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.
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.
Temba Bavuma is the current captain of the South African ODI and T20 national teams and a talented right-handed batsman. Initially mentored by Geoffrey Toyana, he was signed up by the Lions. He is the second from his country to score an ODI debut century.
South African-Australian former cricketer Mickey Arthur played for Free State, Griqualand West, and South Africa A before starting his coaching career with Griqualand West. He has coached the Pakistani, Australian, and South African national teams and now serves as the head coach of the Sri Lankan national team.
Known for his stints on the TV channel Seven Network and the radio network Triple M, James Brayshaw was also a skilled batsman and an Australian state player who represented the teams South Australia and Western Australia. Apart from co-hosting The Footy Show, he also chairs the North Melbourne Football Club.
Hailing from the Pakistani town of Swabi, which borders Afghanistan, cricketer Yasir Shah made his first-class debut for Pakistan at age 15 but was named to the national team only after 9 more years. He was once accused of raping a woman but was later found to be innocent.
Alf Valentine made history when he became the first West Indian cricketer to take 100 Test wickets. He grew up playing without a proper coach and found one only at age 17. He also suffered from weak eyesight but ended up beating all adversities to become a world-renowned cricketer.