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Fresh Gareth Bale Ready for Real Madrid

This summer seems to be a nice change of pace for Gareth Bale.

For the Welshman it has been a great disappointment missing the World Cup. But about 12 months ago, the 25-year-old Gareth Bale has enjoyed a relative anonymity around this time.

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Gareth Bale, getting ready for the new season—–image via: forums.bigsoccer.com

Without the intensity of a transfer saga, the limelight of a glitzy unveiling with a weight of a world –record fee and overwhelming deluge of interview questions, Gareth Bale will have enjoyed a summer a little more like yours or mine over the past couple of months.

The former Tottenham player has seen other scrutinized during their time in Brazil World Cup and has witnessed contemporaries such as Toni Kross and James Rodriguez navigate through the Real Madrid fanfare. Bale also watched opponents and teammates alike endure a tiresome summer. This will have taken both physical and psychological toll for him as the new season arrives.

And finally the end product is a fully fresh, well-rested complete fit Gareth Bale who is ready to take Europe by storm.

The fresh Welshman, Gareth Bale said at the beginning of Real Madrid’s training camp,

” It was really disappointing not being in the Brazil World Cup, but I have had seven weeks of rest and now I can have a full pre-season”.

It was notable that he denied the last summer pre-season. He is now determined to improve his skills and technique. Bale said,

“I want to have an even better season than last year. I want to give more assists and score more goals. I want to improve in every aspect.”

Last season in all competition Gareth Bale contributed 22 goals and 17 assists! So, he definitely capable to improve more…

He said,

“Without pre-season it was tough enough, but this season will be different in the sense. It was a massive change for me, but in time I have become very comfortable here.”

What the Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid are set to witness in 2014-15 season is the Gareth Bale of two seasons ago at White Hart Lane.

They will witness the Bale who left scorch mark all around England soil, smashing 21 league goals as a roaming midfielder, doing so with a combination of sublime skill and explosive power that had rarely been seen previously in the English Premier League.

The Real Madrid has got the Golden Bale who almost burst the netting from 30 yards at West Ham, the Bale who rendered a whole Newcastle United team utterly helpless, the bale who cut the heart out of Manchester united at their home, Old Trafford, the Bale who annihilated Lyon with a simply exquisite pair of free-kicks.

So basically the Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez and the coach, Carlo Ancelotti are getting everything right that had been expected from an £85 million player.

And probably more is coming…

Last season, in his opening months in Madrid as a Galactico, Gareth Bale endured a somewhat underwhelming beginning. It is not that much tough to think that some factors were there like his absence in the pre-season due to injuries, difficulties with new home, new culture and new language.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the Duo——image via: www.zimbio.com

In Real Madrid uniform, Bale was forced to adapt on the wing, force to develop chemistry with Cristiano Ronaldo in the heat of competition, while Ancelotti tinkered with the team’s systematic approach to accommodate Bale’s talents.

And Gareth Bale had done all of that, despite not playing a full 90 minutes until November arrived. It was a gradual process finding his feet.

It is not hard to find the differences between then and now as the new season arrives. It is a obvious warning sign for the defenders in Spain and across Europe.

“I have become very comfortable here,”

he was telling that most of the time when in California.

Remember his name, Gareth Bale, who scored 22 goals and made 17 assists, assigned a hat-trick in just his 9th La Liga outing and in Copa del Rey who struck some decisive goals and who scored in the Champions league final before he had gotten COMFORTABLE!

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In the Champions League final——–image via: en.africatopsports.com

On Monday, Ancelotti said of Bale,

“He’s doing what he wasn’t able to do last year,”

Despite some charming transfer news with James Rodriguez and Toni Kross in Real, the Welshman will be all around the La Liga and Champions League to be more ferocious.

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Top 10 Managers in English Premier League history

We know them by a single name, we know them like our own family members, they are known by the silhouette they cast along the touchline.

Mourinho, Wenger, Ferguson, Benitez….in past and present the English Premier League has seen its share of iconic managers and these are only four of them.

The list is based on the best winning percentage in the Barclays Premier League, having managed a minimum of 50 matches. The special ones like Pat Rice (Arsenal), John Carver (Newcastle) and Jim Barron (Aston Villa), who all boast a 100% winning record in the English Premier League. However, Carver and Barron have managed Newcastle and Aston villa respectively only once, whilst Pat Rice managed Arsenal three times, they fail to be included in our list of top 10 managers in English Premier League. But what a boast that was!

It is sure that the list will certainly spark some debates, so please feel free to have your constructive comments.

Top 10 Managers in English Premier League history

10. Gianluca Vialli (winning rate: 48%)

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Between 1998 and 2000, Vialli managed Chelsea 94 times in the English Premier League. At the pre-Abramovich Chelsea era, the Italian had a great successful time. Vialli managed to win 45 games of the 94 matches in the Premier league, winning five trophies in less than three years of his service. He is the most successful manager at the time of his tenure at Chelsea with a league win record of 48% and it is easy to see why.

9. Kenny Dalglish (winning rate: 48%)

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Kenny Dalglish, commonly known as ‘King Kenny’ in the red half of Liverpool FC, has had a successful career both as a player and a manager. Kenny had managed the Reds twice and in total 238 Premier League matches. The Scottish manager won 115 of those, earning himself a success rate of 48%.

8. Andre Villas-Boas (winning rate: 52%)

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Andre Villas-Boas may have failed at Chelsea and Tottenham, but his win percentage suggests otherwise. Despite a success rate of 52% with winning 42 of his 81 Premier League matches, the Portuguese tactician has struggled enough to win over the critics in England. Still his winning isn’t half bad at all.

7. Claudio Ranieri (winning rate: 52%)

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Commonly known as “The Tinkerman”, Claudio Ranieri was a popular figure at his time at Chelsea. After taking over from Gianluca Vialli in September 2000, the Italian tactician managed 146 matches at Stamford Bridge, winning 76 of them. Ranieri is now in the French League 1 managing AS Monaco and after 2014 World Cup he took the managing hand of Greek National Football team.

6. Rafael Benitez (winning rate: 56%)

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Rafael Benitez has proved himself to be one of the most iconic managers in English Premier League history and his record shows that. At Liverpool, Benitez won 141 of his 254 matches in the Premier League with a success rate of 56%. The Spaniard is now at Napoli and trying his best at Italian Serie A. Rafael Benitez is best remembered by the Liverpool fan for his significant role in Liverpool’s Champions League success in 2005.

5. Arsene Wenger (winning rate: 58%)

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The current Arsenal manager is by far the most successful and also longest-standing manager in the English Premier League. The Frenchman started his managerial career at Arsenal in 1996 and he is still there now winning 386 of his 666 Premier League matches. His impressive record also includes winning the title three times for the gunners, including the memorable campaign of 2003/04, when his ‘Invincible’ side didn’t lose a single match.

4. Roberto Mancini (winning rate: 62%)

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In Manchester City, Roberto Mancini won 82 matches of his 133 as the club find themselves at the very top of the English game. In 2012, the Italian guided the club to the Premier League title. He remains as a much loved character at Eastlands.

3. Carlo Ancelotti (winning rate: 63%)

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Carlo Ancelotti has enjoyed a very successful two seasons as Chelsea manager between 2009 and 2011. Currently he is managing Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti, in his first season in England won the League and FA Cup double, doing so in an exciting manner. Chelsea netted 103 goals in their 2009/10 season, more than any other club in Premier League history. His record of winning 48 games out of 76 matches suggests how successful he was at his time in England.

2. Sir Alex Ferguson (winning rate: 65%)

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Sir Alex Ferguson is likely to be seen as one of the ionic managers to have graced English football more than anyone else. The tough Scotsman managed to win an incredible 528 wins in 810 Premier League matches. For Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson won 13 EPL titles as well as many other titles. Ferguson has become such a legend that he will be admired as one at Old Trafford for an infinite period of time.

1. Jose Mourinho (winning rate: 70%)

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Jose Mourinho, ‘The Special One’ is currently in the middle of his second stint as Chelsea manager. The legendary Portuguese tactician has managed to won 105 of his 149 English Premier League matches to date, earning him an incredible 70% winning rate.

The special one guided Chelsea to grab two league titles in his first two seasons at the Bridge. Jose Mourinho currently boasts a record of 75 unbeaten matches at home. In the 2004/05 season the club collected a record 95 points in accorded with Mourinho’s tactics.

With an incredible performance, it is hardly surprising that Jose Mourinho leads this list of top 10 managers in English Premier League history with the success rate of 70%.

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Top 10 all time football legends

Football is the game of passion and footballers are perhaps the most beloved among all kinds of athletes in sports. However, it’s not just love the legendary footballers earn, when they spend some quality time on the football pitch. The great footballers not only earn everyone’s respect, attention and admiration, but also some huge amount of money and fame along with. But this may not always be the scenario after the retirement. Lots of things tend to change when they are not playing on the fields anymore. Sometimes the circumstances become so drastic and dramatic that the footballers have to take jobs which they could never have dreamt of. The Dutch international footballer, Berry Van Aerle choose to be a postman after his retirement. However, not all end on that path, specially the special ones. Some become legends for decades, or even for centuries.

