Affectionately known as the Pyjama Picasso, Michael has secured a place in the hearts of Australians and in cricket history. A gifted speaker and admired role model, Michael delivers on topics such as personal success, the importance of teamwork, setting and achieving goals and overcoming adversity. Michael shows consistency and world class ability that achieved his place at the forefront of Australian cricket history.
Michael Bevan’s first class cricketing debut was in South Australian colours in 1989-1990. Hitting a century in his very first innings, Bevan paved the way for what will be regarded as one of the most successful cricketing careers in Australian history.
In 1990 Bevan relocated to play for New South Wales where he has become the Blues most prolific run scorer and was Player of the Year 2000/01. Proving to be a safe pair of hands in the field, as well as a notable left-arm wrist spinner, Michael made his Australian debut in One-Day cricket in 1993/94, and shortly after this in Test cricket in the series in Pakistan in 1994/95.
As the world’s premier ODI batsman, Bevan has a batting average of 53.58 in 232 One-Day Internationals. Moving to Tasmania to play Michael notched up an impressive array of 100’s and guided Tasmania to an unexpected win of the One Day series in 2004 season and won PURA Cup Player of the Year in 2004.
As important as the statistics themselves, however, is the manner in which Bevan scores his runs. With the ability to work the ball into the narrowest of gaps in the field, and his quick and aggressive running between wickets, Bevan’s knack of accumulating runs over time is not equaled. He is a great example of how focus and determination can achieve so much. Michael’s consistency, and his ability to produce winning cricket when it’s needed most is what keeps him in the forefront of Australian cricket history.
But his love of the game and the pride he takes in playing for the country will ensure that he remains a role model to all aspiring Australians. Michael is a gifted speaker and delivers keynote addresses on topics including personal success, the importance of teamwork, setting and achieving goals and overcoming adversity.
Michael, I would like to take this opportunity once again to thank you for speaking at our annual general seminar for all our investors. Your talk regarding setting and achieving goals was extremely well received by our clients. It was informative, interesting and delivered with passion and clarity.
Real Estate Investors Network
Michael contributed to the overall success of the event. The audience feedback was good and they made reference to Michael through-out the remainder of the programme.
St George Bank
Your relaxed style, coupled with your experience shared with Australia and now in the business world, was a great way to start our morning. I believe it provided our team important and practical information for them to use in their everyday lives.
"We received excellent feedback from our event guests - He gave great insight into his career, the Australian team & cricket overall. He was thoroughly engaging and pitched the answers at the right level (in-depth for those in the know on cricket & stories of interest for those with a lower level of knowledge on cricket). The guests also appreciated that he took the time to speak with them before and after the main event (Q&A), giving the event a personal touch. His deliverance was motivational, knowledgeable and added humour for some of the quirkier questions. A pleasure to work with Michael and we hope to work with him again in the future".