Steve Waugh Masterclass: Former Australia captain on the art of Test batting
Waugh lost only nine of his 57 Tests as Australia captain
Last Updated: 31/03/20 12:12pm
Steve Waugh captained Australia to unparalleled success, earning 168 Test caps along the way.
When it comes to talking Test batting there are few better experts and so it proved when we invited "Tugger" into the The Zone during last summer's Ashes series.
Every Tuesday we are looking back at previous Sky Sports Cricket Masterclasses and this week it's Waugh, in a video you can watch at the top of the page.
Waugh, who was joined by a fellow legend of the game in Ricky Ponting, reflected on how competitive yard cricket with his brothers paved the way for a supreme international career in which he scored nearly 11,000 Test runs and captained Australia to Cricket World Cup success.
The 54-year-old discusses how he gave up playing semi-professional football to pursue a career in cricket and how the influence of Bob Simpson played a major role in his development as a player.
Waugh - wearing Steve Smith's gloves for the demo - talks us through his technique, including his tips for staying mentally fresh at the crease and the basics of the set-up.
Sky Sports' Ian Ward also asks him about some of the standout moments of his career, including his battle with West Indies great Curtly Ambrose in 1995, the 1999 Cricket World Cup and his most famous Ashes innings.