Yes, our today’s article is about them, about the all time football legends. Here, we have made a list of top 10 all time football legends. Some of the list may be dead, but their legends remain still. Please, give your constructional comments about this list.

Top 10 all time football legends

10. Lev Yashin (Russia, Goalkeeper)

Lev Yashin,” the black spider” is considered to be the best goalkeeper in the history of football. He is renowned for his amazing reflexes, dominating figure between the bars and his superior athleticism. Lev Yashin represented Soviet Union from 1954 to 1967.

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Unlike modern footballers, Lev Yashin spent his entire career playing for Dynamo Moscow. In his career, the spider stopped astonishing 150 penalty shots which is the highest among any other goalkeepers. He is the only goalkeeper in the history of football to be awarded European footballer of the Year in 1963. His contribution with the Soviet Union national team is remarkable as USSR won 1956 summer Olympics and 1960 European Championship. In the modern era of football, only two goalkeepers , Iker Casillas of Spain and Gianluigi Buffon of Italy have come close to his achievements.

We are very much proud to put him in the list of top 10 all time football legends.

9. Eusebio (Portugal, Forward)

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Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, the Portuguese forward attained the nickname “Black Panther” for scoring predatory goals. The legendary Eusebio scored a stunning total of 733 goals in 745 competitive matches. What an amazing ratio that is!! It is the record that every striker can aspire to. His speed, technique and powerful right footed shots amazed the football world with dignity.

Eusebio led the Portugal team to the third place in 1966 world cup and not only that he won the prestigious Golden Boot award with 9 goals in that world cup tournament. Eusebio was also well known for his humble behavior. He saluted Lev Yashin and Gordon Banks to mark his acknowledgement admiring their goalkeeping skills. When was the last time you saw that kind of gesture from the modern age footballers???

8. Marco Van Basten (Netherlands, Forward)

Marco Van Basten, the famous Dutch footballer is a well-known figure for his spectacular volleys, his soccer intelligence and strength on the ball. Van Basten won European Footballer of the Year 3 times, 1988, 1989 and 1992 accordingly. He won FIFA World Player of the Year in 1992 as well.

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Van Basten’s greatest success in the international level was marked in European Championship 1988. With his 5 goals, he was tournament’s top scorer. In that tournament, his hat-trick against England and a spectacular volley against Soviet Union in the finals made him one of the legends. Netherlands went on and won the Euro 1988 trophy.

He scored a total of 218 goals in 280 matches. The record may not be as great as Eusebio’s , but he did it with a career shortened by numerous injuries.

7. Ferenc Puskas (Hungary, Forward)

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Ferenc Puskas, the Hungarian forward was as lethal as Eusebio. His predatory instinct in front of the net made him the master of the game. Having played for Real Madrid and Budapest Honved, Puskas has scored a total of 514 goals in 529 matches, almost a 1:1 ratio!

His goal record for Hungary National team is even better, 84 goals in 85 matches! In 1954, Puskas was nominated for the European Player of the Year. He led his team to the finals of 1954 FIFA World Cup in Switzerland, only to lose to the West Germans in the final.

6. Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina, forward)

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This great Argentine footballer was the catalyst to the domination of Real Madrid in the European Cup in the 1950’s. Stefano was given the nickname “Saeta rubia” (Blond arrow) and he was worth it. His tactical intelligence, stamina and versatility made him one of the legends of soccer. In total 512 competitive matches Di Stefano netted 377 goals. His glory also included his participation in Real Madrid’s five back to back Spanish League title triumphs.

Although, he didn’t have a good international record, his remarkable 5 European Cups and 2 FIFA Ballon d’Or in 1957 and 1959 was more than enough to give him a place in our list of top 10 all time football legends.

5. Michel Platini (France, midfielder)

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Michel Platini, the former French footballer had proudly put his mark as a part of “carré magique” (The magic square in French). Platini was famous for passing ability, his vision and amazing free kicks.

He scored a record 9 goals in 1984 European Championship. Under his leadership, France also went on to win the 1984 Euro. Throughout the career, Platini scored a total of 224 goals in 432 matches. That’s an outstanding record for any midfielder. In his list of achievement, there are 3 FIFA Ballon d’Ors, which is the highest individual award a player can win. He bagged 41 international goals in 72 appearances for France.

Platini grabs No 5 position on our list of top 10 all time football legends.

4. Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, Defender)

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Der Kaiser (The Emperor), as people call the German legend Franz Beckenbauer. With his strong leadership skills and graceful style to play, he remains as the true Emperor in German football. He is one of the two footballers to have ever won the World Cup both as a player and a coach. Beckenbauer led Germany won the World Cup in 1974 and as a coach with Germany he lifted the Cup in 1990.

Two FIFA Ballon d’or and three consecutive European Cups were among his many achievements. You can clearly understand how difficult it was for a defender at that time.

3. Johan Cruyff (Netherlands, Midfielder)

Johan Cruyff is most well-known for being a pioneer of “Total Football” in Dutch National team. Close dribbling, awesome technical ability and fearsome pace with the ball were some of his talents people still admire. Although Cruyff played primarily as a playmaker, he would drift to different positions to confuse the opponents. For a while, he could be a center forward and also drop back to a deep lying midfield position when situation calls for it.

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Johan Cruyff———-image via: en.wikipedia.org

He is another legend who has won FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or three times. There are 291 goals in his bag by appearing 520 games. For the Dutch National team, he scored 33 goals in 42 matches. It is interesting to note that, the Dutch never lost a match in which Johan Cruyff has scored. He played as an integral part of Dutch side when they coasted to the finals against West Germany in 1974 World Cup. The famous “Cruyff Turn” was named after this football legend.

2. Diego Maradona (Argentina, Forward)

Diego Maradona is one of the deadliest Argentine strikers of all time. His infamous “Hand of God” goal against England was one of the historic events in world football. Apart from all these controversies, his dribbling with the ball and his relentless pace amazed all football fans.

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In 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona lifted the trophy, defeating the strong West German side. His performance in that tournament was awarded by naming him the best player and presenting him the Golden Boot award.

Maradona scored a total 34 goals in 91 appearances for Argentina National team.

No one can forget his spectacular goal against England when he took the ball from midfield and dribbled from the center to score.

In his club career, Maradona has scored 258 goals in 492 matches. He was bit like a nomad as he played for 6 different clubs in his entire football career. Perhaps you can attribute that to his character as he always gets in trouble with either coaches or even teammates.

1. Pele (Brazil, Striker)

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Yes, here we are! Pele, the most legendary soccer player in the football history. Brazil’s pride and the national hero scored a stunning total 1281 goals in 1363 matches.

He is truly the goal machine. People call him “The Black Diamond” or even “ The king of football’. He played for Santos for almost the entire career. With Santos he has a host of titles and he is the record holder in the number of Hat-tricks scored, which is 92!

Pele is the only player in the football history to win three World Cups, he won all of them with style. In 1966 world cup, he was brutally fouled and Brazil were eliminated in the first round of the competition. He came back in 1970 World Cup and was awarded “Player of the Tournament’.

Pele is the living legend of football and here in our list of top 10 all time football legends, Pele is the leader of them all.

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Wayne Rooney Opens Up on Manchester United Future

Wayne Rooney is supposedly very much keen to complete his current five-year contract with Manchester United.

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This powerful English forward and amazing finisher inked a mega £300,000 per week deal earlier this year. This may suggest that his thoughts of leaving the club have alredy passed. Wayne Rooney admitted he would like to stay during a special 10-year anniversary interview with Manchester United TV.

Rooney said,

” I think the plan is I’ve just signed new long-term deal at Manchester United and hopefully in five years time we will be sat down for a 12-year one. I don’t see any other reason why not.”

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Manchester United’s twitter account posted a photo of highlights from Rooney’s stay to coincide with the TV interview’s release.

Sir Alex Ferguson on Wayne Rooney eye

The English striker, Wayne Rooney also confirmed he had no hard feelings toward former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Despite a public fallout with Sir Alex Ferguson toward the end of his United reign, Wayne Rooney appears to have settled matters with the man who took him from Merseyside to Manchester United.

Rooney said about Sir Ferguson,

” He was vitally important to me. I am grateful to him for having the faith to bring me in Manchester United from Everton. I think he is an incredible manager and an incredible person , the way you see his desire for the game. Ferguson certainly helped me a lot and helped us all.I am very much grateful for everything he has done.”

Wayne Rooney made the £25.4 million switch from Everton in 2004. Rooney has remained a key player for United ever since his debut hat-trick against Fenerbahce, but his United career has threatened to reach a crashing halt numerous times during the last decade.

