Allan Robert Border
(Australian Retired Cricketer)
|Nickname:||Allan, Pugsley, Captain Grumpy|
|Profession:||Australian Retired Cricketer|
|Autobiography:||Allan Border- An Autobiography, Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story|
|Height (approx.):||175 cm|
|Weight (approx.):||72 kg|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Blue|
|Hair Colour:||Ash Grey|
|Date of Birth:||27th July 1955|
|Age (as on 2017):||62 years|
|Birth Place:||Cremorne, Sydney, Australia|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Leo|
|School:||North Sydney Boys High School|
|Educational Qualifications:||High School Graduate|
|Address:||New South Wales, Australia|
|Test:||9th Dec 1978 vs England at Melbourne|
|ODI:||13th Jan 1979 vs England at Sydney|
|Domestic/State Team:||Gloucestershire, New South Wales, Queensland, Essex|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||England|
|Favourite Shot/Ball:||Cover drive, Straight drive|
- He is the first ever batsman to score 150 or more runs in both innings of a Test match.
- When he retired, he was the highest run-getter in test cricket. This record was held by him until Nov 2005 when Brain Lara eclipsed this feat.
- He once held the record of most scores between fifty and 100 (63) and most fifties (90) across formats, but this record was transcended by Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
- Until he retired, he was the most capped Australian.
- He is the first player to feature in 150 Test matches.
- He holds the record for batting in most Test match innings (265) than any other after Sachin Tendulkar.
- Most Test runs (6.623) and most test appearance as a captain (93). Both these records were later surpassed by South Africa’s Graeme Smith.
- He holds the record of playing most consecutive Test (153) in the history of the game.
|Career Turning Point:||Not Known|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Craig McDermott, Glenn McGrath|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Book:||Ashes Glory, Cricket As I See It by Allan Border|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Smoking: No
- Drinking Alcohol: Yes
- He once took 11 wickets in a test match against West Indies.
- Allan Border is an author as well, he has written many books like Cricket as I see(2014), One-day Magic(1991), Ashes Glory: Allan Border’s Own Story(1989), A Peep at the Poms(1987), Allan Border: An Autobiography(1986), Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story(1994).
- Post his retirement, he continued playing for the Queensland side who won the Sheffield Sheild trophy for the very first time.
- He became a Member of Order of Australia in 1996 after his retirement and the Officer of the Order of Australia 3 years later in the year 1989.
- In 1994, Allan Border was named Queenslander of the year.
- He received an Australian Sports Medal in the year 2000.
- Currently, Allan Border is working as a commentator for Fox Sports Australia.
- He is an ICC Cricket Hall of Famer as he was inducted among the 55 inaugural inductees.
- Allan Border also received the Queensland Greats Awards in the year 2016.
- He was also inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
- He is also named as the ‘twelfth man’ in Autralia’s “Greatest ODI Team ever”.