Top 10 Best Cricket Batsman Ever

Top 10 Best Cricket Batsman Ever

“In the game of cricket it has always been usual to accord more respect to batsman than to bowlers. “-I.A.R. Peebles

Though many cricket fans would oppose, deep down in all our hearts, we have always been partial towards the “batting” part of a cricket game. It’s the fours and the sixes, the quick singles, the flair and loveliness of the shot and the last thrill of watching your favourite player come out to the center. Born in Urban India, I like countless others was introduced to the world of cricket at a very early on age. Growing up in concert gully cricket, we all know how much we fight for a opening to bat. Cricket has had many era and there have been batsmen who have distinct each of these eras. I have witnessed some of these eras live or on TV, and others I have read and heard about. Here are the 10 best Batsmen ever in this “Gentleman’s game” called cricket (list is doubtful).

10. Sanath Jayasuriya

9. Hashim Amla

8. Ricky Ponting

7. Jacques Kallis

6. Rahul Dravid

5. Sir Gary Sobers

4. Brian Lara

3. Sir Vivian Richards

2. Sir Donald Bradman

1. Sachin Tendulkar

As the God of Cricket, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, debatably is the best cricketer of all time, beating Don Bradman in my view simply because of the time dissimilarity. Look at any list of account, and right on the top of it you will find this little master sitting attractive with the second placed guy centuries away. With a massive fan base the world over, he is the only man who can get a status ovation when he walks out to bat in any stadium in the world. The backfoot hit is a joy to watch, and if you bowl short to this little guy, you can not remember about the ball because he will hook it to empire come. If he hits a directly drive, the ball will rocket to the fence without any departure. He plays cricket like he was born to do it. People gather to the stadiums simply to watch him walk out. In India, he is more than just a star or a superstar, people respect him. His list of records is never-ending, most runs, highest number of centuries, most matches play, etc. He was the first man on the world to score 200 in an ODI which he did against South Africa. His centuries have resulted more often than not in Indian victories. He has won all the awards that can perhaps be given to a cricketer both nationwide and internationally. Who but God can take the No.1 spot on the list. In the words of Muttiah Muralitharan“There will in no way be another Sachin Tendulkar.

Sumit Gulia

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