Most Popular Cricketers in the World

Shahid Khan Afridi

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Shahid Afridi, better known as Boom Boom Afridi, is the most famous Pakistani cricketer. He is known for his aggressive batting style and holds the record for the fastest ODI of the century with only 37 balls and also scored 32 runs in one over. Moreover, of the seven fastest-ever ODIs of all time, Afridi produced three. He also holds the record for the highest six and the biggest six in ODI. He won the six longest matches in ODI history against Australia. Afridi has the maximum number of men in the match and is 2nd in scoring in T20 cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar

Master, Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer who is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is the leading scorer and author of centuries in Test and One Day International Cricket. Tendulkar is the first player to win two centuries in ODI cricket. He also holds the world record for most Test and ODI matches played.

Wasim Akram

The King of Swing, Wasim Akram, is the most famous Pakistani cricketer. Akram is considered the greatest fast bowler in the history of cricket. He holds the world record for wickets in List A cricket with 881. He was the first bowler to reach 500 wickets in ODI cricket. In 2002, Akram was voted the best ODI bowler of all time. Akram is considered the best captain. He has won 17 Man of the Match awards in 104 Tests and 22 in ODIs. He scored 4 hat-tricks in international cricket. In this instance, Akram scored 12 sixes, the most in test innings.

M. S. Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the most famous and successful captain of the Indian national cricket team in all three forms of the game and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He led an Indian team to the top spot in the ICC rankings for the first time in Test cricket. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 Championship. Dhoni is the first Indian player to win the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009. He has received many more awards such as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2009. The magazine added him to their 2011 Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people. SportsPro ranked MS Dhoni as the 16th most outstanding athlete in the world.

Brian Lara

Brian Lara is an international West Indian cricketer commonly known as the “Prince of Port of Spain” or simply “The Prince”. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He has topped the Test Batting rankings several times and holds several cricket records. Lara also holds the record for the highest individual Test innings score, scoring 400 away from England in Antigua in 2004.

Virat Koli

Virat Kohli is one of the most popular cricket players. Kohli holds several Indian batting records including; the fastest century ODI,

fastest batsman under 5,000 ODI runs

fastest up to 10 ODI centuries.

Among the T20I world records held by Kohli has

the fastest batsman under 1000 runs

most launches in a calendar year

the most fifties in the format

He also holds the record for most runs in a single World Twenty20 and IPL event.

Chris Gale

Tough cricketer Chris Gale plays cricket from the West Indies. He is well known for his huge and maximum sixes. He is credited for the semi-final-1 of the ICC T20 World Cup in the West Indies scoring 205 against Australia, the highest ever in the tournament. Gale is one of only four players to score two trebles at the Test level: 317 against South Africa in 2005 and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010.

Shoaib Akhtar

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Pakistani cricket legend Shoaib Akhtar is considered one of the best fastest and scariest bowlers in the history of international cricket. It was called “Pindy Express”, “Tiger” of cricket”. In 1999, Akhtar took eight wickets in the Asian Test Championship match in Kolkata, India – In this match, he cleared the daring Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar in consecutive deliveries. Ironically, it was the first ball he ever bowled with Sachin Tendulkar. He is also known for being one of three bowlers ever to break the 100 mph barrier in the history of cricket, with a delivery of 101.3 mph, during the 2003 World Cup against England, and this delivery stands as the fastest recorded to date. day.


Muttayia Muralitharan is a Sri Lankan cricketer who has been voted the best Test match bowler of all time. He is the first off-spinner in the history of the game to rotate the wrist. Muttiya Muralitharan holds a number of world records. He is the best Test and ODI cricket player. Murali took 800 in Test and 534 wickets in ODI cricket. He is the only player to have taken 10 wickets in a Test in four consecutive matches and has taken 50 or more wickets against every nation playing in the Test.

Brett Lee

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Brett Lee, known by the nickname “Binga”, is a former Australian cricketer. He was ranked as the second-fastest bowler in world cricket behind Shoaib Akhtar. He is an athletic fielder and lower-level utility batsman, with an average of over 20 in Test cricket. Along with Mike Hussey, he set a partnership record for the seventh wicket for Australia in ODIs from 2005–06 with 123.

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