Great cricketers of all time

Cricket is a gentleman game it is the national game of England. now it is famous in India also but now we are going to seeing about legends in cricket.

  • Sir don Bradman (Australia)
  • Sachin Tendulkar (India)
  • Sir Garfield sobers (West indies)
  • Imran Khan (Pakistan)
  • Ian Botham (England)
  • Shane Warne (Australia) 
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (India) 

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Don Bradman

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Donald George Bradman (27 august 1908 – 25 February 2001) is a don of cricket and acknowledged as the greatest batsman. Brad’s career test batting average of 99.94 is the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport. he is a right-handed batsman. he sets many records for top scoring before his 22nd birthday. Bradman’s early development was the high bounce of the ball on matting-over-concrete pitches. he favored “horizontal bat” shots such as the hook, pull, and cut to deal with the bounce.

Devised a unique grip on the handle of the bat that would accommodate these strokes. after he returns to Australia, he played in his own testimonial match at Melbourne. and scoring his 117th and last century, receiving 9,342 euro in proceeds. After his wife died in 1997, he suffered “a discernible and not unexpected wilting of spirit. The next year on his 90th birthday, he met with his two favorite modern players Shane Warne and Sachin. Hospitalized with pneumonia in December 200. he returned home in the new year and died there on 25 February 2001, aged 92. 

SACHIN TENDULKAR

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Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar born 24 April 1973. He is an Indian former international cricketer who served as captain of the international cricket team he called as God of cricket. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He creates a record that is 100 centuries in the history of his career.

The first player to score double centuries in a one-day international cricket match and the holder of the record for the most runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. In 2013 he was a cricketer of India included in all-time test world 11’s named to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden’s cricketers. he’s nicknamed is a master blaster. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium leg break, off the break. He received the Arjuna award in 1994 for his outstanding achievement. then Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1997, India’s highest sporting honor, the Padmashri award, and the Padma Vibhushan awards in 1999 and 2008. respectively India’s fourth and second highest civilian awards. 

After few hours of his last match, the prime minister’s office announced the decision to award him the Bharat Ratna India’s highest civilian award. he is the youngest person to get the award and the first sportsman ever to get the award.

Time magazine mentioned that Sachin Tendulkar most influential person in the world he retired from all forms of cricket on 16th November 2013. After playing his 200th test match against the west indies in Mumbai’s Wankhede stadium Tendulkar played 664 international cricket matches in total scoring 34,357 runs. And Indian film industry makes tribute for him as a movie named Sachinsachin the billion dreams his autobiography movie for him.

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SIR GARFIELD SOBERS

SIR GARFIELD SOBERS

Sir Garfield St auburn sobers he born on 28 July 1936 also known as Gary, is a former cricketer of the west indies from 1954 – 1974. A top-class bowler and energetic batsman and a fantastic fielder, he is widely considered to be cricket’s greatest ever all-rounder and one of the greatest cricketers of all time.  He is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium and his role is all-rounder sobers made his first debut for the Barbados cricket team at the age of 16 in 1953 and his debut for west indies in the test for the following year.

Originally playing as a bowler he has soon promoted up the batting order. Against Pakistan in 1958, sobers scored his maiden test century progressing to 365 not out and establishing a new record for the individual score in an innings. Overall sobers played 93 tests for the west indies, scoring 8032 runs at an average of 57.78 and taking 235 wickets at an average of 34.03. he has the fifth-highest batting average in test cricket in the list of cricketers with more than 5000 runs. In his 383 first-class matches he scored over 28000 runs and took 1000 wickets, having spent time on Nottinghamshire and south Australia towards his career.

IMRAN KHAN

IMRAN KHAN

Imran Ahamed Khan Niazi born 5 October 1952 is the 22nd Pakistan prime minister and current prime minister too and he is the chairman of Pakistan-three-e-insaf (PTI) before entering politics he was a captain of the Pakistan cricket team which he led to victory in 1992  the united kingdom from 2005 to 2014 and probably he is a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast bowler and his main role of the team is an all-rounder and Pakistan won world first time with his captaincy considered one of the cricket’s greatest ever all-rounders, Imran khan registered 3807 runs and took 362 wickets in test cricket.

He was inducted into the ICC cricket hall of fame khan made his first-class cricket debut at the age of 16th in Lahore he played for state matches as Lahore-a in 1969-70 and Lahore-b in 1969-70, Lahore greens in 1970-71 as initially Imran khan bowled with a related chest on the action at medium pace however he worked hard to remodel his action to more classical type, and to strengthen his body, to enable his bowling.

Imran Khan made his debut on test cricket against England in June 1971 at Edgartown three years later he debuts on a one-day international match another time he played with England at Trent Bridge for a prudential trophy after his graduation. He returned to Pakistan in 1976 and secured his permanent place on his native national cricket started from 1976 to 1977 season during which they faced New Zealand and Australia. Following the Australian series, he toured the west indies, where he met tony Greig, who signed up for the Kerry packer’ world cricket series. Imran khan retired permanently from cricket six months after his last ODI, the historic 1992 world cup final against England in Melbourne, Australia. He ended his career with 88 matches of test, 126 innings, and scored 3807 runs at an average of 37.69, including six centuries with 18 fifties.

