India first became a major cricket-playing nation in 1983. There are many Indian players who have even made it to the list of top international cricket players. Even before winning the World Cup in 1983, there were some great cricket players in India that we still remember. Here is the list of top 5 cricket players of all times.
He was one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He got 100 international centuries. He obtained 15,921 runs in 200 Test matches and 18,426 runs in 463 One-Day matches. He is a master in handling pace and spin bowling. He was a bowler’s nightmare!
He has the unique ability to enter the pitch anytime and bat superbly. He scored 13,288 runs in 164 Test matches, and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs. He is known as one of the greatest batsmen in international cricket.
He is an outstanding wicketkeeper and a batsman. He doesn’t jump at the balls; he catches them clearly. He is a great leader too. He can read the game well from behind the stumps. He scored 4,876 runs in 90 Tests, and 9,110 runs in 283 ODIs. He is a World Cup-winning captain of India.
He was the first Indian batsman to get 10,000 Test runs. In his debut match against West Indies in 1971, he scored 774 runs. He played the most difficult challenges thrown by the bowler.
He was one of the greatest all-rounders in India and internationally. He got 5248 runs in 131 Test matches, and 3783 runs in 225 ODIs. He got 434 Test wickets and 254 ODI wickets in his international career. He is the first World Cup-winning captain of India. Under his leadership, India has won many international matches.
These legendary cricket players will always be remembered for their great playing skills and mastery in the game of cricket. They will always be a good reference to look upon for the young cricket players today.