Happy Birthday Josh Hazlewood: Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood is celebrating his 30th birthday today. Hazlewood was instrumental in bowling an outstanding India in his most recent Test match in Adelaide to score his lowest Test score of 36 runs. Josh Hazlewood is also known as the hero of the small town. Hazlewood attributes his success to Father Trevor. Josh Hazlewood said in a podcast, “The talent in me came from my father because my stature and body have gone to him.” Josh Hazlewood belongs to Bendemeer, 300 km north from Sydney.
The population of Bendemeer is 485, where Josh and his elder brother Aaron practiced well. The Bendemeer High School, in which Josh Hazlewood studied, had 30 children. Josh and his brother Aaron spend all day playing cricket. Bendemeer is a tourist spot-like place, where the fair attracts a lot of people. But apart from that there is only cricket and school.
Taller than his brother
Josh Hazlewood was longer than his elder brother Aaron. Many times friends were confused about who is the elder from the two. Josh was just 12 or 13 years old when he played a grade match and blew away the opposing team’s trials. After the match, the umpire asked Josh’s father were to feed the 20-25-year-old boy, to which the father said – Josh is 13 years old. The umpires were stunned to know this. Not only the stature, but Josh Hazlewood also had speed and maturity too early. He was able to trouble any batsman and also scored a century with good batting when needed.
Father’s faith always remained
Initially, everyone’s hopes were set on Aaron that it would soon be selected in the cricket team. But the father always relied on the ability of his younger son Josh. He also spoke to his friends that Josh Hazlewood has the potential to go further. Many friends even bet on the fast bowler’s father that Josh Hazlewood will not get the baggy green cap before he turns 30. However, Josh Hazlewood debuted at the age of 23. So far, Hazlewood played 53 Tests, taking 202 wickets. At the same time, 88 wickets in 54 ODIs and 9 wickets in 9 T20 International matches. It is written on a gateway in Bendemer – Welcome to Bendemir – the hometown of Hazelwood.
Compared to great McGrath
Josh Hazlewood is usually compared to the great Glean McGrath. Josh Hazlewood, like McGrath, is known for his precise line length. Let me tell you that Josh Hazlewood was stressed by childhood coach John Muller to become a fast bowler. McGrath did not miss Hazlewood as his successor. He said, ‘Josh Hazlewood is very talented and capable. He will definitely be very successful in international cricket.