When looking at the history of cricket, we come across numerous extraordinary personalities who have excelled in their respective areas.
The Pakistani left-arm fast bowler, Wasim Akram was the first player to record five hundred wickets in the 50-over format. Alan Keith Davidson is an outstanding left-arm fast-medium opening bowler. He was the first player to score one hundred test runs and take ten wickets in the same test match. The Jamaican right-arm fast bowler, Courtney Walsh was the first bowler to attain more than five hundred Test wickets. The right-arm fast-medium Bowler, Sydney Barners ranks number one in the list of players who scored the most wickets in a series.
The Sri Lankan right-arm off-spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan holds the records for the most wickets in One Day International Cricket as well in test matches. He was the first Sri Lankan to be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. Shane Keith Warne is an Australian right-arm leg spin bowler. In 2000, he was rated among the five greatest cricketers of the 20th century.
The Sri Lankan slow left-arm orthodox, Rangana Herath is the most successful left-arm bowler in the history of test cricket. He leads the list of best figures in a match by a captain in test matches. New Zealand’s slow left-arm orthodox, Daniel Vettori was the youngest man to play test cricket for New Zealand.
These great personalities will last forever in the hearts of cricket fans and will continue to inspire the entire world for centuries.
~ Written by: Rtr. Yashodha Weerasekara | Featured image designed by: Rtr. Dishi Alles ~