He was recognized for his trademark flowing golden locks and extraordinary bowling file.
However Nathan Bracken couldn’t look any extra totally different as of late after turning his attentions from politics to cricket.
The Australian sporting legend was the second-fastest Aussie to succeed in 100 ODI wickets – joint with Shane Warne and Dennis Lillee in having achieved so in 60 matches. That feat has solely been overwhelmed since by Mitch Starc.
Bracken went on to take 186 wickets for Australian in 121 matches in a glittering profession worldwide profession that spanned 9 years.
But it surely appears the 45-year-old has set his sights on a brand new profession and is now operating because the Liberal candidate for The Entrance, on the Central Coast, within the upcoming New South Wales state election.
The 6ft 4ins left-arm fast has shorter hair now, with a center parting, and it’s now extra brown than blonde, with the odd gray in there too.
Bracken can be now porting a beard and wears glasses.
He accomplished a bachelors diploma in communications after retiring from cricket however has continued to play an element within the sport as each a commentator and coach.
He’s now an account supervisor at Boral Concrete on the Central Coast.
Bracken will probably be up in opposition to Labor incumbent David Mehan, who has held the seat since 2015 and holds a 5.2 per cent majority.
The previous sportsman beforehand ran as an unbiased within the 2013 federal election, receiving 8.2 per cent of the first vote. He unsuccessfully ran once more as an unbiased in 2017.
Bracken informed the Each day Telegraph he was operating as a result of the Central Coast wanted “a voice” in parliament.
“I’ve been on the Central Coast now for just about shut to twenty years … I decided some time a go to not be somebody who sits round and whinges about it …(I need to deal with) what it may be, the infrastructure, the alternatives all of the residents need it to have,” he mentioned.
“My views have at all times been down the Liberal aspect of issues, even after I ran as an unbiased, I preferenced the Liberals,” Mr Bracken mentioned.
“What Dominic (Perrottet) has been via and the place he’s taking us … going ahead, (it’s) an excellent alternative to leapfrog out of Covid and put us on the entrance foot for the longer term.”
Bracken retired kind cricket in 2011 due to a knee harm and later sued Cricket Australia over the way it was dealt with.
He alleged the organisation engaged in deceptive and misleading conduct, was negligent and in breach of contract. The case was finally settled.
At his peak he was one of many best short-form bowlers on the earth, enjoying 116 one-day internationals and 19 T20 internationals for Australia and being a part of the victorious 2003 and 2007 World Cup squads.
Nevertheless he by no means nailed down a spot within the Take a look at line-up, donning the saggy inexperienced simply 5 occasions.
Bracken and his spouse Haley competed in opposition to one another on Dancing With The Stars in 2011.
They’ve two youngsters, sons Chase and Tag.