The transfer gossip of Wayne Rooney

During the 2010 season, he was said to have handed in a transfer request after a series of some disagreement issues with Ferguson. At that time he also questioned the club’s ambition, suggesting he would exit if world-class signings weren’t made.

However, it was Sir Alex Ferguson’s departing comments on the hard- working player that most seriously tested Rooney’s desire to reach his landmark season with Manchester United.

Sir Ferguson suggested the player handed in a second transfer request as the 2012/13 season came to a close. The retiring manager, Ferguson had no problem dropping Wayne Rooney for key encounters-most notably against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League-and appeared set to continue frustrating his talisman until the very last.

But Rooney denied handing in the latter transfer request, despite Ferguson reiterating the footballers’ alleged desire to leave the Club in his autobiography.

Van Gaal and Wayne Rooney’s chemistry

However, later on, David Moyes restored Rooney to his preferred striking position upon taking charge of Manchester United and now the new boss Louis Van Gaal handed the long-serving player captaincy with the current campaign ahead.

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Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United board also finally managed to deliver top-quality signings for Wayne Rooneyto work alongside. The likes of Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and the youngster Luke Shaw can significantly improve Manchester United’s confidence after last year’s horrific disappointment. These world class players can also help Rooney return to his best.

Rooney is a very vital player for Manchester United right now. He holds a position of power and sees stars all around him-allowing the often criticised player time to reflect on an eventful 10 long years at the Theatre of Dreams.

Often it appeared that his cold war with Sir Alex Ferguson were brought on by both men possessing the natural ability to lead and strong ideas. If the manager did things his way-which would often disregard the emotion of his players-Wayne Rooney was susceptible to feeling the heat.

Neither pulled punches when it came to Manchester United, but the United fans will be glad to hear the two important figures in their club’s history appear to be on good terms.

The striker has scored two goals this season, netting in the defeat to Swansea and recent win over QPR. Rooney appeared on the pitch as a striker alongside Robin Van Persie, and then in the No. 10 position when Radamel Falcao entered the fray, highlighting the Englishman’s importance to the future of Manchester United.

Ronney is always the driving force behind Manchester United’s cut-and-thrust style of play. This may be at his best, but the worst side is, he is a complete liability. While supporters have grown accustomed to seeing both sides of his personality across the last decade, Wayne Rooney is becoming increasingly relevant to United’s hopes under Louis Van Gaal.

The end of Alex Ferguson’s tenure may have unsettled Wayne Rooney, but it’s his relationship with the Dutchman Van Gaal that will define whether Wayne Rooney makes it to his next landmark anniversary with Manchester United.

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Top Paid Athletes | Best Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes list 2016

Lucrative salaries, huge sponsorship and merchandising machines is now in the background of world sports. The world’s top paid athletes come from a range of sports worldwide. These ten highest paid athletes together earn over half a billion dollars per year. The list of highest paid athletes in 2014 is already past for us. Now we are forwarding to the assumption for top highest paid athletes of 2016. Here we going to make the List of maximum earners from various sports in the world. There is some new entries from the previous list.

Tiger Woods was the most paid athlete in 2013. Now he is at number six. Again Cristiano Ronaldo is also jumping up and up. Currently he is the 2nd highest paid athlete in 2016 with 80 million annual earnings. Notably this year’s list is dominated  by soccer, tennis, basketball and American football players.

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The world Famous Forbes Magazine has recently released their latest list of highest paid athletes in the world for 2015-2016.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is ranked number one in this list with $105 million yearly. But the exceptional fact is that he is not making any money on endorsements (all salary) according to Forbes.

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Now here we are presenting the Detail List of top 10 highest paid athletes |top paid athletes for 2016. Most obviously this ranking is based on or more accurately adopted from the official Website of American Magazine Forbes.com.

Let’s check out, who are the highest paid athletes in the world 2016?

10. Matt Ryan – Passing Machine

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$43.8 Million $42 Million $1.8 Million

Age: 29

Sport: Football

Residence: Duluth, GA

Citizenship: United States

Matt Ryan definitely isn’t one of the most famous sportsmen in the world. But still, the American football player is a bigger earner than football sensation Neymar, MS Dhoni and Lewis Hamilton. And MS Dhoni. Currently he is the quarterback for Atlanta Falcons. The number 10th highest paid athlete earns $43.8 million annually. And a new contract signed last year, which saw him become the team’s franchise quarterback.

Matt Ryan signed a five-year contract for $103.75 million with Atlanta Falcaons last year. The contract includes a $28 million signing bonus and $12 million option bonus. He is considered the top paid NFL player over last 12 months. Average $20.75 million annual value was the second highest in NFL. Only Aaron Rodgers at the time of the signing as Colin Kaepernick surpassed Ryan successfully.

Matty Ice bolsters his playing income with nearly $2 million a year. Most of them are from appearances and sponsors like Nike, Liquid Nutrition and Comcast. He becomes the Falcons all-time leader in passing yards for recent years.

Matt Ryan is currently at number 10 in the list of highest paid athletes 2016. The 10th of the top paid athletes earns $42 million as salary and $1.8 million as endorsement.

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09. Rafael Nadal – Fighting Champion

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$44.5 Million $14.5 Million $30 Million

Age: 28

Sport: Tennis

Residence: Manacor, Spain

Citizenship: Spain

Rafael Nadal’s way of playing is definitely unpleasant for any opponent for his aggressive and dynamic abilities. The Spanish tennis star is often hindered by injuries. But never left for fighting back later. As usual, his reward hasn’t just been on the court field. The Spaniard’s yearly earnings total amount announces him as the 9th highest paid athlete for the upcoming year.

Rafael Nadal had a monster 2013 season. That time he just went 75-7 and finished ranked first in the world of Tennis. He won two Grand Slams (French Open, U.S. Open). Also he was runner-up at Australia in January this year. He added a ninth French Open title in June. Which is now 66-1 all time at Roland Garros. Probably this monumental evident makes turns him within the top 10 highest paid athletes.

The wins and top year-end rankings kicked in bonuses from sponsors. Within just one single year he had earned in total $14.5 million prize money. Being one of the best paid athletes, his biggest endorsement partner is Nike. His earnings are heavily tied to his year-end rank. Currently there are some other sponsors with him. Babolat, Banc Sabadell Atlantico, Mapfre, Richard Mille, Poker Stars, Kia Motors and Mueller are some of them.

Namely Master of Clay Court, Nadal is at number 9 in this list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 9th of the top paid athletes has a total earning of $44.5 million per year, from which $14.5 million is salary and $30 million is endorsement/ commercial deals.

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08. Phil Mickelson – Lucrative Lefty

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$53.2 Million $5.2 Million $48 Million

Age: 44

Sport: Golf

Residence: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Citizenship: United States

Phil Mickelson is perhaps one of the most chilled out sportsmen in the list of top ten highest paid athletes 2016. The 44-year-old US golfer has managed over 50 tournament wins in his career. The 8th ranked highest paid athlete has a yearly salary of $53.2 million.

Mickelson picked up valuable sponsor bonuses last year for winning the British Open. This was his first time winning the title. He earns more than $40 million annually from appearances. And the rest from sponsors like Callaway, KPMG, Barclay’s, Exxon Mobil, Amgen/Pfizer and Rolex.

Being one of the highest paid professional athletes, he picked up a deal to promote psoriatic arthritis drug Enbrel after he was diagnosed with the disease in 2010. He also used the drug for his treatment. Phil Mickelson has racked up 42 PGA victories (ninth all-time), $74 million in career prize money (second all-time). He had won five major titles (second-most during the past 20 years). Though Mickelson is under investigation by the FBI and SEC for making stock trades on nonpublic information, the golfer has denied any wrongdoings.

Philip Alfred Mickelson is currently at number 8 in the list of highest paid athletes 2016. The 8th of the top paid athletes earns $5.2 million as salary and $48 million as endorsements. He is also the oldest member to be found himself in this most earning athletes list.

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07. Roger Federer – Swiss Guarantee

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$56.2 Million $4.2 Million $52 Million

Age: 33

Sport: Tennis

Residence: Bottmingen, Switzerland

Citizenship: Switzerland

Sometimes his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal seem to have taken over on the court. But the Tennis legend (namely the Swiss guarantee) Roger Federer still earns the most in the world of tennis. Even though he hasn’t added to his 17 Grand Slam titles. But his endorsement list is still a big reason that Federer earns $56.2 million per year as the 7th highest paid athlete in the world.

Roger Federer continues to be among the world’s best players 16 years after he turned pro himself. He holds the records for most singles Grand Slam wins, in total which is 17. His career prize money summation is $81 million. Federer appeared in a staggering 18 out of 19 Grand Slam finals between 05 to 10.

His endorsement portfolio is filled with long-term deals that definitely bring him among the highest paid athletes in the world. Nike, Rolex and Credit Suisse are some of his sponsors. His sponsors collectively pay him more than $40 million per year. The latest addition is champagne brand Moet & Chandon. They have signed Federer to a five-year deal a s being one of the most earning athletes.

