- DAVID BOON (AUSTRALIA)
David Clarence Boon was quite a character during his playing days. Yes, he was overweighed; but he never seemed to be an unfit cricketer. In fact, he was a prolific opening batsman for the escalating Australian side in the 1980s. He was tenderly called ‘Keg on Legs’ in the Australian dressing room; a nickname which doesn’t require any sort of explanation. He loved his meat pies and Victoria Bitter.
Such was his love for VB cans that he once sank 52 cans of beer on the infamous flight to England before the 1989 Ashes. No wonder he took those fine catches as a close-in fielder throughout his career. He was undoubtedly a ‘boon in disguise’ for the mighty Australians.
SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT- Boon was adjudged the ‘Man of the Match’ in the 1987 World Cup final for his 75 runs.