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July 3, 2003

The Sultan of Swing

There was no outward menace in his steady approach to the wicket. But if there was a chink in the batsman's armour you could be sure Sir Richard John Hadlee would expose it.

For long, Hadlee was the one bowler of real quality the Kiwi's possessed and he shouldered the load remarkably well.

The icon of New Zealand cricket celebrates his 52nd birthday today, July 3.

A tribute to the original Sultan of Swing.

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