Roger Federer is the number 7 of this list of top 10 highest paid athletes 2016. The 7th of the top paid athletes earns total $56.2 million per year, $4.2 million as salary and $52 million as endorsements.

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06. Tiger Woods – Billionaire Golfer

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$61.2 Million $6.2 Million $55 Million

Age: 38

Sport: Golf

Residence: Jupiter Island, FL

Citizenship: United States

Tiger Woods is not playing the best golf of his life at the moment. He is two years older than Kobe Bryant, but he still pulls in a remarkable $61.2 million per year. That makes him the 6th highest paid athlete in the world. Most of that money comes from endorsements as he has already lost his unbelievable swing.

Woods became the first sportsman ever to have earned over $1 billion. He underwent back surgery at the end of March that sidelined him for the Masters for the first time. This was the latest bump in the road in Wood’s quest to break Jack Nicklaus’ record. The record is of 18 major titles. Being one of the best paid athletes Woods has been stuck on 14 majors since the 2008 US Open.

His earnings took a hit when Electronic Arts announced in 2013. His eponymous video game after 16 versions series generated nearly $800 million in sales. Nike renewed its deal with Woods in 2013. They built a golf division on the back of Woods that registered sales of $791 million. Woods’ continues to be one of the highest paid athletes thanks to his sponsor’s deals.

Woods’ golf course-design business has also picked up after multiple blowups. Currently tiger woods is at number 6 in the list of top 10 highest paid athletes 2016. The 6th of the top paid athletes earns $6.2 million as salary and $55 million as endorsements in 2016. Definitely he is one of the Greatest Golfer of All Time.

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05. Kobe Bryant – Reliable Star Qualities

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$61.5 Million $30.5 Million $31 Million

Age: 36

Sport: Basketball

Residence: Newport Beach, CA

Citizenship: United States

Kobe’s career in the NBA has become nothing short of epic story. Kobe Bryant has played in 16 NBA All-Star games. Among them he has been NBA champion for five times. Currently he is playing for The LA Lakers. He is now 36-years-old and remains one of the most iconic players of basketball. On top of that, the 5th highest paid athlete earns $61.5 million per year.

Bryant had the highest salary in the NBA for the fourth straight year during last season. The total $30.5 million salary is nearly $8 million higher than any other in this ground. He inked a two-year $48.5 million contract extension in November 2013. That will keep the highest paid athlete in the world on-court salary tops in the NBA.

Bryant’s jersey was still the NBA’s third best seller during the season 2013-2014. Kobe Bryant ranks fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He has deals with Turkish Air, Hublot, Nike and Lenovo. In total these endorsements worth more than $30 million per year.

The second highest paid NBA Basketball Player is currently at number 5 in this list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 5th of the top paid athletes earns $30.5 million as salary and $31 million as endorsement per year. He has undoubtedly the biggest contract in NBA.

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04. Lionel Messi – Unique Story

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$64.7 Million $41.7 Million $23 Million

Age: 27

Sport: Soccer

Residence: Castelldefels, Spain

Citizenship: Argentina

Lionel Messi is the world’s fourth highest earning athlete. He has already grabbed people’s attention at an even younger age than LeBron James and so many. The argentine youngster moved to Spanish football club, Barcelona and developed his skills and size. The world star is now being considered as the 4th highest paid athlete 2016.

Messi finished as runner up in 2013 Ballon d’Or after winning it a record four consecutive times. He has Sponsors like Adidas, who launched his signature shoe last year. The Turkish Airlines also paired him with NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Jointly they have invested heavily in Barcelona’s most prolific footballer.

In turn, so has the Spanish tax authority. They investigated him and his father for image rights tax evasion and ordered him to pay $6.5 million. Messi signed his 7th contract in 11 years which will pay him $50 million a year pre-tax and extend his stay at Camp Nou. This deal will continue till 2019. And Messi will be one of the giants in top ten highest paid athletes list.

Perhaps the Man have more records than anyone in Soccer’s History. Lionel Messi is now at the 4th stand in our list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 4th of the top paid athletes earns $41.7 million as salary and $23 million as endorsements. The new contract will see him earni8ng 27 million per season.

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03. LeBron James – King James

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$72.3 Million $19.3 Million $53 Million

Age: 29

Sport: Basketball

Residence: Coconut Grove, FL

Citizenship: United States

Though highly-touted from a young age, 29-year-old LeBron James has already turned himself into a basketball icon all-time. He’s been voted the NBA’s Most Valuable Player four times. On top of being a global ambassador for his sport, he is the 3rd highest paid athlete in the world 2016.

The four MVP awards have made LeBron James the king of the NBA. James is the NBA’s biggest endorsement star. And got deals with Nike, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Upper Deck. Sales of his signature Nike shoes were tops among active players at $300 million in the U.S. last year.

According to research firm SportsOneSource his jersey was the NBA’s best-seller last season. Being one of the best paid athletes, James’ earnings also got a boost from the sale of Beats to Apple for $3 billion. He just owned a small piece of the business and helped make the brand a must-have accessory.

LeBron James Remains the Highest Paid Basketball Player in this List for 2016. He is at number 3 in this list of highest paid athletes in the world. The 3rd of the top paid athletes earns more than $72.3 million per year. $19.3 million as salary and $53 million as endorsements.

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02. Cristiano Ronaldo – Rich, Beautiful and Fast

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$80 Million $52 Million $28 Million

Age: 29

Sport: Soccer

Residence: Madrid, Spain

Citizenship: Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the most talented footballers of our time. And he is also one of the vainest. If he plays a 90 minute game in non-stop rain, still leaves the pitch looking great. No surprise that part of Cristiano Ronaldo’s earnings come from his own fashion label. The 2nd highest paid athlete in the world currently earns total $80 million per year.

The Portugal and Real Madrid star was voted the sport’s most valuable player in the world previously. It was the second time in his career after scoring 69 goals in 59 club and country matches. Real Madrid rewarded him with a record 5-year contract worth more than $200 million.

Last time he went on to help the team win its tenth Champions League title. Ronaldo’s commercially good looks have landed him mega sponsorships like Tag Heuer and a personal brand of underwear labeled CR7 and Nike deal.

Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the second of the top paid athletes in 2015-2016 session. The number 2 of the highest paid athletes earn almost $52 million per year as salary and $28 million as endorsements. He is Ahead of Lionel Messi with some distance.

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01. Floyd Mayweather – The Number One

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Total Earnings Salary/Winnings Endorsements
$105 Million $105 Million 0

Age: 37

Sport: Boxing

Residence: Las Vegas, NV

Citizenship: United States

47 fights, 47 wins: unbeatable records. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an ace in the ring. A marketing genius outside also. The 37-year-old boxing welterweight world champion is the one and only highest paid athlete in this sporting world. He is the only person to earn more than $100 million per year.

Mayweather is the first athlete (besides Tiger Woods) to earn $100 million in Forbes’ annual tally. His September 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez set records for highest PPV gross, which is not less than $150 million. The Canelo fight marked the second bout in the blockbuster 30-month.

Mayweather earned a guaranteed $32 million for his May fight with Marcos Maidana. That time the PPV buys are expected to finish between 900,000 and one million. Compared to 2.2 million for Mayweather-Alvarez, Mayweather pocketed $105 million for the two bouts thanks to his role as both pugilist and promoter.

He is the genuine undefeated professional Boxer of his generation. The most Ridiculous star Mayweather is at top of this list of highest paid athletes in the world 2016. The number one top paid athlete earns total $105 million as salary and surprisingly no endorsements.

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Highest Paid Athlete rankings:

The list of 100 athletes includes one cricket player, one track & field athlete, four boxers, five golfers, six tennis players, six race-car drivers, 15 soccer players, 17 football players, 18 basketball players and 27 baseball players – according to Forbes.com

Three women make the top 100 list and they’re all tennis players. Maria Sharapova at No. 34 ($24.4 million), Li Na is No. 41 ($23.6 million) and Serena Williams is No. 55 ($22 million)..

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Ranking Top 14 NBA Scoring Leaders of All Time

Are you interested about knowing the NBA scoring list? This article is going to discuss all about top scoring leaders NBA. Democratically has been obtained as a result of a points scale previously established, which have been taken into account all the parameters:

number of seasons that has remained, often it has been top scoring leaders NBA, rebounder, wizard, or collector, times that has been All Star of top scoring leaders NBA, the games played, points, rebounds and assists than has been accumulated, the times that has been included in the ideal team of the season, in the second dream team, in the best defensive team in the second defensive team, the times has been chosen MVP of the season, the playoffs or the All Star of top scoring leaders NBA, etc. ,Very Important that they belong to the Hall of Fame. Only by this concept was already gives them 3 points.

List of NBA Scoring Leaders 2015:

The list of NBA scoring leaders are mobile, this means that is permanently updated and all those top scoring leaders NBA players that are still in active, can go up positions. Taking into account everything pointed out, these are the 14 best players in the history of the NBA career scoring leaders and the score finally obtained.

