Early life of Mark and Steve Waugh - Wikipedia
When Steve and Mark Waugh were 10, their first coach Alan Dougherty It was a goal of which the legendary Franz Beckenbauer would have. Mark Waugh is one-half of cricket's most celebrated twins - The Waugh From an early age, Mark and Steve were introduced to sports. By the. It was on this day 26 years ago that Steve and Mark Waugh played together in Baggy Green for the first of occasions. The destination was.
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A team is as good as its last result, so yes, I did say that there is no point in being complacent about what we have won already -- the trick is to focus on what we have to do tomorrow, not what we did yesterday. Irrespective of the outcome of this series, your side is being labelled one of the greatest of all time.
What does this kind of success, these accolades, mean to you? What does it teach you? We've had our tough times, like between for instance when we were losing pretty regularly. When you have been part of a side like that, when you have played in a losing side, you learn to appreciate the good times, you learn to appreciate the victories and enjoy them more.
But since you know what it is like to lose, you also learn how to respect the opponents who lose to you, you learn to remain grounded, to not get too arrogant about your results because you know how quickly these things can change. You are on record as saying, once, that captaincy didn't really matter to you, that is when Mark Taylor was leading the side Right, I said then that captaincy is not everything.
It was in response to a question about whether I wanted the captaincy. I still say the same, that captaincy is not everything -- it is not the be all and end all of things. It is great to be part of a winning outfit, irrespective of the role you play in it. That feeling doesn't change, whether you are the captain or no.
So what captaincy really means is responsibility, challenge, the urge to create a team that is the best, and then to make sure that it remains the best. You've been here earlier, under Taylor, when the side lost a three-Test series. What lessons did you take back, which you think will now come in handy? One thing I did tell the boys is that we are 20 against one billion -- we need to get even tighter as a unit, to draw on each other for strength, because unlike at home, here the crowds won't be cheering for you, they won't be around to lift you.
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Well, we did learn to focus on playing it session by session. Last time we were here, if we had a bad session, we never bounced back, we just slumped.
We know that is the key to playing here -- if we are going through a bad session, if India is on top, then we have to focus on first minimising the damage, lasting out the session, and then look to bounce back in the next one, we will need to stay focussed on that. Another lesson we learnt, which we will look to use here, is patience -- for the batsmen and bowlers both.
Playing in India, we need the grit and the patience to see off the tough periods, things won't go our way all the time and that is when we need to stay calm and patient, wait for the pendulum to swing back our way. Justin Langer's innings in Nagpur is an example -- wasn't a pretty sight, for the first 20, 30 runs, but he gritted it out, held on to his nerve and his patience, and then things began going for him, he started batting well.
That is something all of us need to learn from and put into practise.
You said, Steve, that it is 20 Aussies against 1 billion Indians. But in one of your books, in one of the notes you write for your players, you had said, "The Indians have one billion people cheering for them.
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They are under pressure. The crowds here are more passionate and demanding than anywhere else, they expect guys like Sachin, Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly to get runs, big runs all the time -- and that kind of thing can put those players under the hammer, the pressure can become enormous and that can be a weapon for the opposing side.
You've described your side as better balanced than the last time round. Is that one reason why, unlike last time, there is not much of Tendulkar versus Warne hype now? Well, mate, they are both performers, both phenomenal talents, Sachin and Warney, both are attacking players so when they face off, the sparks are bound to fly and that makes it exciting for the viewers and that is what they come for, to be entertained.
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Besides, competitive cricketers like those two will always strike sparks off each other, such players will always be looking to take each other on, neither of them will want to give an inch, that is the nature of the game. But yeah, this time, it is about more than Sachin versus Warne -- there are a few other blokes in our side who might have something to say about the result, and there are a few guys in the Indian side I wouldn't make the mistake of understimating.
Seems to have started already with the verbal volleys you and Saurav Ganguly have been letting fly at each other? Let me make one thing clear, this 'war of words' exists only in the media. You guys ask me questions, I am going to answer, and I always answer as honestly as I can. I did say that it was not the done thing, that it was against the ICC code, for captains and coaches to try and influence the kind of pitches that are prepared, and I'll stick to that.
Other than that, I am not aware of having said anything that merits the description. Out there on the field, well, we do play hard, we tend to have a go at the other side, but that is how we play our cricket and that won't change.
World Champions, fifteen Test victories -- as captain, how much of the credit for this do you take for yourself? One hundred per cent! I look out for the good in people, instead of focusing on their bad points. The twins generally played two games in a row, in their proper age group, before again with older boys. The same occurred in cricket, where they played in age group competitions in the morning before playing grade cricket in the afternoon. In —81 the brothers were elevated to the Third XI mid-season.
Mark's performance in the Green Shield saw him selected in Bankstown's under team, still aged Mark was a defender while Steve was a forward, and the pair were paid small amounts in the professional league. However, they quickly left as their cricket careers increasingly demanded more time.
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Mark made 97 on debut, opening against a bowling attack that included Test player Greg Matthews. Steve was dropped back to the Second XI,  but Mark stayed in top division and ended the season with runs at This placed him second in his team's aggregates and he contributed 14 wickets at The Bankstown yearbook noted that "accomplished.
A very good right-hand medium-pace bowler and one of the safest pairs of hands. They had been named in the national under team to play a Test and ODI series against the touring Sri Lankan counterparts. Mark did not contemplate going to university and both became sports equipment salesmen.