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Steve Waugh
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Twin brother of Mark, born 2nd June, 1965, and one day cricket captain of Australia. Considered to be one of the finest batsmen ever, especially when the team is under pressure.

Steve made his debut in Australia vs India on Boxing Day, 1985.

Steve, father of two year old Rosalie, went in to bat for a cause on the recent tour of India to help kids with leprosy and has pledged to help sufferers of the disease, even when his playing days are over. Steve, backed by his wife Lynette, said "This campaign is important. It was fate. I had to do it." Steve has been organising fund raisers etc and a recent sports memorabilia auction in India raised $60,000, which is going to establishing a girls wing alongside the boys at the Udayan refuge centre.

Late December 1998, Steve scored his 7000th Test run in the 4th Test against England and overtook Sir Donald Bradman's total runs scored. It was also his 17th century and took his batting average past 50.

On 12th February, 1999, it was announced that Steve would succeed Mark Taylor as Australian cricket captain.

Steve is considered a tough competitor and has built his success on a combination of perseverance and natural ability.

You can keep up-to-date with his record on www.stevewaugh.com.au

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