Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a field at the center of which is a 22-yard (20-meter) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. Cricket is a very famous sport not only in India but all over the world, Although cricket is not India’s national game still people love the game so much. People are playing this game since the Independent era.
Indian cricketers had also shown their power to the whole world via their cricket skills. Let’s see some of the greatest players of all time(G.O.A.T):
1. Sunil Gavaskar:
Sunil Manohar Gavaskar was born on 10 July 1949 and he is considered one of the sport’s greatest opening batsmen of all time. He was representing India from 1971 to 1987. He is now a commentator in International matches and also in the Indian Premier League.
2. Kapil Dev:
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj was born on January 6 1959, in Chandigarh, India. He is the greatest pace bowler in the country’s history. He is the only cricketer who have scored more than 5,000 runs and he has taken more than 400 wickets in the International Test cricket match. Because of Kapil Dev, India was won the world cup in the year 1983.
3. Sachin Tendulkar:
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar was born on 24 April 1973. He is an Indian former international cricketer who captained the Indian national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. Many people say that he is the god of cricket.
4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981. He is a former international cricketer who captained the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.On 15 August 2020, He retired from International matches, when he announced retirement, fans were so sad.
5. Virat Kohli:
Virat Kohli was born on 5 November 1988. He is an Indian international cricketer and former captain of the Indian national team. He plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League as a right-handed batsman. Kohli captained the India cricket team in more than 200 matches across all three formats.