5 Things you don't know about Chris Cairns

#1

One of the most dashing hair-do

Chris Cairns supported one of the most dashing and beautiful (or handsome if you want to say) hair-do in the Cricket history. I would say even the entertainment world could also not beat him. He was the heart-throb of male and female followers of Cricket just because of his curls that moved the hearts of his fans when he charged in to bowl.

Photo Credit: news.co.nz
Photo Credit: news.co.nz

#2

Notts Affair

It’s an interesting fact that two of the New Zealand’s all-rounders were bowled while ducking to a supposed bouncer. The other player was Sir Richard Hadlee. This happened with both of them in County Cricket while playing for Nottinghamshire, and therefore this phenomenon is known as Notts Affair.

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Photo Credit: stuff.co.nz

#3

Best all-rounder of the world

It is believed that Shane Warne once described him as the best all-rounder of the world. It is also known that Chris Cairns could not fulfilled his potential–a series of injuries rattled his scintillating career.

#4

Huge figure, huge sixes

He was known for hitting huge sixes down the ground. For a long period of time, he kept the record for most number of sixes in Tests (87, since surpassed by Adam Gilchrist).

#5

One among seven players in the world

He is one of only seven players to have reached the all-rounder’s double of 200 wickets and 3000 runs in Test matches. Out of these seven players, Cairns reached the double 2nd fastest (58 Test) behind Ian Botham. In ODIs, Cairns came close to another double of 200 wickets and 5000 runs. Cairns finished his ODI career on 4950 runs, just 50 short.

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