Cricket is, no doubt, the best sports for real life entertainment having the largest number of fans all over the world. With the passage of time, a lot of world class cricketers have come in this industry. All the legend cricket players have showed their outstanding performance on the ground. Current legends are taking it step further. In this article we’ll recap some of the legends of cricket worldwide. Let’s have a short look of their profiles.
1. Brian Lara
If we want to recall who is the most classical cricket player in the world? Brian Lara would be the first choice due to his polite nature and classical approach to the play. In 1990 he debuted his first test against Pakistan. Surprisingly, his first ODI debut was against Pakistan as well. He scored 400 in test match and a milestone score of 500 in the First Class career. This left-handed batsman is the owner of more than 10,000 runs both in test and ODI. Before retirement he owned 34 hundreds and 48 fifties in test, and 19 hundreds and 63 fifties.
2. Don Bradman
In the cricket history, Donald George Bradman is the most talented cricket having average batting score of 99.94. This Australian batsman succeeded to make almost 7000 runs in just 52 matches. Bradman made 29 centuries and 13 fifties in his whole career having a top score of 334. His debut match and last match were against England. Bradman stays at hearts of Australian cricketers and follow him as idol. His awesome career is inspiring to follow.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is named as The Little Master as he made surprised all the cricket loving fans with his batting style. He is the person who made double centuries in all sectors of cricket. In India, he is treated as the God of Cricket. In the whole world the most number of cricket fans belong to him. He has 51 hundreds in test and 49 in ODI, and 68 fifties in test and 96 in ODI. He made more than 15,000 runs in both test and ODI. He did bowl well in his career as well.
4. Adam Gilchrist
In Australian cricket history, Adam Gilchrist is the brightest player who played well both as a batsman and a wicket keeper. The whole world enjoyed his wicket keeping performance while playing at the field. He was never tired of doing his best at wicket keeping. With bat, he was amazing opener of Australia Cricket team. He played 96 test matched in total having a double century. He made total 17 centuries in test and 16 in ODI.
5. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya is a Sri Lankan legend who is named Master Blaster by the fans. He maintained his playing with a cool mind. As a captain he performed his quality game towards fans and against any team. He is good at batting as much as bowling. His bowling style is slow left arm and took 13 times 5 wickets in a single match. His debut test match was in 1991 and ODI in 1989. Besides playing in the national team, he played in different clubs of worldwide. After taking relax from international cricket he devoted himself in politics resulting Member of the Sri Lanka Parliament.
6. Kumar Sangakkara
Sangakkara is a brilliant classic wicket keeper and a batsman as well. His top score in test is 319 and in ODI is 169. He is in the 10,000 runs club through his amazing performance. Total 38 centuries and 52 fifties make him outstanding. Like Sanath he played with a lot of local and international clubs so far.
7. Chris Gayle
Cricket world know Chris Gayle as a giant cricketer. Holding his bat he can convert any difficulty to win. His batting excellency is quite praiseworthy. He got his best reward from IPL showing tremendous gigantic performances. He is a total package in a single human. T20 is the perfect event for him to show his best. 17 centuries are the real proof to check. He is the person who made his all centuries with the lowest cost of balls.
8. AB de Villiers
If we add some names to make a list of players who are simultaneously good at batting, bowling and fielding then, AB de Villiers would be at the top position. He made so much scores in all aspects having unbeatable condition. This South African player made the cricket charming and entertaining. People await for a long time to enjoy his batting magic. All of a sudden he can make amazing boundaries in all situations of his team.
9. Jacques Kallis
Kallis is another South African player who retired recently from international cricket. This all-rounder cricket sensation would be remembered for a long time in future. In test he is at 13,000 runs club. In ODI he is in 11,000 runs club. He has 45 centuries in test and 17 in ODI. Around three wickets he took as bowlers in each section test and ODI. He took 7 times 5 wickets score. He has a double century in test as well. He participated in IPL as a member of Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
10. Shane Watson
In the modern era of cricket, Shane is the hottest figure. This Australian cricket sensation has shining cricket career in test and ODI. Watson retired recently. But, in IPL he is going to play regularly to make his performance alive. So many attractive and mind blowing performance he made in both test and ODI having fifties and hundreds. As a bowler he is also quite well balanced to take wickets of the opponents.
Cricket is the most lovable sports and fans are increasing day by day. Players are showing their best to keep alive this game forever with excellence. Many young players are coming to break all the records of history and they surely will leave behind these legends. But these legends are inspiring for them, obviously. They are the true stars of the cricket world.