Friday, August 7, 2020

 


On this day



2004 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park


2016 American swimmer Katie Ledecky sets a new world record with a time of 3:56.46 to win the gold medal in the women's 400m freestyle at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics


2016 Sarah Sjöström of Sweden breaks world record in 55.48 to win the gold medal in the women's 100m butterfly at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics



Greg Chappel

Gregory Stephen Chappell was born on 7th of August 1948. He is a former cricketer who represented Australia at international level in both Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODI). He was second of the three brothers to play Test cricket. He was the pre-eminent Australian batsman of his time who allied elegant stroke making to fierce concentration. He was an exceptional all-rounder who bowled medium pace and, at his retirement, held the world record for the most catches in Test cricket. Chappell's career straddled two eras

Since his retirement as a player in 1984, Chappell has pursued various business and media interests with maintaining connections to professional cricket. He has been a selector for national team, a member of the Australian Cricket Board, and a coach.

He played 87 tests and 74 ODIs scoring 7110 and 2,331 runs respectively.


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