Virat Kohli is an Indian international cricketer, counted amongst the top sportsmen in India. Considered to be among the best batsmen in the present era, he also doubles up as an occasional right-arm medium pace bowler. He is known for his dependable and powerful batting style and has single-handedly won several matches for India. Virat became fascinated with cricket quite early on in his life and took to the bat when he was just three. His parents recognized his potential and had him enrolled at the West Delhi Cricket Academy when he was nine years old. He developed into a very talented player over the ensuing years and represented his city Delhi at various age-group levels and domestic cricket. His first major success came in 2008 when he captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Soon he was selected to play for the Indian team and established himself as a valuable middle order player. After having gained a reputation as an ODI specialist, he has proved his mettle in test cricket as well. Currently, he is the captain of the Indian team in Test cricket and vice-captain in limited overs formats. Virat Kohli is married to famous Indian actress Anushka Sharma.
When Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar made his test debut against Pakistan as a 16 year old, little did the world know that the curly-haired teenager would one day become one of the greatest legends of the game. In his homeland, India, Sachin is more than just a popular sportsperson; he is an institution in himself. He is not just loved and respected, but revered. Called the God of Cricket by his fans, Sachin has ruled the game for well over two decades”a very rare feat for a sportsperson. Widely considered to be the greatest cricketer ever, he is the only player to have scored one hundred international centuries. Born into a middle class home in Bombay, he started playing cricket while still a little boy and made his international test debut at the tender age of 16! And thus began the journey of a cricketer who would smash several long standing records and create unbelievable new ones. Keeping in view his awesome performance, he was made the captain of the Indian team. Captaincy however did not suit him and he resigned. In spite of his iconic status, Sachin is known to be a simple and principled man which further adds to his popularity.
Indian wicket-keeper also known as MS Dhoni who served as captain of India's Test team from 2008-2014. He was also limited-overs captain from 2007-2016. He led Chennai to Indian Premier League titles in 2010 and 2011 and joined the Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016.
Pakistani all-rounder who became his country's Test, ODI, and T20I captain in 2010, although he only served as Test captain for one match. He retired from international cricket in February 2017, finishing with more than 10,000 runs and 500 wickets across all three formats combined.
Gohar is a former professional cricket player and a competitive Fifa player. He was born in Pakistan but moved to England when he was 16. Following this Gohar also pursued a degree in Economics at Loughborough whilst on their elite cricket program.
Australian batsman who has been ranked as one of the best Test batsman in the world, captaining the Australian squad in all three formats of the game. He received the most prestigious award in Australian cricket, the Allan Border Medal, in 2015.
Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays international cricket for the national cricket team of West Indies. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, he is known as one of the strongest ball-hitters of the modern-day limited-over formats of the game. He holds several records in both T20 matches and One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Several pundits regard him as the best T20 player of all time. He is generally considered to be fit for the limited-over games, owing to his eccentric and relentless style of playing the game. However, he also holds several records in Test cricket. In 2012, he became the only player in the world to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match. Apart from being one of only four players to score two triple-centuries in Test cricket, he is also known as one of the few players to score a double-century in a one-day match. He is also an integral part of the ˜Indian Premier League' (IPL) team ˜Kings XI Punjab.' He also plays for several other domestic teams across a number of countries such as Pakistan and Australia.
Retired English all-rounder who was named ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2004 and ICC Player of the Year in 2005. He finished his Test career with more than 3,000 runs and 200 wickets taken.
AB de Villiers is a former South African cricketer who captained the South Africa team in all formats of the game. Known to be one of the best batsmen of his generation, de Villiers was born in Warmbad in South Africa. He used to play cricket from an early age, and also excelled in other sports such as golf, rugby, and tennis. He first came to popularity in April 2008, after he scored a double century in a match against India, becoming the first South African to have ever done so. He scored a total of 217 runs, which has been the highest so far in his career. He holds many other records as well including the fastest Test century by a South African and also the fastest T20 50 by a South African. He plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a popular T20 cricket league contested in India. He has played for Delhi Daredevils and currently plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Besides being a cricketer, he is also a proficient singer and guitarist. He has released a bilingual pop album named 'Maak Jou Drome Waar'. He is also a football enthusiast and an avid supporter of Manchester United. De Villiers has been involved in charity works as well.
English batsmen who made his Test debut in 2012; he was one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 2013. He's played domestically for Middlesex, Somerset, and Mashonaland.