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Real classification established in the score that appears in parentheses because the order in which they appear here as laying down the scoring leaders NBA scores of users and therefore it is completely subjective and depends on the tastes of each one.

Earvin MAGIC JOHNSON (60.75 points)

Seasons: 17. Titles: 5. Matches: 906. Top scoring leaders NBA Points: 17707. Caps: 374. Rebounds: 6559. Assists: 10141.All Star MVP: 2. MVP of the regular season: 3. Chosen in the ideal team of rookies: 1. Chosen in the Dream Team: 9. Chosen in the second team: 1. Finals MVP: 3. Top assistant: 4. Best free throw percentage: 1. Maximum recovery: 2. One Olympic gold medal, JOHNSON top scoring leaders NBA Member of the Hall of Fame.

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LARRY BIRD (53 points)

Seasons: 13. Titles: 3. Matches: 897.Top scoring leaders NBA Points: 21791. Caps: 755. Rebounds: 8974. Larry NBA score leaders Assists: 5695.Rookie of the year: 1. All Star MVP: 1. Winner of triples: 3. Finals MVP: 2. MVP of the regular season: 3. Chosen in the Dream Team: 9. Chosen in the second team: 1. Chosen in the second defensive team: 3. Best free throw percentage: 4. An Olympic gold medal LARRY top NBA scoring leaders  Member of the Hall of Fame.

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LeBron James (46.75 points)

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Seasons 10.Titles: 2. Matches: 765. Top NBA scoring leaders Points: 21078. Caps: 646. Rebounds: 5552. Assists: 5302.All Star MVP: 2. Rookie of the year: 1. MVP of the regular season: 4. Finals MVP: 2. Chosen in the Dream Team: 7. Chosen in the second team: 2. Chosen in the best defensive team: 5. Best Scorer: 1. Two Olympic gold medals and one bronze.

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KEVIN GARNETT (51.75 points)

Seasons: 18. Titles: 1. Matches: 1323. Top NBA scoring leaders  LARRY Points: 25274. Plugs: 1970. Rebounds: 13843. Assists: 5224, All Star MVP: 1. MVP of the regular season: 1. Chosen in the Dream Team: 4. Chosen in the second team: 3. Best defender: 1. Chosen in the best defensive team: 9. Chosen in the second defensive team: 3. Rebounding: 4. An Olympic Gold.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38.387)

Abdul-Jabbar played for the Bucks but was in LA Lakers where he made history. He played for 20 seasons being top scoring leaders NBA, rebounder and defensive stopper. Also holds the record for the most All Star has played and have 6 MVP of the regular season.

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Karl Malone (36.928)

He is known for ‘The Postman’ by the way they play. He played in 14 All Stars and formed with John Stockton on the Jazz one of the best teams in the history of the top scoring leaders NBA. He was twice elected MVP of the season but could never win the NBA ring due to intense competition with Jordan and Pippen Bulls.

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Michael Jordan (32,292)

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest player in the history of the top scoring leaders NBA.It took a team without much history in the top scoring leaders NBA, the Chicago Bulls to six times higher.He averaged 30.1 points per game, the highest average ever seen.He won 10 NBA playoff scoring leaders titles maximum, five regular season MVP and 6 of the NBA Finals.

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Kobe Bryant (32,001)

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Kobe Bryant has five top NBA scoring leaders titles and has become the youngest, at age 34, on getting exceed the magic figure of 30,000 points Player. In 2006 he scored 81 points for the Lakers in the field of Toronto Raptor s, the second best record after the 100 points of Chamberlain.

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Wilt Chamberlain (31.419)

It has the second highest average in the top NBA scoring leaders (30.06), behind only Jordan. The average of 50.4 points per game in the 1961 season is a record in the top scoring leaders NBA. The two following, 44.8 and 38.4, also belong to it. It is the player with the most records in the sport. In 1962, Chamberlain scored a whopping 100 points in one game, playing for the Warriors.

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Shaquille O’Neal (28.596)

One of the top NBA scoring leaders Shaquille has won four rings, three with the Lakers and one with Miami Heat.It was used once as a player of the regular season.

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Moses Malone (27.409)

One of the top NBA scoring leaders Moses won three MVP at a time which coincided with Kareem Abdul and Larry Bird.He averaged 20.6 points per game, 12.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.He made 1,733 caps in his career.He played for the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia.

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Elvin Hayes (27.313)

It was a regular player. More than two parties are never lost in 16 seasons as a player. He was elected three times to the All-NBA Team; he was top scoring leaders NBA in the league in 1969 and rebounding twice.

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Dirk Nowitzki (26,953)

The power forward Alema Dirk Nowitzki became the player born outside the United States with the most points in the NBA after leading a list NBA scoring leaders 2015 of six players with double digit scoring and lead the Dallas Mavericks to a victory 106 -98 over the Sacramento Kings. Along with Bryant is the only asset of the top scoring leaders NBA.

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Hakeem Olajuwon (26.946)

Nigerian origin was known as the dream boy precisely for having achieved the American dream and be one of the first foreigners to succeed in the NBA. He was number 1984 draft, ahead even of Michael Jordan. He averaged 21.8 points per game in his 17 seasons in the league.

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Bottom Line: Above top scoring leaders have won the heart of people not only with their playing magic, but also with their hard work that helps them to achieve top position.

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Top 10 NBA finals winners in all-time NBA Championship

The NBA first arose in 1947.NBA Today the passage of time is counted watches. Thus, the NBA is applicable to exist since season 1946.It’s the lists of the ten teams in NBA history have won more finals. The Boston Celtics have won many NBA championships in the history of the league with 17 Celtics were a founding member of the NBA, and his predecessor, BAA, which was founded in 1946.

Top 10 NBA finals winners:

Minneapolis Lakers won the second NBA title with 16. It’s just behind the Boston Celtics. The franchise started by Lakers (technically BBA) in 1947 in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls won the NBA championships most third with six. The six championships came while Michael Jordan played for the Bulls.

The San Antonio Spurs have won four NBA championships with four. The Spurs began to play in the NBA in 1976.

Number 1: Boston Celtics

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The Boston Celtics won their first NBA title in 1957. The Celtics put the NBA like a hot knife through butter, won eight consecutive championships from 1959 to 1966. After 1967 to win the Boston Celtics and won two titles in 1968 and 1969. The Celtics have met the Lakers a record twelve times in the Finals, including their latest appearances in 2008 as well as also 2010.

It comes with the Celtics nine points and also Lakers three points. The four Celtics were Bob Cousy, Dave Cowens, Bill Russell, and also Larry Bird who have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award for a NBA record aggregate of ten MVP honors.

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Number 2: Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers

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The Lakers won their first title in 1949 and it took us so we came back to win again in 1950. The team won three consecutive titles from 1952 to 1954. All five of these songs were played as a franchise in Minneapolis. The Lakers hold the record for NBA’s longest winning streak, 33 straight recreations, set amid the 1971 to 1972 season.

They had played for the famous Los Angeles, while four have drilled the group. Four Lakers—Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul, Shaquille O’neal and also Kobe Bryant—have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards for a sum of eight rewards.

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Number 3: Chicago Bulls

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I think that most NBA fans acquired six NBA titles Chicago Bulls Michael Jordan came because he played for the team. The Bulls to six championships were won by 1991-1993 and 1996-1998. The Bulls won a NBA record-72 diversions amid the 1995–96 NBA season and are the main group in NBA history to win 70 amusements or all the more in a solitary season. Numerous specialists and experts consider the 1996 Bulls to be one of the best groups in NBA history.

Starting 2013, the Bulls were evaluated to be the third most important NBA establishment as indicated by Forbes, with an expected estimation of $1 billion, winning an expected $52.2 million in working salary in 2013.

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Number 4: San Antonio Spurs

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Spurs all four championships came lately. The first championship came in 1999, followed by the title in 2003, 2005 and 2007. The Spurs as of now rank second among dynamic establishments for the most noteworthy winning rate in NBA history trailing just the Los Angeles Lakers, and are the main group in the NBA with a tied or better straight on customary season record against each dynamic NBA establishment.

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Number 5: 76ers Syracuse Nationals / Philadelphia

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Philadelphia 76ers current franchise began as the Syracuse Nationals. The National played in the NBA from 1949-1963 and won a championship in 1955. After moving to the NBA in 1963 acquired Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers in the 1964-1965 seasons.

Wilt Chamberlain led the 76ers to their second NBA title in 1967, breaking the series of 10 titles NBA Boston Celtics in 11 years. The Philadelphia 76ers NBA third title of the 1983 season came and instructed team with talent. They are counted as the 5th of NBA finals winners.

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Number 6: Detroit Pistons

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The Detroit Pistons in the NBA began as Fort Wayne Pistons. The Pistons won the NBA championship games in Fort Wayne. They have just been again to the Finals once from that point forward, amid the 2001 crusade, drove by Iverson, just to tumble to the Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1. They won amusement 1 in additional time, yet lost the following 4.

