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Most Important Cricketers of All Time

Most Important Cricketers of All Time


Cricket is among the top sports in the world today. With a fan base exceeding 2 billion, the game is certainly one of the biggest draws in the realm of sports, being watched by fans and punters from around the globe. The game’s history dates back 500 years, to the shores of England, where it was played by children, and eventually accepted by adults.


Most Important Cricketers of All Time
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Over the years, cricket became much more of a serious sport, and local teams would compete against one another, as well as teams from neighboring shires. Lords would often sponsor these teams, and place bets on the competitions. This was the start of cricket betting, which remains hugely popular today, both offline, and online. In fact, if one were to look at the biggest competitions in the world of cricket, you would see that they are huge draws for punters. If we were to take a look at the T10 live scores on various betting sites, we would see that these tournaments are some of the most popular, not just in cricket, but in the world of sports in general.


But the question here is, how did cricket come to be the sport that it is today? Well thanks is owed, in large part, to the cricketers who won the hearts of fans all over the world. In this article, we are looking at a few of history’s greatest cricket players, whose contributions to the sport have landed them at the top of world of cricket.


Virat Kohli


Starting off this list, is one of the biggest, most popular, and most important cricket players in the world today. Coming from India, Virat Kohli has won the hearts and minds of people from all over the world, and is often considered, not just the greatest player today, but one of the greatest players in the game’s history.


He started out his career playing domestic cricket for the Delhi team, however, quickly moved on to international cricket, where he rose through the ranks, to eventually become the captain of the Indian national cricket team, one of the most accomplished national teams in the sport today, holding the top spot in T20 Cricket in the world.


Kohli has received several of the most prestigious awards in the realm of cricket, including the notable Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (awarded to the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade), and the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (awarded to the ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year). Certainly, he will go down in history as one of the greatest players of all time.


Sir Ian Botham


Of course, we can’t discuss cricket, without mentioning an Englishman. And who better to represent cricket’s country of origin, than Ian Botham. One of England’s most popular players, and greatest all-rounders, Botham has broken several records in the sport. His greatest achievement came in the early 1980s, when he became only the second player in the sport’s history to complete a double match, and score 100 runs and 10 wickets in the same match.


Botham’s achievements and contributions to the sport have earned him a knighthood, as well as a life peerage. In 2009, he was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, as one of the greatest players in the sport’s history.


Sir Don Bradman


Lastly, we look at Don “the Don” Bradman was an Australian cricketer, whose achievements in batting have earned him the title of the greatest batsmen in the sport’s history. With a Test batting average of 99.94, no one can argue that Bradman doesn’t deserve the title.


Part of the 1948 Australian team that went to England, dubbed the Invincibles, (though not to be confused with the 19th century indigenous team of the same name), Don Bradman was not just a member, but the captain of the team, and took his crew to an unprecedented, record-breaking, unbeaten tour of England. Today, Bradman is a part of Australia’s sports folklore, as the man who started from humble roots, only to become the greatest player of all time.