Opening batsman who joined Yorkshire in 2009 and made his international test cricket debut for England in 2012. He was England's Test and Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year in 2015.
Zimbabwean batsman considered to be one of the best in the country's history. He scored more than 5,000 ODI runs for his country and set a Zimbabwean record with eight career ODI centuries.
Rohit Sharma is an Indian international cricketer who currently serves as the Vice captain of the Indian ODI and T20 teams. He is the captain of the Mumbai Indians IPL team. The right-handed batsman is better known as ˜The Hitman' for his hard-hitting ability, and has scored a record three double-centuries in ODIs, with centuries in Test and T20 formats as well. Starting his career at the age of 20, he quickly earned praise for his calm and matured performance. However, a rough patch and an untimely injury had halted his ODI run and his Test debut during his early career. Thanks to the new IPL T20 competition, he was able to showcase his capacity as a batsman, an occasional bowler and a captain. He excelled especially in the limited-over formats after being promoted to the opening spot. Despite a delayed Test debut, he showed class with back-to back centuries in his first two matches.
Left-handed batsman who became the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to debut for the national squad without any prior experience at the first-class level. He made his presence felt immediately, scoring the second-fastest 50 in Twenty20 history.
All-rounder for Bangladesh cricket starting in 2007, he became the world's top-ranked Test all-rounder in 2011. In 2015, he became the first all-rounder to be simultaneously ranked number one in Tests, ODIs, and T20s.
Nicknamed The Don, he is considered by many to be the best cricket batsman in the sport's history. His career Test batting average of 99.94 is by far the highest of all-time and he was posthumously inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame in 2009.
Former Australian cricketer widely considered to be one of the best bowlers in the game's history. He appeared in 145 Tests for his country between 1992 and 2007 and finished his career with a then-record 708 wickets.
Yuvraj Singh is an Indian international cricketer and all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and can bowl part-time left-arm orthodox spin. He plays in all format of the game for the national team, represents Punjab in domestic cricket, and currently plays for Kings XI Punjab in IPL. He has previously represented a number of IPL franchises and helped Sunrisers Hyderabad in their maiden title claim. The son of a former India cricketer, he learned the game very early on and stormed through the youth ranks fast to bag a spot in the national team. Despite occasional inconsistency, he has time and again proved his worth in the team and rescued India with match-winning performances. His career came to a sudden halt after he was diagnosed with cancer, but he successfully battled the illness and made a strong comeback to cricket, the details of which he recorded in the autobiographical book, ˜The Test of My Life'. He runs his own charity ˜YouWeCan', which has treated thousands of cancer patients over the years.
Cricket all-rounder who helped lead Baroda to a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy victory in the 2013-2014 season. He's represented India at the Test, ODI, and T20 levels. He scored his first Test century against Sri Lanka in 2017, scoring an Indian-record 26 runs in one over during that innings.
One of England's best bowlers, he became the first English cricketer to record 400 Test wickets and 250 ODI wickets in a career. He represented his country at the Cricket World Cup in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2015.
Suresh Raina is an Indian professional cricketer who has a proved himself an invaluable player in limited-over formats of the game. He was a member of the Indian Premiere League (IPL) team Gujarat Lions. Currently, he plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and has previously played for Chennai Super Kings for eight seasons. He has never missed a match for his original IPL team, CSK. He is exceptionally talented in T20 matches, which he has proved through his remarkable consistency in the IPL, scoring the most runs in the history of the competition. As a result, he is often called to strengthen the Indian T20 side even if he is out of the ODI or Test teams. However, his performance in Test and ODI formats have been inconsistent to say the least. Despite gaining attention early in his youth for his superb domestic career, he has been unable to replicate the same success in the international sphere. Nevertheless, he has often times proved his worth as a lower-middle order batsman, a terrific fielder and an occasional bowler, and had significant contribution in India's second World Cup win in 2011.
All-rounder who has represented the West Indies in Test, ODI, and T20I competition. He's represented Trinidad and Tobago domestically and has also been a member of the Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions and the Dhaka Dynamites, among others.
Australian batsman and occasional slow left-arm bowler nicknamed Pup who made his ODI debut in 2003 and his Test debut in 2004. He served as his country's ODI and Test captain from 2011-2015, leading the team to the 2015 Cricket World Cup title. He finished his Test career with 28 hundreds and an average just over 49.
Top order batsman who made his Test debut for Australia at the age of 20 in a 2009 match against South Africa. He tragically died from a subarachnoid haemorrhage after being hit in the neck by a bouncer during a match.