Sir Richard Hadlee is the greatest fast bowlers and all-rounders in cricketing history. On April 3, 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, and is the most prominent member of the Hadlee cricket playing family. Rated by many experts as the greatest exponent of bowling with the new ball, he was the master of (conventional) swing and the original Sultan of Swing. He was seen as one of the finest fast bowlers of his time, the others being Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham. In more ways than one, he has contributed significantly to his country through the sport of Cricket.