Allan Border Height, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

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Allan Border Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 94 kg
Date of Birth July 27, 1955
Zodiac Sign Leo
Spouse Jane Hiscox

Allan Border is a former Australian cricketer turned commentator who served as the captain of the Australian cricket team. Prior to his retirement from international cricket, Border had played a total of 156 test format matches. Besides that, he also held the record for having contributed to 153 test matches.

Born Name

Allan Robert Border

Nick Name

AB, Captain Grumpy, Pugsley

Allan Border as seen in a picture taken in Delhi at the India Today Group's Salaam Cricket conference in October 19, 2014
Allan Border as seen in a picture taken in Delhi at the India Today Group’s Salaam Cricket conference on October 19, 2014 ( Australian Embassy in India / Facebook / CC BY 3.0 AU)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia

Nationality

Australian nationality

Education

Allan studied at the North Sydney Boys High School and received his school-leaving certificate in 1972.

Occupation

Commentator, Former Cricketer

Family

  • Father – John Border (Wool Classer)
  • Mother – Sheila Border (Proprieter)
  • Siblings – He has 3 brothers.

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

94 kg or 207 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Allan’s name has been linked with –

  1. Jane Hiscox – The couple has a son named Dene Border.
Allan Border as seen in a picture taken with postmaster general Jonathan Hunt at the Victoria University Wellington in 1986
Allan Border as seen in a picture taken with postmaster general Jonathan Hunt at the Victoria University Wellington in 1986 (Archives New Zealand / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Due to Allan’s age, his hair has turned white.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Bulbous nose
  • Frontal baldness

Brand Endorsements

Allan has appeared in commercials for various brands such as –

  • Sun Boost
  • Revitive Circulation Booster
  • XXXX Beer
Allan Border as seen in a picture taken at Victoria University Wellington in 1986
Allan Border as seen in a picture taken at Victoria University Wellington in 1986 (Archives New Zealand / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Allan Border Facts

  1. He was brought up alongside his 3 brothers in Mosman.
  2. Allan’s mother worked as a corner store proprietor and his father was a wool classer.
  3. Growing up, he indulged in a number of games thanks to his home’s spacious backyard and Mosman Oval that was located just across the street from where he lived.
  4. Border somehow managed to have been playing cricket with teammates that were 2 or 3 years older than them.
  5. He is a left-handed batsman with a slow left-arm orthodox bowling style.
  6. It is said that Border developed his classy horizontal bat shots and fielding skills from the time he played with the “Mosman Baseball Club.”
  7. He played his first cricket match for Mosman at the age of 16 at the “Sydney Grade Cricket.” He went at 9th place to bat.
  8. Allan was named part of the 1972–73 Combined High Schools and was coached by former English international cricketer Barry Knight.
  9. He is regarded as one of Australia’s most respected batsman.
  10. Allan is the only Australian captain to have a 10 player test haul dismissal.
  11. He had previously worked with the film library of BHP.
  12. In his name, players are given the Allan Border medal for outstanding performance on the field.
  13. His nickname “Pugsley” was given to him due to his resemblance to artist Charles Addams’s fictional character creation of the “Addams Family” older son who was also named Pugsley.
  14. In the past, he became the first player to play 150 test matches.
  15. He is one of the only players to have scored 100 runs in each innings of the test format.
  16. In 1993, Allan’s autobiography titled Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story was published.
  17. He was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in the year 2000. The same year he also received the Australian Sports Medal.
  18. Border is considered to be the test and ODI formats most capped player.
  19. He was inducted into the “Queensland Sport Hall of Fame” in 2009.
  20. During 2018, he worked as a commentator for Fox Sports Australia.

Featured Image By Australian Embassy in India / Facebook / CC BY 3.0 AU

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1 COMMENT

  1. My favourite sportsman. He is only 5 months older than me. I am a long distance runner and walker for 50 years, and tried over the years to give my athletic career the toughness that AB has had. I have run and walked for Australia and New South Wales many times. I give thanks to this great man for the inspiration he has given me. I would really like one day to meet AB. I watched him play so many times I lost count. God bless you AB.

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