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Cricket Players: Interesting Facts

Learning something new is always interesting, especially when it comes to some of your favorite cricket players. We’ve all taken a look at predictions today and thought about the players that allow us to look at these predictions. Below we take a look at a few interesting facts about some of your favorite cricket players of all time.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born in 1973 and is a former international cricket player who also was captain of the Indian National team. Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as one of the best batsmen in cricket history and even earned the name of The Little Master and Master Blaster. Sachin currently holds the record for the highest run-scorer in both the ODI and Test cricket, holding more than 18 000 runs and 15 000 runs in total.

That isn’t where all the good times end for Sachin, as he also holds the record for receiving the most man-of-the-match awards within the international cricket space. Sachin is also well known for his fan base and is described as the most worshiped player in the world, making him even more iconic than his fellow players.

Sachin began his journey with cricket at the tender age of 11, and in 1989 he made his first debut during a Test match against Pakistan when he was 16. After this, Sachin went on to represent Mumbai in domestic matches and India in international matches for over two decades. In 2002 the world saw Sachin being named the second-greatest batsman of all time and the second-greatest ODI batsman of all time.

In 2011, the world saw India win the Cricket World Cup making this his first win as India had made six appearances before this. Sachin has made multiple contributions to the Indian cricket space and is still loved and missed by many on the pitch.

Don Bradman

If you’re looking for the best, then you’ll certainly need to start with the best. We introduce to you Sir Donald George Bradman, who was born in August 1908. Don, also known as the Don, was an Australian cricket player whose contributions to cricket have echoed decades later. Don is seen as the greatest batsman of all time and takes first place in the cricket world.

The record has it that Don started his cricket career with a cricket stump and golf ball. His rise from Bush-cricket to the Australian test team began took over two years but setting records before his 22nd birthday didn’t. By the age of 22, Don had set multiple records for top scoring, with some of them remaining til this day. Don has since become of the greatest players during the Great Depression.

In August 2008, the Australian mint paid Don one of the greatest respects by creating a $5 commemorative gold coin that has Don’s image. The following year Don was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest players to set foot on the cricket pitch.

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Thomas Ponting is a former cricket player, Australian cricket coach, and commentator who was born in December 1974. He is mostly remembered for coaching the Australian national team during their golden era years, which were between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket. He also managed to become one of the most successful cricket coaches between 2002 and 2011.

During this time, he made 220 victories within 324 matches and held a 67.91% winning rate. Like the rest of the amazing cricket players we’ve mentioned, he is also seen as one of the batsmen of all time and won reached the highest rating achieved by a Test batsman in December 2006.

Unfortunately for Don, this record was taken over by Steve Smith in 2017, but it does not dilute his amazing talent on the cricket pitch. Today Don stands third in the list of cricket players by the number of international centuries scored.

 

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