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My Cricket Inspiration...Daniel Vettori on Hadlee, Warne, Waugh - Cricket World TV

Daniel Vettori (right) and Shane Warne
Daniel Vettori (right) and Shane Warne
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Daniel Vettori says that like most young cricketers he admired Sir Richard Hadlee, but he was lucky enought to play against two cricketers he looked to emulate in Steve Waugh and Shane Warne..

As a youngster, he also enjoyed watching John Bracewell, who would end up as national coach of New Zealand, leading the side to the 2007 World Cup semi-finals - one of five World Cups that Vettori was involved in.

"It's funny because I think some of those guys that I've tried to emulate, I've ended up playing against," he said when we asked him about his cricket inspirations.

"I think from a New Zealand perspective, every young boy of my generation looked at Sir Richard (Hadlee) with admiration.

"I really liked John Bracewell but Steve Waugh and Shane Warne were guys high up who I used to enjoy watching."

Vettori would go on to play 19 Tests, 59 One-Day Internationals and four T20Is against Australia, coming up against Waugh and Warne as they came towards the end of their careers.

"Then to obviously play a lot of games against them was something that I never anticipated," he added.

Vettori - like Hadlee and Warne - is one of just eight players to have scored more than 3,000 Test runs and taken more than 300 wickets.

He was chatting to us ahead of the Caribbean Premier League 2015.

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