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Number 7: New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks have two NBA championships, tied for eighth in the history of the league. The Knicks were two championships in 1970 and 1973 seasons. These Knicks teams were loaded with legendary players.

Amid the late spring of 2013, the club has marked three noticeable free operators, forward and potential critic’s choice Josh Smith, a previous player and 2004 NBA Finals, Chauncey Billups, as well as the Italian association Luigi from Virtus Roma and consented to sign and exchange Brandon Knight, Kravtsov and also Khris Middleton to the Milwaukee Bucks, for point protect Brandon Jenning.

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Number 8: Warriors Franchise

The current Golden State Warriors began play in the NBA. The franchise won its second title of the 1956th in Philadelphia. This team won most of its final matches and has made its own record of winning as NBA finals winners.

Number 9: Houston Rockets

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Houston Rockets began playing in the NBA in 1967, while they were Rockets San Diego. The Rockets moved to Houston in 1971 and won two consecutive NBA championships in 1994 and 1995.

The 1994 and 1995 Houston Rockets had great players like Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. Olajuwon was both the MVP of the league and the MVP of the NBA Finals in 1994 and 1995.

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Number 10: Miami Heat

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The Miami Heat won their first NBA title in 2006, by the amazing game Dwyane Wade, who led 27.2 points per game on average this season and was the MVP of the NBA Finals. The Heat won his second NBA title in 2012 when LeBron James was the MVP of the NBA Finals.

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Bottom Line: Above are the top 10 NBA final winner list who are the inspiration of new talents.

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Sachin Tendulkar Records in International Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar has been played more than two decades and has played countless games and test series and one-day internationals. And he builds the record of Sachin Tendulkar records! During this time, an impressive number of records that is difficult for the simple reason that no cricketers in the future can make these types of Sachin Tendulkar records.

The fact is that Tendulkar has done in the Indian team at the age of 16 years and then remained a member of the team for the next two decades. Maybe for a couple of seasons he continued and played continuously. In these matches he would get the largest Sachin Tendulkar records. So he is definitely a brilliant player in cricket world. In 24 ages he player 90 different places that help him to get world Sachin Tendulkar records.

Memorable Sachin Tendulkar Records

Sachin Tendulkar has been the most challenging batsman of his time, the most productive run maker ever, and apparently the greatest cricket symbol the amusement has ever known. His batting was focused around the purest standards: immaculate offset, economy of development, exactness in stroke-production, and that immaterial quality offered just to prodigies – reckoning.

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In the event that he didn’t have a mark stroke – the upright, back-foot punch approaches – this is on account of he was similarly capable at each of the full scope of standard shots and a lot of ads including the improvised ones and can haul them out freely. Sachin Tendulkar records are not only limited in his runs, but also the records of Sachin Tendulkar symbolize his performance.

There were no clear shortcomings in Tendulkar’s diversion. He could score all around the wickets, both front foot as well as back, he could easily tune his system to suit each condition, temper his diversion to suit each circumstance, and made runs in all parts of the world in all conditions. That helps him to create Sachin Tendulkar records.

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Some of his finest exhibitions came against Australia, the overwhelmingly prevailing group of his time. His century as a 19-year-old on an exceptionally quick pitch at WACA is viewed as one of the best innings ever to have been played in Australia. A couple of years after the fact he got a definitive compliment from a definitive batsman: Don Bradman trusted to his wife that Tendulkar helped him to remember himself. Following is some of the best Sachin Tendulkar record lists

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• He got 150 Wickets and 15,000 Runs in ODIs

Tendulkar is the only cricketer to take more than 150 Wickets (154) and score more than 15,000 runs (18 426) in ODIs. It is one of the memorable Sachin Tendulkar records.

• 1894 ODI runs in 1998

These are achieved by a batsman in ODI cricket in every season points. Tendulkar scored nine centuries in a year.

• In world cup he makes 2560 runs 

In the six games of the World Cup (1992-2011), Tendulkar has made 2560 runs at an average of 56.95 amassed – more than any other player in the history of the event. This event helps him to increase Sachin Tendulkar records.

• Faced 989 players in international cricket

Tendulkar played with and against total 989 international cricketer. This includes 141 cricketers from India and 848 from other countries.

• Man of the Match award in ODIs

Tendulkar tops the list in ODI cricket. Sanath Jayasuriya is 48. Third on the list is Jacques Kallis of South Africa with 32 awards. That was the birth of one record and listed in Sachin Tendulkar records.

• Man of the Series award in ODIs

Tendulkar is the market leader in this category. Jayasuriya is second record maker after Sachin Tendulkar records.

• Hundreds of test in 51 matches

Sachin Tendulkar has scored 51 Test centuries in his 24-year Test cricket career. Tendulkar hit his first test century against England in Manchester in August 1990. These are the best Sachin Tendulkar records.

• 49 ODI hundreds

Sachin Tendulkar took five years to score his first ODI hundred. When he took his first one against Australia in Colombo in 1994 from the small master race and never looked back. His last ODI hundred was his hundredth international hundred against Bangladesh in 2012 scored in Dhaka.

• 200 Self Test Match

Tendulkar easily tops the list with Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh as the second joint to each played 168 games. These test matches increase Sachin Tendulkar records.

• 463 ODI appearances

23 years Tendulkar’s ODI career consists of 463 ODI matches. Sanath Jayasuriya 445 ODIs is second in the list.

• His total ODI runs are 18,426 

Tendulkar scored 18.426 outlets 4722 ODI runs and Ricky Ponting is second on the list.

• He makes 15,921 runs in test matches 

Tendulkar needed 153 runs in the final laps to go 16,000 Test runs, but missed by 79 runs. Tendulkar has 15,921 runs.

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The fact is that Tendulkar has done in the Indian team at the age of 16 years and then remained a member of the team for the next two decades. Maybe for a couple of seasons he continued. In this case, would probably he can make worlds favorable records in his life time.

Bottom Line: Sachin Tendulkar at present holds the record for most hundreds in both Tests and Odis – exceptional, considering he didn’t score his first ODI hundred till his 79th match. Amazingly, he held a celestial excitement for the diversion till his last match.

At 36 years and 306 days he broke a 40-year-old boundary by scoring the first twofold century in one-day cricket. In 2012, when only one month short of his 39th birthday, he turned into the first player to score 100 universal hundreds of years, which like Bradman‘s batting normal, could be a stamp that goes on forever.

Later that year, however, he proclaimed his retirement from Odis after a disillusioning year and a half in global cricket. Furthermore on November 16, 2013, Tendulkar resigned from Test cricket after a noteworthy 200th Test, on his home ground at the Wankhede Stadium against West Indies and the combination of all his records make Sachin Tendulkar Records.

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The Best of Sachin Tendulkar Centuries in history

Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer and captain retired. It will be difficult to find a man who has no idea about Sachin Tendulkar centuries. Almost all day people talk about Sachin Tendulkar centuries. Sachin Tendulkar is recognized as the best batsman of his generation, he achieve the highest scorer in international cricket. Tendulkar has scored in Test matches centuries (100 points or more) and match One Day International (ODI), organized by the International Cricket Council. Sachin Tendulkar has total of 51 centuries in Test matches and ODIs are 49 world records for the highest number of centuries by a drummer.

Sachin Tendulkar centuries are very glorious. He was the first and only cricketer to score 100 international centuries, when it was 114 against Bangladesh in March 2012. Tendulkar made his long-cherished dream when India won the World Cup in April 2011.

Best Records of Sachin Tendulkar Centuries

When in 1989 his international debut to reach his first century against England at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1990 to Tendulkar; the run was 119. In test matches Tendulkar centuries against all Test cricket playing nations and is the second batsman to score 150 against each of them. Sachin Tendulkar centuries of test cricket also countless.

He gets century which has at least one of all test cricket playing nations except Zimbabwe. In October 2010 Tendulkar was cross the famous cricketer Brian Lara’s record of 19,150 or more points for beating his 20 against Australia in Bangalore. He did his best result in 2004 when he 248 against Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium not, Dhaka. That is also one of the Sachin Tendulkar centuries.

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Tendulkar has scored six double centuries and remained unbeaten on 15 occasions. Sachin Tendulkar get 30 different centuries against different countries, with 27 of them were in locations outside of India. Tendulkar was go to the pavilion nine times between 90 and 99. It dismissed scores, the only cricketer to receive the Rajiv Khel Ratna, the highest in India honor .Despite sports all the successes, Sachin has never scored a century tests in the Lord, the only important where he scored 100 average life of Sachin such tests to 53, while the average for ODI ended at 44.83.

There are many other Sachin Tendulkar centuries, however above mentioned Sachin Tendulkar centuries will never be forgotten.

