Curtly Ambrose
(Former West Indies Cricketer)

Standing at a towering 6ft 7inches, Curtly Ambrose is one of the most lethal fast bowler in the history of cricket. A giant of the game in every sense, Ambrose was not the best swing bowlers but pin-point accurate. Ambrose used his height to trouble the batsmen with rise deliveries and bowling bouncers.

Curtly Ambrose
Nickname:Big Bird
Profession:Former West Indies Cricketer, Cricket Coach
Role:Right-arm fast bowler
Biography
Autobiography:Time to Talk

Biopic:NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):6’7”
Weight (approx.):NA
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
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Personal Life
Date of Birth:21 September 1963
Age (as on 2018):54 years
Birth Place:Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Libra
Nationality:Antiguan
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Educational Qualifications:NA
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Social Media
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Family
Father:NA
Mother:Millie Ambrose
Sister:NA
Brother:NA
Coach/Mentor:NA
Religion:NA
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Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:2 April 1988 vs Pakistan
ODI:12 March 1988 vs Pakistan
T20:NA
Jersey Number:NA
Major Teams:West Indies, Leeward Islands,Northamptonshire, UWI Vice Chancellor’s Celebrity XI,West Indies Masters
Nature on field:Aggressive fast bowler
Likes to play against:NA
Favourite Shot/Ball:NA
Career Turning Point
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Records
  • Best bowling average (20.99) among the bowlers with 400+ Test wickets.
  • Ambrose registered one of the best bowling figures in Test cricket (7 for 1) against Australia in 1993.

Preferences
Hobbies:Playing guitar, Playing basketball and football
Favourite Cricketers:Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Ricky Ponting, David Gower, Javed Miandad, Graham Gooch, Jacques Kallis
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Favourite Food:Steamed fish, Chocolate
Favourite Actors:John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Henry Fonda and Charles Bronson
Favourite Films:Chinese karate movies
Favourite Musicians/Singers:Katy Perry, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh
Favourite Destination:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:NA
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:NA
Wife:Bridgette Benjamin

Marriage Year:2001
Children:NA
Earnings
Net Worth:NA
Retainer Fee:NA
Test Fee:NA
ODI Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
IPL 11:NA
Awards and recognitions
  • Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1992
  • ICC Hall of Fame (inducted in 2011)
  • Knighted in 2014
Controversies
  • Ambrose had an confrontation with Steve Waugh in 1995. He told the Aussie, “Man, I will knock you out – here and now. I don’t care if I have no career left.” West Indies captain Richie Richardson calmed things between the two. The West Indies pace bowler later revealed in his autobiography, “I did want to get physical. I was going to beat him, I was that mad…beating him would have given me some satisfaction.”

Lesser Known Facts
  • In his early years, Ambrose was pretty much into Basketball. His mother advised him to say no to a lucrative basketball deal in USA and pursue a career in cricket.
  • Post-retirement, Ambrose made a career in music as the bass guitarist. He has a reggae band called Spirited. He took up playing guitar on insistence of his teammate (and later captain) Richie Richardson.