India’s most popular sport is cricket. Cricket is an absolute favourite among Indian fans. People love it for its social aspects.
There have been many amazing cricketers produced over the years. It’s ridiculous how competitive things are. And yet there are some cricketers who truly make an impact.
There may be LEGENDS forever, but others come and go.
Listed below are some of cricket’s legends:
- Sir Donald Bradman. A batting average of 99.94 during tests makes him one of the greatest batsmen the world has ever seen. Although he was often criticized for being more concerned with his own records than that of his teammates, he was the one who stood out of the crowd. What a great contribution he has made to this sport!
- Sachin Tendulkar. What would Cricket be like without Sachin Tendulkar’s Century of Centuries? He is popularly referred to as the “God of Indian Cricket” and one of the greatest of all time. It has always been an absolute joy to watch him bat and wow, 30000 runs–what an incredible accomplishment!
- Allan Border. A leader and a run-machine, he took Australia to the World Cup and scored 27 centuries in Tests. The “Player of the Year” award in Australia, then known as “A.B.”, is named after him as “The Allan Border Medal.”.
- Sir Vivian Richards. In the history of One Day International cricket, Viv Richards ranks among the best. He earned the word ‘Swagger’ for his batting style from his fellow compatriots. Viv was never sledged back then since he replied with a bat whenever anyone went near him. He is a very classy man!
- Sir Ian Botham. England’s finest all-rounder was Sir Ian Botham, a man of controversy. This controversy was a result of His record of 14 centuries and 383 wickets. As a result of his charitable works, the Queen awarded him a Knighthood in 2007. During his playing career, Botham also represented the F.A.L.
- Kapil Dev. Known as the pride of every Indian, he is the first Indian captain to win a World Cup. One of the nicest men on the planet, he is the only cricketer to have scored more than 5,000 runs and taken more than 400 wickets in test cricket, making him a world-class all-rounder.
- Sanath Jayasuriya. The aggressive batting style of this great opener has made him a nightmare for opposition bowlers. Once in a One Day International, he scored 30 runs per over, and recently with his teammates, he has established mammoth partnerships.
- Imran Khan. Cricket World Cup winner Imran Khan-led Pakistan to victory in 1992. There has been controversy surrounding Khan’s involvement in the “Ball Tampering” incident with Ian Botham. As a captain, Khan holds many records in cricket.
- Jacques Kallis. The Superman of South Africa is definitely him. Test cricket is the only sport in which a player scores over 10,000 runs and takes over 200 wickets. The world has always been amazed by his batting technique.
- Shane Warne. His records still shine brightly despite what may be considered a controversial career. There has never been a bowler like this before, with such calibre, beauty, and ability. He is the only player in test cricket history to have played through 3000 runs without scoring a century. Occasionally, Warne likes to play poker.