5 Cricketers who proved age is just a number: Cricket is the game but not based on age. There are many players who stayed on for long and have proved themselves worth. They aged but never lost their talent and experience. World cricket fans has bowed them for their brilliant performances during the end of their career. Here we take a look at 5 cricketers who proved age is just a number:
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The 41-year old Mike Hussey made his debut in 2004 against India. He played till the age of 38 and continued to play league tournament. During his last three years of career, he scored 6 hundreds in Test format. He can play according to the situation. He played long Test innings and also scored 17 runs off just 5 balls off the over. And he proved that age is just a number.
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Sachin Tendulkar made his debut in 1989 and known to be little master blaster. No doubt, he is cricket legend. He had spent 24 years for cricket and became best cricketer in the world. In the span of 24 years, he played many stunning innings and created many records. He was the first cricketer to score double century in limited over format.
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Pakistan Cricket Team made Misbha-ul-Haq as captain at the age of 36 in 2010. He had been consistent from 2011. Misbha hit the fastest Test hundred in just 56 balls against Australia. He equaled the Test hundreds of Viv Richards at the age of 40.
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Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath came as the successor to Muttiah Muralitharan in Test team. He made his debut in 1999 but never came to the prominence as the leading spinner untill the retirement of Muralitharan. And then he made a successful comeback in 2009 against Pakistan and took over the position of Sri Lanka’s main spin bowler from Murali. Now he is the most important player of the team.
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Australian spinner Brad Hogg made his debut in 1996 but he was not selected for next seven years for the Australian Team. In 2002, he made his comeback and became one of the important player of the team. He took more than 7 years to play 36 ODIs and picked up 156 wickets. In 2008, he retired from ODI and Test cricket but played T20I World Cup in 2014 for Australia. He is still continues to play T20 league cricket at the age of 45 years.