10 Most Popular Cricketers In The World

10 Most Popular Cricketers In The World

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Over the years, the cricketing world has witnessed many great players. Their playing style, hitting prowess, and bowling abilities have been in our memories forever. These famous personalities of cricket made the game what it is today.

Although cricket is not the No.1 sport worldwide, cricketers are known and loved by the masses around the globe. County and domestic T20 leagues have given a lot of exposure to cricketers; therefore, they are famous worldwide.

Here, we look at the 10 most popular cricketers in the world. Furthermore, we will look at their achievements over their playing career.

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Top 10 Most Famous Cricketers In The World .

Here is the list

1. Sachin Tendulkar


The record holder for most runs scored in ODI & Tests, Sachin Tendulkar, is a World Famous Batsman from India. He is nicknamed Master Blaster for his swashbuckling batting skills.

Tendulkar has an incredible record of playing 200 test matches till retirement. The Master Blaster is also the first batsman to score 200 runs in an ODI inning, and he did this against South Africa in 2010.

He is among the most popular cricketer in the world and also won ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2010. Moreover, for his contribution to Indian cricket for 26 years, Sachin has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India.

2. Chris Gayle

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Christopher Henry Gayle, a.k.a. Chris Gayle, is arguably the most popular cricket player to have ever played the game. His extraordinary nature and smashing batting have taken the world by storm, and Gayle's devastating knocks have propelled him to a multitude of records which seem impossible to break.

The West Indies opener has hit two triple centuries in tests, but most importantly, his 175 of 66 in a T20 inning is the most talked-about innings of all time. This world famous batsman has a record in all three formats having also won two T20I World Cups with West Indies.

3. MS Dhoni


Under his captaincy, India reached the zenith of World Cricket by winning the T20 World Cup 2007, ICC World Cup 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.His rational nature and calmness during a match have earned him respect worldwide.

MS Dhoni is among the most popular cricketer in the world due to his overall team play and individual hitting prowess. He has also won back-to-back ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

4. Virat Kohli


How could we leave Virat Kohli from the list of the most popular cricketer in the world? He is a world famous batsman who has earned a reputation for being the 'Best Chaser'.

Kohli is currently the world's most famous cricketer, and his fame is not limited to cricket. Famous footballers, actors, and athletes are fans of his playing style. He is the second-leading centurion in ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar. He has won the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2008 and the ICC World Cup in 2011.

5. Shahid Afridi


Shahid Afridi is one of the most aggressive batters. In our list of the most popular cricketer in the world, the Pakistani cricketer has a special place. He once held the record for the fastest century scored in an ODI at just 37 balls. Later, South Africa's AB de Villers broke his record, scoring a century in 31 balls.

Afridi is popularly known as Boom Boom Afridi worldwide. His popularity is not limited to Pakistan, and he is one of the most popular cricketers in the world.

6. Shoaib Akhtar


When Shoaib Akhtar burst onto the scene, the cricketing world had never witnessed such a raw pace. It took him little time to become one of the most popular cricketers in the world, thanks to his fast and deceiving delivery and wicket-taking ability.

His 161 Kmph delivery still ranks the fastest delivery ever. But that's not all; all the entries in the most immediate delivery up to number 7 belong to Shoaib Akhtar.

The Pakistani bowler from Rawalpindi is popularly called 'The Rawalpindi Express.' Shoaib Akhtar has been one of the best bowlers coming out of Pakistan.

7. Brian Lara


Brain Lara has been one of the world famous batsmen of his time. He has achieved several records during his long career with West Indies, and his score of 400 against England is still the highest run scored by a batter in test innings.

He is a worthy contender in our list of the most popular cricketer in the world. Currently, he is a part of the coaching staff of Sunrisers Hyderabad, an IPL franchise, along with Muttiah Muralitharan.

His contributions to West Indies cricket are hugely appreciated, and a stadium In Trinidad and Tobago exhibits his name. Lara was a worthy inclusion into the prestigious ICC Hall of Fame in 2012.

8. Muttiah Muralitharan


Muttiah Muralidharan is one of the game's legends and the most popular cricketer in the world. Before him, the cricketing world did not witness any wristy off-spinner. Muttiah is undoubtedly the best bowler in test matches. If we observe his career, we will see many of Sri Lanka's famous victories driven by Muttiah. He holds many fascinating records in world cricket.

Often called Murali, Muttiah's haul of 534 wickets in ODIs and 800 wickets in Tests is a world record. He is also the only bowler to take ten scalps in consecutive four test matches. Moreover, he is also registered the most number of fifers and 10-wickets hauls in test matches.

9. Lasith Malinga


Our penultimate entry in the list of the most popular cricketer in the world is Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga. An unusual action coupled with wicket-taking abilities quickly made him one of the most popular cricketers in the world.

His round-arm action helped him take two brilliant World Cup hat-tricks and the three ODI hat-tricks as the only cricketer who did so. Malinga has always been a crucial member of any team. In IPL, he represented Mumbai Indians and helped him win the IPL trophy on many occasions.

10. Brett lee


We conclude our list of the most popular cricketer in the world with Australian speedster Brett Lee. Lee was nicknamed 'Binga' by his mates, and his deceiving pace was only second to Shoaib Akhtar.

Together with Glen McGrath, Brett Lee helped Australia win consecutive ICC Cricket World Cups in 2003 and 2007. His fun nature and blistering pace made him a popular cricketer in the world.

Besides his bowling, Lee chipped in with crucial runs when his team was in trouble.

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Question Answer
Who is The Most Famous Cricketer In The World? In the present scene, Virat Kohli is the Most Popular Cricketer In The World. However, overall, that title goes to the legend Sachin Tendulkar.
Who is the God of cricket? World Famous Cricketer and Indian opener Sachin Tendulkar is known as the God of Cricket.
Which cricketers are the most loved worldwide? Famous Personalities Of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni are the most loved cricketers in the world..
Who is the world's best captain? Mahendra Singh Dhoni, better known as MS Dhoni, is the world's best captain, as suggested by many sports pundits, and national and international cricketers.

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