Michael Bevan was called the world’s best finisher Before Dhoni: B’DAY SPECIAL

Former Australian cricket team player Michael Bevan turned 50 years old today. He had achieved a lot of fame in the cricket world.

B'DAY SPECIAL: Before Dhoni, Michael Bevan was called the world's best finisher
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The reason for this achievement was his explosive batting. He often came to bat at the end of the middle order. Opposition bowlers were blown away as soon as he stepped on the pitch.

It was said about Bevan that as long as he is present on the pitch, it is very difficult to beat Australia. This is the same thing that is said about MS Dhoni in recent times.

Michael Bevan was called by many names because of his match-winning innings. Cricket pundits often called him ‘The Finisher’ or ‘Anchor’.

His batting average in ODI cricket has been 53.58, which tells the story of his success. He comes in the top 10 in the world in terms of batting average.

He has played 232 ODIs for Australia, during which Bevan has scored 6 centuries and 46 half-centuries.

B'DAY SPECIAL: Before Dhoni, Michael Bevan was called the world's best finisher
Pic Credit – Twitter

However, he did not succeed much in Test cricket, nor did he get much opportunities to play in the longest format.

Michael Bevan has played 3 World Cups for Australia, in 1996, the Australian team reached the final, but Sri Lanka finally won.

Although the Kangaroo team became champions in the World Cup of 1999 and 2003, Michael Bevan was part of this team.

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After the final match of the Natwest Trophy of 2001 was over, a spectator attacked Michael Bevan with a drink bottle throwing at his face.

This match was won by Australia, and the spectators took the anger of Pakistan’s defeat against Michael Bevan. However, he did not get hurt much.

He was a big match player who had always performed well in ICC tournaments.

B'DAY SPECIAL: Before Dhoni, Michael Bevan was called the world's best finisher
Pic Credit – Twitter

Here are some of the best innings of Michael Bevan:

1.1996 WC
Australia were 15/4, he walks in and scored 69 runs

2.1999 WC Semi Finals
Australia were 68/4, he walks in and scored 65 runs

3.2003 World Cup vs England
Australia were 48/4, he walks in and scored 74 runs

4.2003 World Cup vs New Zealand
Australia were 47/4, he walks in and scored 56 runs

5.1996 vs West Indies
Australia were 38/4, he walks in and scored 78 runs

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