Friday, October 5, 2007

That man, Haydos!

What is up with Matthew Hayden???

He never seems to stop batting well!!! At least once, one hopes against hope, that he will get out cheaply and quicky - but he seems to reserve his best against India-the land where he re-discovered his career.

There goes a story that before his maiden first-class innings, Hayden asked if anyone had made 200 on debut, then went out and hit 149. He has plundered and plundered runs all around the world and doesn't seem to be in any mood to give up just yet! Except for one season of slump in his form, "Haydos" has been prolific on the ground. In the last world cup, he was the highest run getter with an average of 73.22 and scoring 659 runs! And then it seems he did all that with a fractured toe and a broken bone in his other foot!!!!

This man is almost 36 years old, his average in test cricket is 53, that in ODIs is 44.28 and he averages 58.20 in T20 !!!! And we thought T20 is all about the youth!!!

Easily one of the most dangerous players in the world, he has swiftly overtaken the likes of Tendulkar, Jayasuriya, Kallis and others in that class to emerge as "The Boss"!!!

Matthew Hayden, take a bow!

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