Best Cricket Player

1 . Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.He took up cricket at the age of eleven, made his Test debut on 15 November 1989 against Pakistan in Karachi at the age of sixteen, and went on to represent Mumbai domestically and India internationally for close to twenty four years. He is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries, the first batsman to score a double century in a One Day International, holds the record for most number of runs in both ODI and Test cricket, the only player to complete more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.

Born: April 24, 1973 (age 42), Mumbai

Height: 1.65 m

Spouse: Anjali Tendulkar (m. 1995)

Children: Sara Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar

Parents: Rajni Tendulkar, Ramesh Tendulkar

Siblings: Ajit Tendulkar, Nitin Tendulkar, Savita Tendulkar

2 . Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited overs formats. An attacking right handed middle order batsman and wicket keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited overs cricket.He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.

Dhoni holds numerous captaincy records such as most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back to back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007?08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final of the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni scored 91 not out off 79 balls to take India to victory for which he was awarded the Man of the Match.

In June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20). After taking up the Test captaincy in 2008, he led the team to series wins in New Zealand and West Indies, and the Border Gavaskar Trophy in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

In 2009, Dhoni also led the Indian team to number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings. In 2013, under his captaincy, India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010 and 2011 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20. He announced his retirement from Tests on 30 December 2014.

Born: July 7, 1981 (age 34), Ranchi

Height: 1.75 m

Spouse: Sakshi Dhoni (m. 2010)

Parents: Devaki Devi, Pan Singh

Children: Ziva Dhoni

Siblings: Narendra Singh Dhoni, Jayanti Gupta

3 . Donald Bradman Statistics

Sir Donald George Don Bradman, AC, often referred to as The Don , was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time.

Born: August 27, 1908, Cootamundra, Australia

Died: February 25, 2001, Kensington Park, Australia

Height: 1.7 m

Spouse: Jessie Martha Menzies (m. 1932?1997)

Books: The Art of Cricket, Bradman s Best

Children: Shirley Bradman, John Bradman

4 . Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket.

Born: January 11, 1973 (age 43), Indore

Height: 1.8 m

Spouse: Vijeta Pendharkar (m. 2003)

Children: Samit Dravid, Anvay Dravid

Parents: Sharad Dravid, Pushpa Dravid

Siblings: Vijay Dravid

5 . Brian Lara

Brian Charles Lara, TC, OCC, AM is a former Trinidadian international cricket player. He is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

Born: May 2, 1969 (age 46), Santa Cruz

Height: 1.73 m

Children: Tyla Lara, Sydney Lara

Parents: Pearl Lara, Bunty lara

Awards: BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

Nominations: Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

6 . Shahid Afridi

Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi, better known as Shahid Afridi or Boom Boom Afridi, is a Pakistani T20 cricketer and former Test and ODI cricketer. He is currently the captain of Pakistan T20 cricket team.

Born: March 1, 1980 (age 35), Khyber Agency, Pakistan

Height: 1.82 m

Spouse: Nadia Afridi

Parents: Sahabzada Fazal ur Rehman Afridi

Children: Aqsa Afridi, Asmara Afridi, Ansha Afridi, Ajwa Afridi

Siblings: Javed Afridi

7 . Ricky Ponting

Ricky Thomas Ponting, AO, nicknamed Punter, is an Australian former cricketer who was captain of the Australia national cricket team during its golden era ; between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket.

Born: December 19, 1974 (age 41), Launceston, Australia

Height: 1.78 m

Spouse: Rianna Jennifer Cantor (m. 2002)

Children: Matisse Ellie Ponting, Emmy Charlotte Ponting, Fletcher William Ponting

Parents: Lorraine Ponting, Graeme Ponting

8 . Adam Gilchrist

Adam Craig Gilchrist, AM, nicknamed Gilly or Churchy , is a former Australian cricketer and one of the most explosive batsmen in world cricket. He was the captain of Australia, and Middlesex.

Born: November 14, 1971 (age 44), Bellingen, Australia

Height: 1.87 m

Spouse: Melinda Gilchrist

Children: Annie Jean Gilchrist, Harrison Gilchrist, Ted Gilchrist, Archie Gilchrist

Siblings: Dene Gilchrist, Jackie Gilchrist

Parents: June Gilchrist, Stanley Gilchrist

9 . Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest cricketers of all time.

Born: June 3, 1966 (age 49), Lahore, Pakistan

Height: 1.88 m

Number: 3 (Pakistan national cricket team)

Spouse: Shaniera Thompson (m. 2013), Huma (m. 1995?2009)

Children: Taimur, Akbar

Parents: Chaudhry Mohammad Akram, Begum Akram Chaudhry

10 . Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers Almanack in 2002.

Born: April 17, 1972 (age 43), Kandy, Sri Lanka

Spouse: Madhimalar Ramamurthy (m. 2005)

Marriage location: Chennai

Children: Naren

Parents: Lakshmi Muttiah, Sinnasamy Muttiah

Siblings: Muttiah Sridharan, Muttiah Sasidharan, Muttiah Prabhakaran

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