New Delhi: Former New Zealand star sensation Daniel Vettori who is touted to be the greatest ever Kiwi spinner turned 37 on Wednesday.
— ICC (@ICC) January 27, 2016
Known as one of the greatest ambassadors of the sport, Vettori was in a league of his own. He represented New Zealand for 113 Tests and 295 ODIs to show his influence for the Black Caps for a long time.
Here are five intersting facts about Daniel Vettori who is one of the most respected cricketers the game has ever seen.
#Vettori is the youngest ever player to play for New Zealand in both Tests and ODIs.
#Daniel Vettori was called “Harry Potter” by fans because of his floppy hair and spectacles.
#The 300-club man is the youngest spinner to claim 100 wickets in Tests.
#He also bears the record for most runs scored by a No. 8 batsman (2227). Overall he has 4531 runs in Tests.
#He shares his birthday with Kiwi Rugby legend Tony Woodcock.