Counted amongst world’s best batsmen, Virat Kohli is the former captain of Indian national cricket team. Under his captaincy, Indian cricket rose to great heights and he is the most successful Indian Test captain till date. He shot to fame when he led India’s Under-19 team to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. Since then, Virat Kohli has proved his talent in all forms of the game.
Waqar Younis is a Pakistani former cricketer, commentator, and coach. During his playing career, he captained the Pakistan national cricket team. He played as a right-arm fast bowler and is still counted amongst the greatest bowlers to have played the game. He became a coach after his retirement and was once the head coach of the Pakistani cricket team.
Courtney Walsh is a Jamaican former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team from 1984 to 2001. Considered one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time, Walsh became the first bowler to take 500 Test wickets before finishing his career with 519 wickets. Walsh was made an inductee of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010.
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.
Brett Lee is an Australian former cricket player best known for his ability to bowl fast. In 2003, Lee played a prominent role in Australia winning the ICC Cricket World Cup. Widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of his generation, Lee finished his One Day International and Test career after having picked 380 and 310 wickets, respectively.
Cricket coach Paddy Upton made headlines when he revealed in his memoir The Barefoot Coach how he had advised Indian cricketers to have sex before their matches in the World Cup, as a performance-booster. Apart from coaching the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian cricket team, he has also gained several academic degrees.
Apart from playing for the Springboks, South African rugby player Nick Mallett has also coached them and the Italian rugby team. He was part of the team that won four back-to-back Currie Cups. He has also coached the Paris club Stade Français but later rejected the offer of coaching Toulon.
Jamaican cricket sensation Odean Smith is not just a talented batsman, but also a skilled all-rounder. While he began his career with the Jamaican team, he later also represented the Trinidad and Tobago national team. He was selected for the IPL team Punjab Kings, too.