Top 10 Best Cricket Players in World
Daring, tough and fiercely talented, Virat Kohli has emerged as one of the pack-leading faces of Indian cricket’s current generation. With a firm bottom-hand grip and the ability to smash balls landing on a particular area to any part of the ground at will, Kohli has carved a niche of his own in Indian cricket. The king of chases as many of his fans have christened him, Kohli is a deeply hammered nail across all formats.
Arguably New Zealand’s finest batsman since the legendary Martin Crowe, Kane Williamson had been a wonder kid since his teenage days. His exceptional talent included the rare Non-Asian skill to play quality spin apart from being adept against fast bowling. It would be fair to say the Williamson family boasted of sports freak all around. While his father had played cricket at certain age groups, his mother was a fine basketball player and his sisters excelled in volleyball. It was therefore not a surprise when Kane took a liking to sports and it happened to be cricket.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s batting is a throwback to eras gone by, not so much in technique – he is unusually bottom-handed for someone who pays his bills through Test cricket – as in temperament. He steps down to spinners but keeps the ball along the carpet, he doesn’t tire of scoring runs no matter the opposition or venue, his fitness is more about what is required for batting for long periods as opposed to bulging biceps with tattoos on them.
There have been fewer fairytales over the last decade in the cricketing world than Steven Smith’s rise as a premier batsman. After having made his debut across formats in the 2007/08 domestic season as a leg spinner who could bat a bit, Smith found himself constantly in and out of the Australian side. While he always had the ability to the turn the ball appreciably, there were question marks on his consistency as a bowler. Smith made his international debut in 2010 but after the Ashes series defeat at home, he found himself out of the Test side while his limited-overs fortunes weren’t too different.
Imran Khan led Pakistan towards 1992 world cup glory with his outstanding leadership and cricketing skills. He is considered one of the top notch bowling all-rounders. Imran Khan led Pakistan towards 1992 world cup glory with his outstanding leadership and cricketing skills. He is considered one of the top notch bowling all-rounders.
You’ve heard the chant. You may not have heard of the sport, but you’ve heard the chant. The chant – one that a billion people once lived by; one that would originate from the Wankhede and echo across the city and the seas. It is a name that continues to inspire many, not only in India, but all over the world, to take up the sport. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was that cricketer whose personality and aura upstaged any cricketing contest; yet he maintained that he wasn’t greater than than the game. To the people of India, the 5’5” giant of a man was much more than that. He was an emotion; a symbol of hope in a nation that revered him as nothing short of a God.
Sir Don Bradman
Don Bradman, byname of Sir Donald George Bradman, (born August 27, 1908, Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia—died February 25, 2001, Adelaide, South Australia), Australian cricketer, one of the greatest run scorers in the history of the game and often judged the greatest player of the 20th century.
In Test (international) matches Bradman scored 6,996 runs for Australia and set a record with his average of 99.94 runs per contest. He scored 19 centuries (100 runs in a single innings) in Test matches against England between 1928 and 1948. On his first visit to England, in 1930, he established a Test record (eventually broken) by scoring 334 runs in one innings; in 1934, also in England, he had an innings of 304 runs. In 1948 he was captain of the Australian team that was victorious in England, four matches to none. He retired from first-class cricket in 1949 and was knighted in the same year.
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