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Close to Century Records of Sachin Tendulkar

While Tendulkar made his ODI debut in 1989, it was not until 1994 – after playing 79 games – he is the first centurion man who made instead of 110 against Australia in the third game of the World Series, at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. It was one of the memorable Sachin Tendulkar centuries. At this point, he had met seven hundred tests.

In ODIs Tendulkar has scored centuries against 11 several teams. He has achieved centuries against all nations who play cricket. He was the first batsman to make a double century in ODIs, who scored against South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior in 2010 points he scored 19 ODI century in India, compared with 30 in the distance or neutral websites.

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The luggage duty switch seven of these centuries in the achieved Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium. He was sacked 18 times score between 90 and 99 and 17 times the score 80-89. All these are Sachin Tendulkar centuries. His passion for the game not only highest scorer, but also gives him the opportunity to get the credit of one of the best cricketers in the world. Every time he achieves the most valuable score for his team and get the glory of win for his team India.

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Sachin Tendulkar – The Lone Warrior of India

By the coming of the twentieth century, viewing Tendulkar as India’s solitary warrior, organizing courageous battles and convey the trusts of a billion hearts was cricket’s most terrific display. This super sportsman just not only make Sachin Tendulkar centuries, but also win the heart of the people with the Sachin Tendulkar centuries.

Time after time, his accomplishments would be let around absence of backing from colleagues. Yet, his capacity to keep on living to battle an alternate day, shoulder accuse unjustifiably and dependably dig into positives, rises above Tendulkar past a cricketing symbol to a good example and a prized fortune for the regularly discolored picture of the game. Tendulkar went ahead to be the amusement’s heading run-getter, half-centurion and centurion in the two most noticeable types of the diversion. These Sachin Tendulkar centuries were really noticeable.

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He did not have the best of begins in worldwide cricket – a duck on ODI presentation and an unflattering 15 in his lady Test inning against Pakistan as a 16-year-old is one of the popular Sachin Tendulkar centuries. It underlines the old maxim of state of mind over ability reminding everybody that even legends need to battle to discover their feet. He did become wildly successful, one little venture at once.

To begin with supplanting Sanjay Manjrekar as India’s most considerable batsman of the time and after that turning into the main contender to Sunil Gavaskar‘s stature in Indian batting history. At long last, even the incredible Sir Don Bradman drew parallels in the middle of himself and Tendulkar.

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In the middle of, captaincy approached him on a couple of events, yet it was one thing he wasn’t removed for. He generally delighted in and all the more critically, arranged before-hand on the best way to manage a portion of the hardest bowlers on the planet. Henceforth, he had appreciated much more accomplishment in examination with other extraordinary batsmen on the planet, against any semblance of the absolute most hazardous bowlers on the planet. Shane Warne, Glenn Mcgrath, Wasim Akram were some of them who could compete with Sachin Tendulkar centuries.

Bottom Line: Sachin Tendulkar centuries makes the fans as well as all the well-wishers of Sachin Tendulkar proud. Sachin Tendulkar centuries will never be forgotten.

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Top 10 Most Famous Australian Athletes of All Time

If you are going to ask the very difficult question: “Who is the most famous Australian athlete of all time?” I have to take it as one of the most confusing one to be answered. But we have to accept the term as the most interesting topic too!! So if we are here trying to answer the question and find some top list of famous Australian athletes of all time, we need to be very clear about one thing that we need to base upon some generalized criteria. First we have to understand some of the basic facts why we call them as the famous Australian Athletes of all time or why they are being considered as the greatest Australian athletes of all time.

Basically, most of the time we consider the accomplishment of these famous athletes in their particular sports. This may include their titles won (Olympic medals and other major world titles). Sometimes these are their records or rankings in their total sport life statistics. As a matter of fact we find them considerable for achieving awards through their short or big sport life (length of their sports career).

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Top 10 Famous Australian Athletes:

Now, here we are determined to take action on some of these famous Australian athletes, so that we can make a short list of top 10 greatest Australian athletes in a single article. I hope the selection criteria is clear to you.

So, let’s check out, who is the most famous Australian athlete of all time?

10. Mark Ella – Rugby (American Football)

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Mark Gordon Ella is an Australian former rugby union player. Undoubtedly he should be considered as one of the most famous Australian athletes of all time, especially in the sport of Rugby. Though he had his career in a relatively short form, he successfully got his mark in the all-time great athletes in Australia.

The great rookie half-back Nick Farr-Jones asked once (probably sometimes before the 1984 Grand Slam tour) to Mark Ella: “Where do you want me to pass the ball?” And can guess, what was the reply from the famous Australian athlete?

– “Just throw it, I’ll catch it”

I think this was the spirit that enforced him throughout his sporting career. He is the most instinctive and intuitive footballer of any code Australian fans have ever seen. Sometimes he couldn’t even remember what he did in the game.

He played only 25 Tests and retired at 25. Most obviously this was a huge loss to the 15-man code when he was at the peak of his career. There’s never been anyone since who could remotely match him in the Rugby history of Australia.

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09. Peter Thomson – Golf

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Peter William Thomson is an Australian professional golfer. Probably he is best remembered for his five wins in The Open Championship. It was like Peter Thomson either won, or finished second in seven successive British Opens. And now history confirms that no golfer has ever come anywhere near that record of Thomson.

Thomson won in 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1958 and came second to Bobby Locke in 1952. He won his fifth British Open in 1965 among his 82 tournament victories. Peter has kept in close contact with his sport as a world-class golf course designer. He is our 9th pick as the most famous Australian athletes of all time.

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08. Betty Cuthbert – Athletics

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Elizabeth Cuthbert (commonly known as Betty Cuthbert) is an Australian athlete as well as a fourfold Olympic champion. She successfully set world records for 60 meters, 100 yards, 200 meters, 220 yards and 440 yards during her glorious career.

At the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, may be no one could ever forget the “Golden Girl” with hair flowing and powering her way to three gold medals. Eight years later, she won the fourth gold at Tokyo in 1964 in the 400, which was an inaugural event at those Games at that time. During the course of her wonderful career, the 8th of our most famous Australian athletes of all-time list, broke and made all the new records possible in the field of athletics.

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07. Ken Rosewall – Tennis

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Kenneth Robert Rosewall is a former world top-ranked amateur and professional tennis player. And our 7th pick as the greatest Australian athletes of all time. He is without peer in the history of tennis for his life long career. He won his first Australian singles title in 1953 and his fourth in 1972. Unbelievable but truth is the year count of 19 years.

Ken Rosewall won his first French in 1953, second in 1968, another successive story of 15 years apart. As well we can recommend the case study of US open. First in 1956, second in 1970, 14 years apart. He never won Wimbledon but reached four finals. Rosewall missed 44 Slam tournaments during his early career, which resembles like another famous Australian athlete Rod Laver.

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06. Dawn Fraser – Athletics

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Dawn Fraser is an Australian champion swimmer as well as former politician. Fraser is one of the three swimmers to have won the same Olympic event three times. This famous Australian athlete won the 100 meters freestyle three times in 1956, 1960, and 1964. Though many of her fans expected it to be five.

In Tokyo 1964 the Australian Swimming Union banned Dawn Fraser for 10 years for nicking the flag from the Palace. Unfortunately she didn’t do it. And the ASU got it right in sometimes. But it was too late to start again. Probably no one had a doubt on her to win the other two completions in Mexico 1968, and Munich 1972. Which could become the sole record of five successive golds in the same event. Still, she is one of Australia’s greatest swimmer in unforgettable history.

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05. Heather McKay – Squash

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Heather Pamela McKay is an Australian squash player. She is considered by many to be the greatest female player in the history of Squash. And possible one of Australia’s greatest-ever Athletes of all time. McKay won 16 consecutive British Open championships between 1962 and 1977. This record is undoubtedly the most coveted title in Squash.

In over 20 years of international competition Heather lost twice to Yvonne West in 1960, and Fran Marshall in 1962. Again squash wasn’t her only claim to fame. She got to be representing Australia at hockey in 1967 and 1971. She helped to win the American and Canadian Racquetball championships. She is at 5th position in this list of top 10 most famous Australian athletes of all time.

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04. Margaret Court – Tennis

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Margaret Court (known as Margaret Smith Court) is a retired world No. 1 professional tennis player from Australia. She won a record 62 Slam titles between 1960 as a 17-year-old and 1975 with 24 singles including the Grand Slam in 1970.

She also got 19 women’s doubles, and 19 mixed doubles in her very glorious sporting career. To further emphasis her dominance, Margaret Court won every possible title at all four Slams. Which can be matched only by Doris Hart and Martina Navratilova in history. She is undoubtedly one of the greatest and famous most Australian athletes of all time. Now you can decide whether to put her on 4th position or not as the most famous female Australian Tennis player ever.

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03. Rod Laver – Tennis

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Rodney George is an Australian former professional tennis player. Undoubtedly he holds the record for most singles titles won in the history of tennis in the world, which is actually 200 career titles!! Rod Laver is the only tennis player in history to win two Grand Slam singles titles. He won the first in 1962 as an amateur and the second in 1969 as a pro Tennis player.

