Do you know this man?

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  1. cobalt

    cobalt Moderator

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    This man has been an inspiration to millions of people and even children, all over the world. He used to hold what is considered by most to be the second most important job in his country.

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    Who is he? What do you know about him?
     
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    No idea. Who's that, mate?
     
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    C'mon, where are the Aussies when you need them?? :D
     
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    Please someone from the Antipodes let us in on the big mystery. :confused:
    He looks like a cross between Gary Sinise and Tom Hanks. :eek:
     

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    WHat bout Forrest Gump?:(
     
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    looks like Australian cricket team captain. Steve Waugh??
     
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  8. cobalt

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    Yes indeed, it is Steve Waugh. As a sportsperson and also as a man and a human being, he has been a real inspiration to millions of people.

    As a cricket player, he was renowned for his grit and earned the sobriquet of "Iceman" for his uncompromising attitude on the field. He earned the respect (and fear) of his opponents. For a really good insight into this giant of a man, read Gideon Haigh's recent article on him, titled "One hundred per cent Australian":
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/487085.html

    Steve never did a no-show at any event. He played wherever it was required of him. He recognized that was the greatest way of honouring his country and the game.

    But even as he was captaining what was possibly the greatest Australian Test cricket team ever, he found time and energy to follow his heart. His philanthrophic work set an example for other people who like him were fortunate to have more than most, and who travelled the world to experience the difference. Since his retirement from cricket, Steve has devoted his energies much more to his Foundation:
    http://www.stevewaughfoundation.com.au/

    We have so many past and present legends of badminton in Asia. I often wonder why it is that we do not see the same intensity of commitment from most of them, to give back to society in a meaningful way; to leverage their fame; to use their legendary status for a good cause. Just becoming highly-paid coaches or "consultants" or sitting on committees is IMO, a waste of the opportunities that they have been presented with in their life.
     
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    Maybe BWF should seriously consider this...

    Steve Waugh backs lie detectors to tackle corruption

    Andrew McGlashan at Lord's
    July 19, 2011

    Full report: http://www.espncricinfo.com/mcc/content/current/story/523884.html

    Excerpts:

    ...Steve Waugh has undergone a lie-detector test to show how the system could be used to help track down players involved in fixing cricket matches.

    ...Waugh, a member of the MCC Cricket Committee who were meeting at Lord's this week, proposed that polygraphs could be used to tackle corruption during the group's last meeting in Perth late last year. Initially there was much scepticism but Keith Bradshaw, the MCC chief executive, offered his support and a committee was formed with Waugh, Bradshaw, Courtney Walsh and Barry Richards.

    "We know how hard it is to catch players," Waugh said. "There have been a lot of rumours about what is going on so it's about looking to the future. We've looked at different options and one of those might to get some younger players to pledge to do a polygraph test to lead the way.
     
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    I dont recall he's that old. Feels like it was yesterday that he won the ashes
     
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    yes, I notice him in the early 1990s with Mark Waugh, Indiana Jones, Boony and the rest. ;) The oneday series can be addictive. ;)
     
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    Indiana Jones???! I think you mean Deano.... :D

    Steve is still a giant amongst men. How I wish the BWF had someone like him heading up their operations!
     
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    I would vote for Tony Gunawan playing Steve type of role in BWF. I think he's a good role model. Of course after he's retired :)
     
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    ..which means we may have to probably wait for another 20 years... :D
     
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    I thought Rudy is doing it already? ;)
     
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    Waugh's idea is gaining many supporters, notable among them being Andrew Strauss, the captain of the England cricket team.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/523987.html

    Here is a very interesting comment made by Andrew Strauss:

    "My response is that I'm in favour of anything that helps us get to the bottom of any wrong-doing in the game," he said.

    Also of great interest is this part of the article:

    During the test that Waugh undertook in Australia he read a prepared declaration stating that he had never been involved in fixing a cricket match, or any element of a match, and it may be a template that could be followed in the future.

    "I, Steve Roger Waugh, do hereby declare that during my cricketing career except for manipulating matches for purely strategic or tactical reasons I never deliberately under-performed or fixed a cricket match or a passage of play within a match or did anything other than try my hardest for any cricket team I played for.

    That's straight shooting! I just totally admire this man.
     
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    True sportsman indeed. Unlike some other people (who you know what I mean hahahaha) Steve retired with his head held high
     

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