Cricket was one of the most famous games in this part of the world, and the Indian subcontinent was one of the most revered places for the same. The game’s popularity in this part of the world is something special. Here is the list of the top 10 cricketers of all time.
11th- Shane Warne
Warne was passionate about the game beyond retirement. He was still involved in the action in 2008 when he led a group of Rajasthan Royals players toward the Indian Premier League title. Warne was finally able to leave the field after much fanfare. But he didn’t get very far. He couldn’t. With- his incredible mind, he could. He used it as a commentator, calling plays often before they were even performed.
Warne was on holiday in Thailand when he died of a suspected cardiac attack. A legend who crossed all boundaries, Warne received many tributes from cricket fans and others around the world.
This veteran has ruled the field for as many as 17 long years and has mastered the sport in every possible way. As a bowler or an outstanding bouncer, Kallis is among the most celebrated all-around cricketers of all time.
9th- AB De Villers
This South- African great has the power to hit any delivery out of the park and is one of his team’s most trusted soldiers. His ability to throw the ball down the park has earned him the title of Mr 360.
8th- Vivan Richards
This great started his career in 1974 against India. He played a total of 121 Tests in which he amassed as many as 8540 runs at an average of 50.24. Viv Richards continues to be an inspiration for his contribution to the game.
7th- Rahul Dravid
Some call him the finest player in the game. He was one of the outstanding Test players and was known as ‘The Wall’ for the patience he showed on the field. However, being one of the best Test players doesn’t stop him from becoming a top scorer in limited overs. Dravid is one of the greatest cricketers of all time in the history of Indian cricket.
6th- Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is one of Australia’s most talented players, ranked just below Bradman, and that is what makes him one of the top 10 cricketers in the world.
As well as being a familiar face in the Australian squad, he was well-known by his rivals as having a great time with- the ball. His teammates fondly called him Punter.
5th- Sourav Ganguly
Loved by his teammates for the great leader that he was, Sourav Ganguly is among the elite batsmen the world has seen.
He is the most successful left-hander in the history of the game. Apart from being the second Indian to score 2 runs and the fourth- in the world, Sourav is also considered by many to be the best captain of the Indian national team.
4th- Virat Kohli
Virat is a recent sensation, and people all over the world know this guy not only for his game but also for his aggression and charisma.
He can ruin any team’s bowling, which is what sets him apart and helps him stand out. Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world rankings. He is second in our list of top 2 cricketers of all time.
3th- Brian Lara
This Windies star is one of the most gifted and talented cricketers the world has seen.
He was one of the most prominent names of his time, and with- the huge number of runs he amassed, he earned great respect from all his contemporaries. The West Indies cricket legend is at no. 3 in our list of top 10 cricketers of all time.
2th- Sachin Tendulkar
Widely regarded as a cricket god by his fans, he is one of those who have made history over the years, from being the first cricket player to score 10000 international runs to be the first player to score a double century in a limited-overs match. Sachin has done it all.
1st- Sir Donald Bradman
Starting his career in the early days of cricket, he had to contend with- Herman Griffith- and other fast bowlers during his career. However, that has not stopped him from scoring an average of 99.94 in his Test career, an all-time record that is yet to be broken.
This Australian bouncer is still regarded as one of the greatest cricketers of all time to ever set foot on 22 yards. He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time.
Some notable names who are not on this list of greatest cricketers of all time are Wasim Akram and Muttiah Muralitharan.
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