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
Parents: Lakshmi Muttiah, Sinnasamy Muttiah
Siblings: Muttiah Sridharan, Muttiah Sasidharan, Muttiah Prabhakaran