5 things that have changed since Peter Siddle's last ODI match
5th November 2010, the day when Peter Siddle had played his 17th One-day International match for Australia. Never did he know that it would take him nine years and 169 days more to play his 18th ODI but the same has happened and the right-arm fast bowler made his comeback to the team in today's ODI match against India.
This can be hailed as one of the miraculous comebacks given that nine years is a huge gap and Peter Siddle is a fast bowler, on top of all. So, here I will cover the five big things that have changed in the cricket world ever since Peter Siddle played his last ODI match.
#1 - Virat Kohli's international centuries
This fact was even acknowledged by the International Cricket Council as they shared this statistic via their Cricket World Cup handle on Twitter. The last time when Peter Siddle played an ODI was in 2010 and Virat Kohli was just cementing his place in the Indian team back then.
Kohli had scored only three international 100s till 2010 and come 2019, Virat Kohli has 63 international hundreds to his name. This means that Kohli has scored 60 international centuries in the time period between Peter Siddle's 17th and 18th ODI match.
When Peter Siddle last played an ODI match, India's batting order comprised the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid, all of them have retired now.
So, the Aussie pacer should be commended for maintaining his fitness levels and pace bowling abilities in the nine years. Also, Virat Kohli had never played a Test match in Australia till Peter Siddle's 17th ODI but now he is the only Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia.