Five cricketers who were more successful than their fathers

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In the history of cricket, there have been many examples where two brothers have played alongside each other,one of the most well known example is of  Waugh’s (Steve, Mark) and the Chapell’s (Ian, Greg and Trevor). Father-son duos are also witnessed in International cricket.Former Australian player Geoff Marsh’s both sons, Shaun and Mitchell played together and have been rationally victorious. Lets have a look at Five cricketers who played more outstandingly than their fathers:-

#1 Walter Hadlee and Richard Hadlee
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Richard Hadlee is recognized as one of the best fast bowlers in the history of cricket, and his presence made New Zealand a force to reckon with. He was the right-arm fast bowler and the first player who took 400 Test wickets, and along with his hard-hitting art, was named as one of the four greatest all-rounders of his time alongside Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, and Imran Khan. Hadlee was regarded as the 12th best cricketer of all time in ESPN Legends of cricketers. In 1990, the Kiwi was given knighthood for his contribution to cricket and is also a former chairman of the New Zealand board of selectors. His father, Walter Hadlee may have played only 11 matches for New Zealand, but because of his outstanding performance, his contribution to the nation is still remembered. Apart from being a player, he was a captain, and also the selector of the team from Down Under. He was born to a blacksmith father at Christchurch, he also played rugby.  Hadlee played his last match in March 1951, and scored a century. Walter died at the age of 91 in Christchurch on September 29, 2006.

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