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My admiration for Sir Richard Hadlee

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OPINION: It seems like only 19 years ago that this 21st century started and now here we are, nearly a fifth of the way into it.

Before the 20th century completely fades into the distance, I'd like to pause a moment to reflect on one of the greatest New Zealanders of that century: Sir Richard Hadlee.

As this glorious global warming imbued summer rolls on, the New Zealand cricket team is enjoying a golden period having just dominated Sri Lanka, as they build towards this year's world cup in England and Wales.

But such is the greatness of Hadlee for me, that I can never watch the national team play, without a nostalgic fond thought remembering how awesome Sir Richard was.

* When Sir Richard Hadlee sat atop the cricketing world
* Oscar Kightley: My tatau's tapping into some dark places
* Oscar Kightley: The only NZ value is taking the piss

It's just a moment that flickers through my mind, as I sit down to enjoy the........

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