Former Australian fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick has been inducted into ICC’s Hall of Fame alongwith the greats of Sachin Tendulkar and Allan Donald. Part of World Cup winning team for two times, Fitzpatrick played 13 tests and 109 one-day internationals for Australia and took 60 test wickets and 180 ODI wickets respectively. She also coached Australia’s Women’s team in the later part of her career and won a World Cup and two T20 titles as a mentor.
“To gain recognition alongside many of the game’s giants is a huge honour,” she said.
“I look at the list of past inductees and what stands out most is not only their outstanding talent, but that they were game changers. They took the game on and changed the way it was played.
Looking back, I can think of many highlights, which include winning the World Cup in 1997 and 2005, but it is a tour of England in 1998 where the Women’s Ashes was conceived that stands out. Playing five ODIs followed by three Test Matches on a tour lasting six weeks was a time that I felt I was just a cricketer and didn’t have to combine work alongside playing.
I have had many people over the journey who have guided me as coaches, teammates, administrators and friends and I would like to thank them all”, she added.
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