Steve Waugh AO
Steve Waugh AO
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
Steve Waugh is a former Australian Cricket Captain and remains one of crickets most recognised, revered and respected players.
Raised in western Sydney, twenty-year-old Steve Waugh debuted for Australia in the 1985 Boxing Day Test. He initially had more success in One Day Cricket and was a key player during Australia’s 1987 World Cup win. Waugh succeeded Mark Taylor as captain of the test team in 1999 and presided over an era of Australian dominance, including a record 16 consecutive victories. In 2003 he saved his flagging career with an inspirational innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground, reaching his century on the last ball of the second day. Waugh retired in 2004 having played a world record 168 Test matches and 325 One-Day internationals.
Steve is not only world renowned for his sporting achievements. His business, acumen and philanthropy achievements have, and continue to, earn him accolades, recognition and awards worldwide.
Steve is only one of three Australians to have been invited to join the prestigious Laureus World Sports Academy and the fourth cricketer to be so honoured. He has also completed an 8-year term with the prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee and is a past member of the SCG Sports Trust.
Since his retirement, Steve has swapped his cricket whites for a business suit and tie. He has built an enviable reputation as a writer and observer on the game he loves, and worked with the Australian Olympic Team, Australian Cricket Team and Australian Soccer Team in mentoring and athlete liaison roles.
He has also devoted much time to charity — most notably through the Steve Waugh Foundation, supporting children fighting Rare Diseases in Australia.