1990)
Test debut (cap 127)2 February 1973 v Pakistan
Last Test5 July 1990 v England
ODI debut (cap 6)11 February 1973 v Pakistan
Last ODI25 May 1990 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1971/72–1988/89Canterbury
1978–1987Nottinghamshire
1979/80Tasmania

Richard Hadlee (1972 -1990) – He was
renowned as the most fearsome fast bowler of the late 20th century. A former New Zealand cricket player who dominated world’s fast bowling charts
for more than a decade. He was the leading wicket taker in the world until Kapil Dev of India first broke the record.

Hadlee took 431 wickets in 86 Tests and became the first bowler ever in history to take more than 400 wickets. Not just
bowling but, he was a decent batsman too and hence, found a place amongst top all-round players of the world during his prime.

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