Allan is one of Australia’s most well known sporting heroes.
In a career spanning 16 years, Border played 156 Tests for Australia, scoring 11, 174 runs including 27 centuries and finishing with an average of 50.56. He captained Australia in 93 Tests from 1984 to 1994 – a world record – winning 32 and losing 22. At the point of his retirement in 1994, he had featured in more Tests, more consecutive Tests, more Tests as captain and taken more catches than any other player.
In the one-day format of the game, Border played a total of 273 matches, scoring 6,524 runs averaging 30.62, and was captain of the side that won the World Cup in 1987 in the Asian subcontinent.
Border became the first batsman to score 150 in both innings of a Test match when he made 150 not out and 153 against Pakistan in Lahore in 1980. However, one of his finest performances was against a rampant West Indies pace attack when he made 98 not out and 100 not out in Port-of-Spain in 1984.
‘AB’ was one of the 55 inaugural inductees of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.