Matthew Lawrence Hayden
(Retired Australian Cricketer)
Mathew Lawrence Hayden was a former Australian cricketer popularly known as Haydos was counted as one of the most destructive opening batsmen in world cricket. The late 90’s and early 2000 saw some flamboyance stuff when it comes to opening batsmen mainly due to his and his opening partner Adam Gilchrist. His stats have always been impressive in the limited overs but in the Test matches too he was destructive. He once had held the highest ever test score of 38o runs off 470 balls which was scored against Zimbabwe. He averages 50.7 in Tests and holds the record of the second highest run-getter in Test matches as an opener.
|Profession:||Retired Australian Cricketer|
|Height (approx.):||187 cm, 6 Feet 2 Inches|
|Weight (approx.):||95 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||29th October 1971|
|Age (as on 2018):||46 years|
|Birth Place:||Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Scorpion|
|Educational Qualifications:||Not Known|
|Address:||Gumdale, Queensland, Australia|
|Test:||12th November 1993 vs South Africa|
|ODI:||9th December 1993 vs New Zealand|
|T20I:||13th June 2005 vs England|
|Jersey Number:||#28 (England), #28 (IPL, County)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Queensland, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Chennai Super Kings, Brisbane Heat|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||England|
|Favourite Shot:||Walking down the track against fast bowlers, Pull-shot|
|Records and Awards|
- Matthew Hayden holds the record for the highest individual score for Australia in Tests. He scored 380 against Zimbabwe to register this record to his name.
- Matthew Hayden is the second highest run-getter in Test matches as an opener.
- When he retired from Test cricket in the year 2009, he was the joint 6th with South Africa’s Jacques Kallis on the highest number of Test centuries.
- His score of 380 vs Zimbabwe is still the highest ever Test score by an opening batsman.
- In the year 2017, Matthew Hayden was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
- Hayden won the Allan Border Medal in the year 2002.
- He was the Test Player of the Year 2002, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2003.
- He was named the ICC one-day player of the year in 2007.
- He is also the member of the Order of Australia in January 2010.
- Hayden was also awarded the Australian Sports Medal on 14th July 2000.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli, Usman Khawaja, Rohit Sharma, David Warner|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Prawn pita Pizza, Mango and Avocado salad, Christmas Pudding, Salmon Quiche, Chicken Tikka|
|Favourite Actors:||Not Known|
|Favourite Films:||Not Known|
|Car Collection:||Land Cruiser, Mercedes-Benz GL|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||Not Known|
|Favourite Destinations:||Not Known|
|Smoking/Alcohol:||Smoking: No, Alcohol: Yes|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Marriage Date:||05th March 2005|
|Children:||Daughter: Grace Hayden(2002), Son: Joshua Hayden(2005), Thomas Joseph(2007)|
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
- In the year 2003, Hayden was fined some percent of his match fee after he smashed a pavilion window after disagreeing to an umpire decision in a Test match at Sydney cricket ground against England.
- In the down-under series against India in 2008 the famous ‘monkey-gate’ incident took place between Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds where Matthew Hayden was a witness for the fallout. During the incident, Hayden called Harbhajan Singh some offensive words for which he paid the price as he was charged for a code of conduct violation by Cricket Australia.
- He was heavily criticized by BCCI and Pakistan legend Wasim Akram when he called India a third world country after his team failed to win a single game against India in a Test series. He marked the ground conditions and inordinate delays responsible for his side defeat.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Matthew Hayden overtook Don Bradman’s haul of 29 centuries after he scored his 30th against India in the fourth Test at Adelaide in 2008.
- Hayden also owns a yacht apart from his car collections.
- He has also hosted a TV show named, Home Ground.
- Matthew Hayden was the first batsman to use the long handle ‘Mongoose Bat’. He used it in an IPL game against the Delhi Daredevils.
- In September 2012, Matthew Hayden announced his retirements from all forms of cricket.
- Matthew Hayden is an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.
- He has been an Ambassador for World Youth Day in the year 2008.
- With 265 runs to his name, he was the highest run-getter in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007.
- Matthew Hayden was appointed to head a tourism campaign by Queensland Government in March 2013 to attract more Indian tourists to Australia.
- He has his own cookery book named ‘The Complete Matthew Hayden Cookbook’.