The World’s Greatest Cricket Stars

A lot of cricketers who have played in the past couple of years have been quite extraordinary. Many of them have shown extraordinary talent. A sport of such prominence is bound to have a number of outstanding athletes.

We can try to figure out the greatest cricketers of all time who have honoured the field of cricket during history. The legends of the game of cricket have made it a source of mass entertainment during the course of modern times.

Here is a list of a number of the greatest cricketers of all times.

Gary Sobers

Considered to be the best all-rounder ever, Bradman once termed him as a ‘five in one cricketer’ as Sobers shone in all cricket skills, wicket keeping is the sole exception.

Known to be an aggressive batsman, brilliant fielder and a very skilled bowler and an excellent fielder, he broke the record for the greatest single-point total with 365 points against Pakistan in the 1950s.

This record stood for a whopping 36 years and is still the fourth-highest personal score on the test. His average of 57,78 is by far the best of the players with over 8.000 runs.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is an Indian professional cricketer. He is currently the captain of the national cricket team in India. Kohli is a right-handed top-order batsman in the game and has great records in the game of cricket. Kohli is also a part of the Indian Premier League. From 2008 until the present time, he is a part of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kohli is the holder of national awards in India such as the Arjuna Award (2013), Padma Shri, which is India’s fourth-highest civilian award (2017), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna- 2018.

The additional sporting awards such as the following:

  • Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy,
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2012, 2017 and 2018,
  • ICC Test Player of the Yearin 2018,
  • Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2016, 2017, 2018, and
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the Yearin 2011-12, 2013-14, 2018-19.

Jacques Kallis

The big hitting right handed batsman Jacques Kallis became just the third player in cricket’s history to score in excess of 13 000 runs.  Known as the greatest all-rounder of our time and as popular as AFL Premiership sports betting, this South African has collected over 250 wickets in both formats of cricket.

The South African cricketer played test cricket, ODI cricket, and Twenty 20 cricket between 1995 and 2014. During this time he recorded the 45th century in the Test and is the second best batter after Tendulkar. In addition, Kallis holds most Man of the Match awards in Tests.

Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh started his career by scoring an 80-ball 84 against the almighty Australian team. Even though he has had his highs and lows in his career, Singh did well for India in its triumphant campaigns in the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup.

In the 2007 World T20, this cricketer hit six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad and took a 12-ball fifty, the quickest  fifty in T20Is. He played gem of a knock against Australia by scoring 70 off just 30 balls, in addition to five sixes.