Cricket is a game, where two kinds of people watch matches. First, who fulfill their entertainment and second who watch cricket to learn something. When cricket started, there was no technic, stance in batting. At that time the batting meaning was to hit the ball with full power. However new things came in batting. Earlier players were hitting the ball with full power but by the time technics come into the picture. After technic came, batsmen started using his mind and technic to score runs. After that players realize that batting is not all about hitting, also it is about technic. I am sure that you are thinking about why I am talking about hitting, stance, technic. So let’s break the suspense. Today we will see the Top 10 greatest batsmen of all time, whose classy batting and technic made us crazy.
10. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is a former Sri Lankan player. He was a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Also, he was captain of the Sri Lanka cricket team. He represents Sri Lanka in all forms of cricket. He was a classy and technical batsman in the Sri Lanka team. On 20 July 2000, he debuted in test cricket, 5 July 2000 in ODI, 15 June 2006 in t20. In 2012, he was awarded the ICC cricketer of the year. He has scored 12,400 runs in test cricket, 14,234 in ODI, 1,382 in T20. After retirement, now he is a commentator and mentor of the Sri Lankan Team.
9. Walter Hammond
Walter Hammond was a former England player. He represents England in test cricket. Also, he was captain of the England cricket team. He was a right-handed batsman and scored many runs for England. He was the best batsman of his time, many bowlers lose confidence in front of his batting. On 24 December 1927, he debuted in test cricket. He played 85 test matches and scored 7,249 runs. He was also a bowler and his best bowling figure is 5/36, 9/23. Unfortunately, he is not with us but he was the best batsman of his time.
8. Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is a former South African player. He represents South Africa in all forms of cricket. He was a right-handed batsman and medium-fast bowler. On 14 December 1995, he debuted in test cricket, 9 January 1996 in ODI, 21 October 2005 in T20. He scored in all forms of cricket 13,289 in the test, 11579 in ODI. Now he is batting Coach of the England cricket team. He has also made some bowling records. His best bowling figure is 6/54, 5/30 and etc.
7. Jack Hobbs
Jack Hobbs was an England player. He represents England in test cricket. People gave him the name “The Master” due to his batting. He was a right-handed batsman and medium-fast bowler. He is not with us but he made many records. On 1 January 1908, he debuted in test cricket. He has scored 5,410 in 61 test matches. He was a great batsman and make a name in the top 10 greatest batsmen of all time.
6. Sir Garfield Sobers
Sir Garfield Sobers is a former West Indies player. He represents West Indies in test cricket. He was a dangerous batsman also a spin bowler. On 30 March 1954, he debuted in test cricket. He played 93 test matches and scored 8,032. His best bowling figure is 6/73, 9/49 and etc.
5. Brian Lara
Brian Charles Lara, commonly known as Brian Lara. Lara is a former West Indies player. He was a classy batsman of his time. He represents West Indies in Test and ODI. Lara has also a record of 400 single inning runs in test cricket, till now not a single batsman break his record. On 6 December 1990, he debuted in test cricket, 9 November 1990 in ODI. He played 131 test match and scored 11,953 also played 299 ODI and scored 10,405. His bowling was not that representable due to his classy batting. All hard work of his made him count in the Top 10 greatest batsman of all time.
4. Ricky Pointing
Ricky Pointing is a former Australian player. He represents Australia in all forms of tests and ODI. He was a right-handed batsman. Ponting is the all-time best captain of the Australian cricket team. On 8 December 1995, he debuted in test cricket, 15 February 1995 in ODI. He played 168 test matches and score 13,378 runs also played 375 matches and scored 13,704.
3. Sir Vivian Richards
Sir Vivian Richards is a former West Indies player. He represents West Indies in Test and ODI. He was the greatest test batsman of his time. Richards was a classy and proper technical batsman. On 22 November 1974, he debuted in test cricket, 7 June 1975 in ODI. He played 121 test match and scored 8,450 runs also played 187 ODI matches and scored 6,721 runs. He is the all-time greatest batsman after Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Here comes an Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin is a former Indian player. He represents India in all forms of cricket. People called him “God of Cricket”, which is a proud moment for him and India. He is the only player to score 30,000 runs in international cricket. His teammates were calling him ‘Little Master’ because at an early age he breaks many records and made another record. On 15 November 1989, he debuted in test cricket, 18 December 1898 in ODI, and 1 December 2006 in T20. He got many awards like the Arjun award in 1994, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan in 1997, Padma Shri in 1999, Bharat Ratan in 2014, and many more. Many youngsters try to follow his batting style but there is only one Sachin, no one can copy him. He comes in number 2 position for Top greatest batsman of all time.
1. Sir Don Bradman
Don Bradman was an Australian player. He represents Australia in test cricket. He was the greatest batsman. Many players want to become like him and want to bat like him. On 30 November 1928, he debuted in test cricket. He played 52 test matches and scored 6,996. Also, his batting score average was 99.9% which is impossible to break. Sadly, he is not with us. He gives many winning knocks to the Australian cricket team. That’s why he comes at number 1 in the list of top 10 greatest batsmen of all time.