The pace of bowlers is always a thrilling moment for cricket fans. Whatever be the situation of the heart and mind of the batsman standing at the crease at that time, but for the fans to see the bowler running from the stumps with the ball on the field from behind several meters and then watching the speed of that ball on the screen is very Is special. Many bowlers in cricket history have given these adventures to the fans, but comparing the adventures produced by Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee in the late 1990s and then in the first decade of the 21st century. Its difficult. The two fastest bowlers of this century were constantly trying to outdo each other. There were 3-4 bowlers who could challenge them and one of them was Shaun Tait of Australia.
Born on 22 February 1983 in Adelaide, Australia, Sean Tait started harassing batsmen in bowling ever since he started playing cricket. Tait, who had gained pace since the age of 13-14, inflicted wounds on the batsmen's body even at that age. He did the same thing in international cricket as he grew up, where he got a lot of recognition. With his unique action and lightning-like pace, Sean Tait caught everyone's attention and made a place in the Australian Cricket Team.
Debut from historical ashes of 2005
The Ashes Test series against England is the most important for Australian cricket. Any Australian cricketer wants to play in this series at some time. There are rarely such people who get this opportunity and there are even fewer players who start their international careers with it. Sean Tait was one of those lucky players.
In the historic Ashes series of 2005, Tait got a chance to make his Nottingham Test debut. Sean Tait had a discussion about speed and he also showed his view. In the first innings, Tait took 3 wickets.
However, he returned empty handed in the second innings and then got only 2 wickets in the next Test as well. But speed is not the only thing and its effect also shows. For the next year and a half, Tait did not get to play any match.
Memorable success of World Cup 2007
Tait debuted in ODI format in February 2007 and it proved to be good for him in the format. Here he got the benefit of speed as well as his loss. He often proved to be expensive, but kept picking wickets at the same time and he got the reward for his place in the 2007 World Cup. Tait proved successful in the World Cup and was the second most successful bowler with 23 wickets in 11 matches. Glenn McGrath (26) had more wickets than him.
Break, comeback and challenge Shoaib-Lee
However, after this, the career started slowly derailing. The first Tat took an indefinite break in 2008. Then in 2009, said goodbye to Test cricket. However, in 2009, once again in small format, Tait returned and once again set the pitch on fire. Its most spectacular view was seen on the Lord's ground in 2010.
During an ODI against England, Tait bowled at a speed of 161.1 km / h. It was jointly the second fastest ball in cricket history. Brett Lee also bowled at the same pace. It was thought that Shoaib Akhtar's record would be broken, but it did not happen.
One day career ends in front of Yuvraj's innings
However, Sean Tait's international career did not last long after this. Like the Australian team in the 2011 World Cup, he could not last too long. Australia had to face defeat against India in the quarter-finals, where Yuvraj Singh hit a brilliant half-century to end Australian hopes. With this, Tat's ODI career ended. However, even after this, Tait played T20 cricket occasionally, but now he proved to be just expensive bowler.
Sachin regrets sledding
Shaun Tait, during his career, tried to annoy the opposing batsmen with speed in bowling as well as verbal attacks. He also targeted the great batsman Sachin Tendulkar, but then always regretted it. During an interview, Tait admitted that he should not have sled Sachin and he always regretted it.
Test failure, Superstar in ODIs
Shaun Tait played just 3 Tests and took 5 wickets. The ODI was the most successful format for him, where he took 62 wickets in just 35 matches. At the same time, Tait took 28 wickets in his account in 21 matches before retiring from T20 cricket in 2017. Tait's career may have been short, but whenever he came from a long run-up on the pitch and hit the ball in his 'Jeff Thomson style', it was always a shock for the batsman and an exciting moment for the audience.