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

Virat Kohli.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Delhi, India

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 Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

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.

 3 M. S. Dhoni

M. S. Dhoni.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

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.

 4 AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bela-Bela, South Africa

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.

 5 Viv Richards

Viv Richards.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint John's, Antigua and Barbuda

 6 Sir Donald Bradman

Sir Donald Bradman.
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Famous As: Greatest Batsmen Ever
Birthdate: August 27, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cootamundra, New South Wales, Australia
Died: February 25, 2001

Australian cricketer, Sir Donald Bradman, is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. He started playing cricket as a young man and scored numerous records within a few years. In a career spanning around two decades, he retired with a career test batting average of 99.94. He retained a pre-eminent position in the game for decades following his retirement. 

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 7 Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chandigarh, Punjab, India
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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 8 Shane Warne

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Upper Ferntree Gully
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 9 James Anderson

James Anderson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England

 10 Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lahore
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 11 Imran Khan

Imran Khan.
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Famous As: 22nd PM of Pakistan
Birthdate: October 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan

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.

 12 Brian Lara

Brian Lara.
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Famous As: Trinidadian Cricketer
Birthdate: May 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Legendary Trinidadian cricketer Brian Lara, also known as "The Prince of Port of Spain,” is considered one of the greatest batsmen in history. His 501 not out for Warwickshire in 1994 remains the only quintuple-hundred in first-class cricket. He has also been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
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 13 Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

Sunil Gavaskar is an Indian former professional cricket player who represented the national team during the 1970s and 1980s. Considered one of the greatest batsmen in Test cricket history, Sunil Gavaskar was the first batsman to score over 10,000 runs in Test cricket. He also set many world records and held the record for most Test centuries for nearly 20 years.

 14 Ricky Ponting

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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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 15 Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

 16 Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kandy, Sri Lanka
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 17 Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Matale, Sri Lanka

 18 Ian Botham

Sir Ian Terence Botham
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England
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 19 Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

 20 Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 14, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bellingen
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 21 Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chandigarh

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 Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Phalaborwa

 23 Mohammad Azharuddin

Mohammad Azharuddin
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Mohammad Azharuddin, also known as Azhar, was the captain of the Indian cricket team for much of the 1990s. He made headlines for his affair with actor-model Sangeeta Bijlani, which later culminated in marriage. He was later banned from cricket for match-fixing. He also became an Indian National Congress MP.

 24 Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nagpur

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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 25 Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Behala, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

 26 Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingston

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.

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 27 Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Indore

 28 Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pinelands, Cape Town
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 29 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: January 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bhopal, Bhopal State, British India (present-day Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India)
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.

 30 Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch

 31 Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh

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.

 32 Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chennai
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 33 Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Delhi

 34 Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canterbury
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 35 Ashleigh Barty

Ashleigh Barty
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: April 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia

 36 Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England, UK
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 37 Steve Smith

Steve Smith.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney

Australian cricketer Steve Smith captained the Australian Test team and also tied with Garry Sobers when he made a record 6,000 Test runs in 111 innings, the second-best after Donald Bradman. The Allan Border Medal-winning batsman was banned from Australian cricket for a year for overseeing ball tampering.

 38 Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vehari

 39 Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya
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Famous As: Indian cricketer
Birthdate: October 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Surat

 40 Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK

 41 Curtly Ambrose

Curtly Ambrose.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Swetes, Antigua and Barbuda

Curtly Ambrose is a former cricketer who represented the West Indies cricket team in Test and ODI matches. Renowned for his pace and accuracy, Ambrose is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers ever. In 2011, he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

 42 David Warner

David Warner.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paddington

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.

 43 Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Delhi

 44 Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa

 45 Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Shrirampur

 46 Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh.
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jalandhar, Punjab

Harbhajan Singh is an Indian professional cricket player. He was part of Indian cricket teams which won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. Renowned for his aggressive persona and style of play, Harbhajan Singh is considered one of the greatest Indian off-spin bowlers of all time. In 2009, he was honored with the Padma Shri award. 

 47 Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg

 48 Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

 49 Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri
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Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: May 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mumbai

 50 Garfield Sobers

Garfield Sobers
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
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