HBD Shane Bond: After becoming a police officer, stepped into cricket, intimidated the batsmen with fast bowling


New Delhi. Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond is celebrating his 47th birthday today. He was born on 7 June 1975 in Christchurch. He was famous for his fast bowling. He used to bowl continuously at a speed of 150 km per hour in the match. He was a strike bowler. The story of Shane Bond becoming a cricketer is very interesting. In the year 1999-2000, he did police training, due to which he missed a domestic cricket season. Before making his debut in international cricket, Shane Bond was a police officer in Christchurch. In the year 2001, he made his debut in international cricket.

He made his Test debut against Australia in 2001. His debut was great. His first three wickets in Test cricket were Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. These three great players were dismissed by Bond for a duck. He also made his ODI debut in the year 2002 against Australia in Melbourne. His ODI debut was excellent. He took 3 wickets in his very first match. During this, Bond made Mark Waugh, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh his victims.

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Shane Bond surprised the Indian team with his bowling during an ODI match in Bulawayo on 26 August 2005. In this match, the batsmen of Team India got tired of eating all four. He could not survive in front of Bond’s fast balls. During this, Bond took 6 wickets for 19 runs in 9 overs while bowling the best of his ODI career. However, before this, he took 6 wickets for 23 runs in the 2003 Cricket World Cup against Australia. Shane Bond has also hit a hat-trick in ODIs. Playing against Australia in Hobart in 2007, he completed his hat-trick by dismissing Andrew Symonds, Cameron White and Nathan Bracken.

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Shane Bond’s career

Shane Bond was frequently injured during his cricket career, due to which his career ended prematurely. He played 18 Tests for New Zealand, taking 87 wickets. His best performance in the biggest format of cricket was the dismissal of 6 wickets for 51 runs. He played 82 ODIs for New Zealand, taking 147 wickets. His best performance in ODI cricket is to get 6 wickets for 19 runs. Apart from this, Bond took 25 wickets in 20 T20 International matches. His best performance in T20 International was 3 wickets for 18 runs.

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