Belinda Clark becames first woman cricketer to have a statue outsice cricket ground. Check details

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Former Australian woman captain Belinda Clark became the first female cricketer to have a statue in the world. A bronze statue in her honour has been unveiled outside the Sydney Cricket Ground, which now stands alongside Richie Benaud, Steve Waugh, Stan McCabe and Fred Spofforth.  

In her illustrious cricketing career, Clark played 15 Tests (919 runs), 118 one-day internationals (4844 runs at 47.49) and one T20Is. She also became the first player to score a double century when she made unbeaten 229 against Denmark in 1997, during the Women’s World Cup in India.

Like Sir Donald Bradman, Belinda Clark was captain of the Australian team (women) for 12 years. He feat was later matched by Ricky Ponting in men’s cricket.

“I am excited to have the sculpture in place and for people to now look at it and perhaps wonder what that is, who that is and to be able to tell a bit of story is really important,” Clark said.

Meanwhile, SCG Chairman Tony Shepherd compared Belinda Clark with former Australian skippers Richie Benaud and Steve Waugh. “We recognised Belinda for all she has achieved as a player, leader, mentor and administrator – as well as all that will be achieved by those she has brought to the sport,” Mr. Shepherd said.

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