Top 10 Most Popular Cricketers
Here is the most anticipated and awaited list of top 10 most popular cricketers in the world who have not just a huge fan following but also remarkable talents of the game. These cricketers enjoy great fame in all kinds of cricket matches and styles of batting, bowling and fielding.
10. Brett Lee
Brett Lee was an Australian cricketer and he is known to be the 2nd fastest bowler after Shoaib Akhtar.His nickname is Bing and he is right arm fast bowler.Brett Lee has extermly good bowling average in all format of cricket.Brett Lee bowling average is 20.15 (Test) , 17.81 (ODI), 16.83 ( T20).
9. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muralidaran is another legendary player of Sri Lanka who is famous for his off spin bowling that has earned him many records.He is on the top in the list of most wicket takers in the Test and ODI cricket.
8. Lasith Malinga
Malinga is a famous Sri Lankan cricketer who is a rare fast bowler with a very different technique known as sling action. Swinging Yorker is his specialty and he is usually very successful in taking consecutive wickets.
7. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is yet another West Indian cricket batsman who is mostly known for his maximum sixes and hard hitting . He contributed tremendously to the t20 world cup victory of West Indies.
6. Brian Lara
The Prince or Brian Lara is a famous West Indian Cricketer who is known for his exceptional batting all over the world. He holds several batting records and tops the test batting rankings on many different occasions.
5. M S Dhoni
One of the greatest wicket keepers and batsmen in the history of world cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is from the Indian Cricket team and is known as the most efficient and so far the most successful captain of the team. India won the world cup under his captaincy in 2007.
4. Shoaib Akhtar
Shoaib Akhter is yet another legendary cricketer of Pakistan who is known as Rawalpindi Express and DON of Cricket. He is on the top in the list of the fastest and most feared bowlers in the history of cricket. Shoaib bowling average speed was 145 kmh and this is why he is much popular in all over the world.He injured some great batsman in his career including his favorite batsman Brian Lala, who had played only three balls of Shoaib Akhtar and injured by a bouncer.
3. Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram is yet another Pakistani player who is rightly known to be the King of Swing. He has made history through his superior bowling style and holds the world record for most wickets in A list cricket.
2. Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi, most commonly referred to as boom boom Afridi is the most incredible player of Pakistan cricket team. He is accredited for his fast batting style which led him to various records that have still not beaten today.He is great all rounder and has various record in bowling and batting.In 1996 he had made 100+ on 37 balls which was a record and AB de Villiers has this record for now.
Sachin is considered to be the world’s greatest batsmen and enjoys the highest run scores in both test and one day international cricket. He also takes the lead in the most century maker. He was the first player to score double century and that too in an ODI match. He has retired from test matches but still continues to play in ODI’s.