Adam Parore is celebrating his 52nd birthday on 23 January
Played in ODI against India without fours, innings of sixes
New Delhi. Cricketers from all over the world are known for their brilliant innings and records, but no one else has been able to do what the former New Zealand cricketer did. It is being talked about former Kiwi wicketkeeper Adam Parore, who is celebrating his 52nd birthday today i.e. on 23 January. Parore is the only international cricketer who conquered Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak.
Born in Auckland, Parore played 78 Tests and 179 ODIs for New Zealand. Parore, who made his Test debut against England in 1990, retired from cricket in 2002 at the age of just 31. The wicket-keeper batsman scored 2865 runs in Tests and 3314 runs in ODIs. He made 204 victims behind the wicket. An interesting record is also registered in the name of Parore. He is the highest run-scorer in ODIs without a boundary. Adam scored 96 against India in 1994 at Baroda, which did not include a single four or six.
passion came to life
In 2011, Parore even risked his life to complete the Everest climb. In an interview, the former Kiwi cricketer told that while he was climbing, his oxygen ran out. Somehow he could survive because of the Sherpa who was accompanying him. He spent about 20 minutes on the peak. According to Parore, his health deteriorated while descending. Even the sound coming from the mouth had stopped. However, he somehow came down from the top.
involved in controversies
Parore remained in the limelight even outside the field. In 2003, he entered into a relationship with TV presenter Sally Ridge. Both also got embroiled in a controversy because of the demolition of a 100-year-old house. After separating from Ridge, Adam married his girlfriend 22 years younger to him in 2014. However, their relationship did not last long and the two parted ways in 2016.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 23, 2023, 12:17 IST