The Australian media has extended their support towards England batsman Jonathan Trott following his decision to leave the Ashes tour citing stress, and said that even `men of steel` like Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist felt vulnerable and helpless due to a similar ailment.
Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has said that the batting pair of Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja should be looking at Matthew Hayden`s career transformation from limited shot-maker to awesome run machine as inspiration.
Former Australian star Matthew Hayden has called his ten-hour, 22 minute batting show against Zimbabwe ten years ago, which was then the highest score in Test history, as the most perfect innings he had ever played.
Australian Test great Matthew Hayden has said that he believed that the decision to appoint Michael Clarke as captain from a young age instead of grooming a group of candidates contributed to a lost generation of leaders.
Former Pakistani bowler Waqar Younis has said that Brian Lara was the best batsman that he got out although he enjoyed bowling to other great batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, Steve Waugh, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist.
Former Australia pacer Shaun Tait feels that seasoned players like Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden, Jason Gillespie shouldn`t have hurried retired which would have enabled a smooth transition for the next generation.
Fans making a beeline for autographs and photographs outside the commentary box during the third India-Australia Test, left the legendary Sunil Gavaskar fuming after their over-enthusiastic chatter ‘disturbed’ him while on the job.
A butter-fingered Virat Kohli on Saturday received tips on the nuances of slip catching from Australian great Matthew Hayden, who seemed to have stressed on the importance of watching the ball and the bowler all the way down the pitch while fielding at the slip cordon.
Sacked Australian vice-captain Shane Watson today got the backing of former opening batsman Matthew Hayden while ex-captain Ricky Ponting refused comment on the unprecedented dumping of four key players from the team for the third Test against India.
Virender Sehwag`s axing from the Indian squad for the third and fourth Test would make Australia "happy" and the struggling opener, according to Matthew Hayden, could have broken his run of poor scores with a "triple ton" in Mohali.