‘Ageless’ Brad Hogg becomes the oldest cricketer to take a T20 wicket
Brad Hogg, who at the age of 46 years and 318 days is still playing domestic cricket, became the oldest player to take a wicket whilst playing for Melbourne Renegades against Hobart Hurricanes in a Big Bash League match at Hobart.cricket Updated: Dec 21, 2017 17:07 IST
Brad Hogg, became the oldest cricketer to take a wicket in a T20 game on Thursday. Aged 46 years and 318 days, Hogg achieved this feat while playing for Melbourne Renegades against Hobart Hurricanes in a Big Bash League (BBL) match at Hobart.
Hurricanes batsman D’Arcy Short was his record victim as the opener was caught plumb in front by the Aussie tweaker in his very first over.
Hogg’s achievement made him a darling of social media immediately. In no time, a number of posts and memes came on Twitter describing the Chinaman bowler’s ageless run in cricket.
We have chosen some of the best reactions for you here.
The year is 2537. Climate change has rendered the Earth mostly inhospitable. Cricket is played underground. And Brad Hogg is still taking Big Bash wickets. #BBL07— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) December 21, 2017
Benjamin Button wishes he could age in reverse as well as Brad Hogg#BBL07— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) December 21, 2017
Brad Hogg made his international debut way back in 1996. A key member of the World Cup winning Australian teams of 2003 and 2007, he retired from Test and ODIs in 2008 before making a comeback in T20 games.
In his heyday, he was known for his deception and tight lines that he bowled.Though he played his last international T20 match for Australian three years ago, he has been playing T20 leagues across the world.
In the Indian Premier League, he has represented both the Rajasthan Royals and the Kolkata Knight Riders.