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Video: Allan Border shows his authority as Australian captain

A short incident establishing why Allan Border was the toughest Test captain as he teaches a lesson to Craig McDermott.

News 20 Mar 2015, 12:58 IST

Shane Warne introduced him into the commentary box as the “Godfather of Australian cricket” during the World Cup quarter-final between Australia and Pakistan. Australia’s first World Cup-winning captain, Allan Border or as he is called “AB” in the cricketing fraternity, was as tough a character as any. The left-handed batsman was known for his stubborn resistance and typical Aussie arrogance.

Whilst in the field, he let everyone know who ruled the roost. Nobody messed with Border. Craig McDermott learned his lesson the hard way as he tried to ruffle the Australian legend in a tour match during the1993 Ashes against Somerset. Naturally, the skipper didn’t like the pacer’s words and decided to repay him in a “not so kind” manner.

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