LAN BOTHAM

LAN BOTHAM

Lan Terence Botham and baron Botham were born on 24 November 1955 he is an English cricket commentator and he is a member of the house of lords and a former cricketer who has been chairman of Durham County cricket club since 2017. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm-fast medium and his leading role as an all-rounder of the team. Botham is one of the greatest All-rounder in the world.

He represents England in both one-day international and test matches but he most played first-class cricket matches in his life for Somerset and Worcestershire, Durham and Queensland. is an aggressive batsman and he is famous for his swing bowling. He closes to the wicket especially predominantly in the slips. In his test career, he scored 14 centuries with the highest score of 208 runs, and from 1986 to 1988 he held the world record for the most Test wickets until overtaken by fellow all-rounder sir Richard Hadlee he took five wickets in an innings of 27 times and 10 wickets in four wickets he became the match double of scoring 100 runs and taking 10 wickets in the same match. England’s 1000th test in august 2018, he was named in the country’s greatest test 11’s by the ECB.

Botham was involved in controversy including rival all-rounder Imran khan and an ongoing dispute with the royal society for the protection of birds. On 8 August 2009 he was inducted as the cricket fame of ICC. in July 2020 it was announced that Botham would be elevated to the house of lords and that he would sit as a crossbench peer. Ian Botham interested in football during his school days and his past times include angling and shooting. He has been awarded both a knighthood and a life peerage. Ian formally announced his retirement in the was daily mirror. Ian Botham always one of the greatest characters on and off the cricket ground, had decided to end his first-class career in style on July 19, 1993. 

SHANE WARNE

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Shane Keith Warne was born on 13 September 1969 is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer who captained the national team in one-day internationals widely considered as one of the great bowlers in the world. Shane Warne was named one of the Wisden leading cricketers in the world. He was banned in 2003 for testing positive as a prohibited substance. He was one of the panels of experts as one of the five Wisden cricketers of the century. He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and right-handed batsman and his key role bowler Warne played his test match in 1992 and took over 1000 international wickets (in Tests and one-day internationals) second to this about this milestone was break down by Muttiah Muralitharan a SriLankan bowler.

Warne 708 test wickets was a record in cricket history for the most wickets record did not break by any bowler, until it was broken by Muralidharan by 3rd December 2007. A useful low-order batsman uses Australia he scored 3000 runs and he is the best low-order batsman and without a century. His career was plagued by scandals off the field including a ban from cricket for testing positive for a prohibited substance, charges of bringing the game into by accepting money from bookmakers, and sexual indiscretions.

After he retired from international cricket in January 2007 at the end of Australia’s 5-0 ashes series over victory on England three other players also retried from their international career, are Glenn McGrath, Damien Martyn and Justin Langer also retried from tests at the same time which led some, including the Australian captain Ricky Ponting to declare it the end of an era. After he plays Indian premier league for Rajasthan royals as the captain at first, they won the cup against Chennai super kings with help of Shane Warne’s captaincy after he plays bbl. for Melbourne stars after 2013 he stopped his career of cricket.

MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI

MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI

Mahendra Singh Dhoni born on 7 July 1981, in Ranchi he is a former Indian international cricketer. and he is the best captain in the world under his captaincy Indian won 2007 t20, 2011 world cup, 2013 champions trophy and 2010,2016 Asia cup by him. And he is a right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. Dhoni is one of the batsman scores 10000 runs score in one-day internationals considered an effective finisher in limited-overs formats he is widely regarded as one of the greatest wickets keeping batsman in the world, he was a legendry in the Indian team and he makes many records in wicket keeping that he is first wicket-keeper to 100 massive stumpings in ODI cricket.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni he is ticket collector in Durgapur station and after played railway team after his performance, he was selected for 2004, 23 December played against Bangladesh and played his first played his test against SriLankan he has won many awards the ICC ODI player of the year award in 2008 and 2009 the first player to won the award twice, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007, the Padma  Shri, India’s fourth civilian honor award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan India’s third highest civilian honor in 2018 Dhoni was named as captain of the ice world test 11’s in 2009,2011 and 2013 he also selected a record an 8 times in ICC ODI  world 11’s teams  5 times as captain.

He is an honorary rank of colonel of lieutenant to Dhoni on November 1, 2011. Dhoni holds numerous captaincy records such as the most wins by an Indian captain in ODI’s and t20’s and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain. He is a captain of Chennai super kings in the Indian premier league’s most successful team in IPL and he was most welcomed by tamandu people they call him Thala, captain cool, the finisher, Singham, etc. After the world cup semifinal of 2019 India was loosed by 18 runs that were the last match of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni played his 350th one day was an international match he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

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