Cricketers

A sportsperson who plays the game of cricket is known as a cricketer. Cricket, popularly known as ‘the gentleman’s game’ is a bat and ball game that is played between two teams consisting of 11 players each on a field. It is a very popular sport in the Indian subcontinent, England, Australia and Southern Africa. Cricketers are often elevated to iconic levels in these areas and are paid handsomely. In countries where cricketers are revered, they also get to become brand ambassadors and endorse products. The game’s history has its roots in the 16th century England. Cricket had become the national sport of England by the 18th century and the expansion of the British Empire brought about the dispersion of the game to the British colonies the world over. Cricket is a versatile game and has several formats the most popular of which are test, One Day International (ODI), and T20. Cricket is a highly competitive game which requires the players to be physically fit and mentally alert. Being a team sport, it is imperative for the players to foster a team spirit and good sportsmanship. This section provides you information about famous cricketers from all over the world.

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 1 Virat Kohli

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

Counted amongst world’s best batsmen, Virat Kohli is presently the captain of Indian national cricket team. A cricket lover, he started training while still young and shot to fame when he led India’s Under-19 team to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Since then, Kohli has proved his talent in all forms of the game.

 2 M. S. Dhoni

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

Former Indian international cricketer M. S. Dhoni captained the Indian national team from 2007 to 2016. He played as a right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. With more than 10,000 runs scored, he is one of the highest run-scorers in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He also became the first wicket-keeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI cricket.

 3 Tejashwi Yadav

Tejashwi Yadav
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Famous As: Cricketer, Politician
Birthdate: November 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian

 4 Hardik Pandya

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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: October 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 5 Sachin Tendulkar

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

Often referred to as the God of Cricket in India, Sachin Tendulkar is a retired cricketer. Also known for his humility on and off the field, Sachin is one of the most revered, celebrated, and decorated cricketers. Considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar played a key role in turning India into a cricket-frenzy nation.

 6 K. L. Rahul

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian
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 7 Rohit Sharma

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian

Indian right-handed batsman Rohit Sharma is also the vice-captain in the limited-overs format. One of the few cricketers to score a century in all three formats, he is also the first player with two ODI double centuries. He is WWF-India’a Rhino Ambassador and works for PETA’s campaigns for street animals.

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 8 Shreyas Iyer

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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
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 9 Chris Gayle

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Jamaican

Known as the most capped West Indian player in international cricket, Chris Gayle is also the only player with a triple hundred in Tests, a double century in ODIs, and a century in T20Is. Breaking Brian Lara's record of 10,348 runs, he became the leading West Indian ODI run-scorer.

 10 Imran Khan

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Famous As: 22nd PM of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Pakistani

The current Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan is also the founder and chairman of the political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Before making an entry into politics, Imran Khan was an extremely popular international cricketer who led Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992. As a philanthropist, he established Pakistan’s first cancer hospital in Lahore.

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 11 AB de Villiers

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: South African

AB de Villiers, also known as “Mr. 360” and “Superman,” has captained the South African cricket team in Tests, ODIs, and T20s. Named the ICC ODI Player of the Year thrice, the Wisden "cricketer of the decade" is a devout Christian, has written an autobiography, and released a pop album.

 12 Kapil Dev

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Kapil Dev is a former Indian all-rounder who captained India to its first Cricket World Cup win, in 1983. He started his career at 16, playing for Haryana. Wisden’s Indian Cricketer of the Century became the first cricketer to take 400 Test wickets and also scored 5,000 Test runs
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 13 Jasprit Bumrah

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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 14 Shubman Gill

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
Shubman Gill initially played Ranji Trophy matches for Punjab. As the vice-captain of the Under-19 team, he became the Player of the Tournament at the ICC U-19 World Cup. He has captained the India A team and became the youngest Indian batsman to score a 200 in a first-class game.
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 15 Steve Smith

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 16 John Bowes-Lyon

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Famous As: Stockbroker, Cricketer
Birthdate: April 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: February 7, 1930

 17 Rashid Khan

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Afghan

Rashid Khan is an Afghan professional cricket player. Over the years, he has been instrumental in the success of the Afghanistan men's national team and is credited with popularizing cricket in Afghanistan. Widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in twenty20 cricket, Rashid Khan was adjudged the 'ICC Men's T20I Player of the Decade' in 2020.

 18 Phillip Hughes

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian
Died: November 27, 2014
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 19 Dinesh Karthik

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik initially played for the Tamil Nadu youth teams and then made his Indian cricket-team debut in 2004. He has also captained the IPL team KKR and has appeared on the reality show Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina. He is now married to squash player Dipika Pallikal.

 20 Ravindra Jadeja

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 21 Yuvraj Singh

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Yuvraj Singh is an Indian retired cricket player who was noted for his exceptional fielding abilities and aggressive stroke play. Considered one of India's greatest limited-overs players, Yuvraj Singh helped India win the 2011 World Cup with his all-round abilities. He also serves as an inspiration to cancer patients as he fought cancer amidst his career and made his international comeback.

 22 Shikhar Dhawan

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian cricket player and one of the most important members of the current Indian cricket team. Known for his successful innings in ICC Tournaments, Dhawan helped India win their second ICC Champions Trophy, in 2013; he was the highest run-scorer in the tournament. He has also been an important player in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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 23 David Warner

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

David Warner is an Australian professional cricket player. An opening batsman, Warner is one of the most important members of the Australia men's national cricket team in all three formats of the game. Warner was caught up in an ugly controversy in 2018 after being involved in a ball-tampering scandal in the midst of a Test series against South Africa.

 24 Ravichandran Ashwin

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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian
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 25 Yuzvendra Chahal

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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: July 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 26 Suresh Raina

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

Known for his aggressive batting, Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is also a phenomenal fielder. He was part of India’s 2011 World Cup squad and became the first Indian cricketer with a century in all forms of international cricket. He retired in 2020 but will continue to play IPL matches.

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 27 Muttiah Muralitharan

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Sri Lankan

 28 Ajinkya Rahane

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
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 29 Prithvi Shaw

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
Prithvi Shaw led Under-19 Indian cricket team to win the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. He is the second-youngest Indian to score a Test century, after Sachin Tendulkar. He scored centuries in both his Ranji and Duleep Trophy debuts. He was banned for failing a dope test in 2019.

 30 Sanju Samson

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Indian
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 31 Kane Williamson

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: August 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: New Zealander

 32 Rahul Dravid

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 33 Sourav Ganguly

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian

 34 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: September 22, 2011

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricket player. Entrusted with the responsibility of captaining the Indian cricket team, at the age of 21, Pataudi went on to become one of the greatest Indian cricket captains of all time. Also known for his fielding abilities, he was described by many as the best fielder in the world during his playing career.

 35 Babar Azam

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 15, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Pakistani

 36 Shane Watson

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 37 Virender Sehwag

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 38 Mithali Raj

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian

 39 Washington Sundar

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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: October 5, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 40 Manish Pandey

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Indian

 41 Andrew Flintoff

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 42 Ricky Ponting

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian

 43 Ben Stokes

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British

 44 Mitchell Starc

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian

 45 Zaheer Khan

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 46 Kieron Pollard

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Trinidadian

 47 Viv Richards

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Antiguan

 48 Glenn Maxwell

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricket player who represents the national cricket team in one day internationals and twenty20 internationals. Often referred to as the Big Show, Maxwell is renowned for his improvisation and dramatic, high-risk shot making. Over the years, he has also had a major impact on twenty20 franchise cricket, such as the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 49 Shane Warne

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian

 50 Sean Abbott

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian
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