Steve Waugh AO is a former Australian cricket captain and remains one of crickets most recognised, revered and respected players.
Steve Waugh is world renowned for his sporting achievements, business acumen and commitment to philanthropy. His achievements have, and continue to, earn him accolades, recognition and awards worldwide.
Steve is only one of three Australians to have been invited to join the prestigious Laureus World Sports Academy and only the 4th cricketer to be so honoured. He has also completed an 8yr term with the prestigious MCC World Cricket Committee and is a past member of the SCG Sports Trust.
However, the former Australian Test captain says he stopped being a cricketer the moment he hung up his 'Baggy Green'.
Speaking about his philanthropy, Steve says meeting Mother Teresa was the inspiration he needed to devote his life to charity. "There was a calming aura about her," Waugh said. "When you were in her presence you definitely felt more serene and peaceful."
Since his retirement, Steve has swapped his cricket whites for a business suit and tie, built an enviable reputation as a writer and observer on the game he loves, and worked with the Australian Olympic team and the Australian soccer team in mentoring and athlete liaison roles.
He has also devoted much time to charity — most notably through his patronage of the Udayan children’s home in Kolkata, India, and the Steve Waugh Foundation, supporting children fighting rare diseases in Australia.