Rod Laver won 11 Slam singles, but he was a pro when the rest of the world were amateurs. That made the famous Australian athlete of all time ineligible for 20 Slams. He was such a dominant figure that he had been eligible his Slam singles would be at least 21. For now a time we can compare with our present heroes like Roger Federer on 16 won’t get anywhere near 21 Slams like him.

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02. Herb Elliott – Athletics

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Herbert James (commonly known as Herb) Elliott is a former Australian athlete. He is considered as one of the greatest middle distance runners in the whole world. The magnificent athlete was a pure powerful poetry in motion on the track on his time. Unbeaten over the mile and 1500 meters throughout his stellar career.

At the 1960 Rome Olympics, he got to smash his own world record 30 meters, which is still the widest margin ever in the event. Being one of the most famous Australian athletes of all time, Herb retired after Rome at 23 and said proudly that he had nothing more to prove.

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01. Don Bradman – Cricket

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Sir Donald George Bradman (most often referred to as “The Don”) is an Australian cricket legend. And he is also widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time Cricket. No one can put an argument when selecting this number one position in the list of top 10 most famous Australian athletes of all time for The Don.

Bradman averaged over 60% higher than the next best Test batsmen in the history of the game. Australia, especially Australian Cricket will never remember this greatest athlete ever in their land. Probably, he is considered the greatest batsman, the greatest Cricketer and most obviously the most famous Australian athlete in history.

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Top 10 Best Wicket Keepers of All Time in Cricket

Wicket keeper in the cricket world is the player who stands behind the stumps, wearing gloves and pads to catch the cricket ball. The task is one of the most challenging job for a cricketer on the cricket field. There are many ways in general in which the wicket keeper can contribute towards the dismissal of a batsman. In the history of cricket, there are some greatest wicket keepers. All of them have left their mark in the history book of world cricket. Their flexibility, aggressiveness, sharpness, precise movements, all these have made them the special ones.

Best wicket keepers of all time:

Today, we will bring to you the list of Top 10 greatest wicket keepers of all time. These ten best wicket keepers are taken account on the basis of their international performance records and achievements. Most of this best keepers are already retired and a few are found to be still playing with fame in cricket world 2015.

let’s, find out who is the best wicket keeper of all time cricket world?

10. Andrew Flower

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Andrew Flower is a true legend in the game of cricket. He is a great ambassador of this game. Technically he is a very sound batsman and a wicket keeper. Andrew Flower was an important part of Zimbabwe’s National cricket team for more than 10 years and he is by far the best wicket keeper batsman for Zimbabwe.

Flower had a remarkable 333 dismissals behind the stumps (173 in ODI and 160 in test cricket). Andy Flower truly deserves at least No. 10 spot in this list of Top 10 best wicket keepers of all time.

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9. Alec Stewart

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Alec James Stewart is a retired English wicket keeper and right handed batsman for England. At his time, he gloriously captained England Cricket team. Alec Stewart is the most capped English cricketer of time in Test cricket with 133 appearances and 2nd most capped in ODIs with 170 caps for England Cricket team.

Throughout his career, he made a total of 451 dismissals. Alec Stewart is the 9th in our list of top 10 best keepers of all time.

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8. Jeffrey Dujon

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Peter Jeffrey Dujon is a retired West Indian cricketer. Currently he is involved in the cricket match commentary. Dujon was vital part of West Indian team in 80s. He was an athletic figure with gloves behind the stumps as well as an efficient lower-order batsman for West Indies.

He made a stunning 476 dismissals in his career. Jeffrey Dujon is placed at No 8 position in the list of top 10 best wicket keepers of all time.

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7. Moin Khan

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Moin Khan was part of The Pakistan World Cup winning team in 1992. Moin khan had to compete with another great Pakistani wicket keeper, Rashid Latif. Moin shared most of his time with Rashid Latif as a wicket keeper. He is responsible for an amazing 435 dismissals in his cricketing career.

Moin Khan is mostly remembered for his activity behind the stumps, his high pitched voice was ready enough to distract any batsman. Moin Khan’s shouts like ‘sakki’, ‘mushi’ encouraged the bowlers very much. He is the 7th best wicket keeper in this list.

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6. MS Dhoni

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World famous Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s performance behind the wicket is quite outstanding. Dhoni is already nearing a stunning 600 dismissals with 248 in Test, 287 in ODI and 29 in T20 internationals. His style of making the batsman out of the creases is remarkable indeed.

It is the crunch time for the photographers around the world. MS Dhoni is such a cricketer who possesses all the qualities, the speed, accuracy, athletics, sharpness. He can dismiss the batsmen in a flash. MS Dhoni is indeed one of the best wicket keepers of all time.

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5. Rod Marsh

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He is one of the famous cricketers with mustaches. Rod Marsh is a former Australian wicket keeper who was able to put his mark in the Australian cricket history. Marsh was single handedly grabbed over 800 first-class dismissals, 355 dismissals in Test cricket and 124 in ODI.

He was very much quick behind the wicket. His majestic movement charmed the cricket world very much. Rod Marsh is at No 5 position in the list of top 10 best wicket keepers of all time.

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4. Ian Healy

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Ian Healy has got a nickname “Heals”. He is a former Australian cricketer. Healy played for both Queensland and Australia National team. Ian Healy was an important part of the national team as it enjoyed a sustained period of success.

He had a total of 628 dismissals in his pocket with more than 5,000 runs as well. He is holding the No. 4 position in the list of top 10 greatest wicket keepers of all time cricket history.

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3. Kumar Sangakkara

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Kumar Sangakkara is a stylish Srilankan wicket keeper batsman. It is kind of combination that is rarely found among the wicket keepers. Kumar Sangakkara scored more than 21,000 runs to his name with a total of 47 centuries and 117 half centuries throughout his career.

He holds the record stumping of 81 with above 600 dismissals. His acrobatic drives to catch the ball were distinguished. We put Kumar Sangakkara at No 3 position in our list of top 10 best wicket keepers of all time.

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2. Mark Boucher

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Mark Boucher replaced Dave Richardson after his retirement. Since then, he was South Africa’s first choice wicket keeper. Boucher is widely regarded as one of the greatest wicket keepers South Africa has ever had. He is the world record holder for the most dismissals in Test cricket.

He originally overtook the record from another great Australian wicket keeper, Ian Healy on 3 October 2007. In the list of top 10 best wicket keepers in cricket history, Mark Boucher is in the second position.

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1. Adam Gilchrist

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Australian Cricket team was undoubtedly blessed to have him with them. He is one of the manufacturers of Australia’a golden age. He is Adam Gilchrist. He is a complete batsman and an amazing keeper of the wicket. He was able to follow the bowlers on either side of the wicket and even against the tricky Shane Warne. His performance was always up to the mark.

Adam Gilchrist would open with Mathew Hayden as a left handed batsman. He was well renowned for his devastating batting. In Test match cricket, he was always there to provide the explosive ammo down the lower order at No 7.

Adam Gilchrist disappointed over 900 batsmen with his acrobatic style of grabbing wickets. He scored more than 15,000 runs with 33 centuries and 81 half centuries. He was truly an asset for the Australian side. The legend wicket keeper dominated the world cricket for 12 years. There is hardly anyone who can touches his greatness. We consider Adam Gilchrist as the greatest wicket keeper of all time. His top position will be secured for long time in our list of top 10 best wicket keepers of all time.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Female Athletes in the world 2015

Highest paid female athletes list has been published recently. The world renowned Forbes magazine had estimated the income figures of the famous female athletes for 2015. These payment totals include their prize money, licensing fees, salaries, endorsements and appearances in last year. We all better guess that most of these highest paid female athletes are Tennis players. Undoubtedly, tennis is the one major money-generating sport where men and women have attained near equality, especially for prize money and sponsorship opportunities consideration.

In true sense, we can take money as the key factor other than fame in sports. As matter of fact some of the great athletes in sports world are also the richest persons in money world. And of course, male athletes are more paid than female ones even at this very 21st century. But there are some female athletes, who can compete to male counterparts in their earning from related sporting arenas.

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Top 10 highest paid female athletes:

This list of top 10 highest paid female athletes represent eight different nationalities. No surprise, most of these athletes earn the bulk of their total earnings from endorsements deals. As previous, Maria Sharapova grabbed the top spot for the second consecutive year in this richest female athletes list. Li Na and Serena Williams trailing behind her at the second and third places respectively. Let’s not tell the whole story in short.

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10. Paula Creamer – USA (Golf)

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Salary/Winnings: $1 million

Endorsements: $4.5 million

Total Earnings: $5.5 million

Paula Caroline Creamer is an American professional golfer. She has won 12 tournaments – including 10 LPGA Tour events. And most importantly she is at number 2 in the Women’s World Golf Rankings and at number 10 in this list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world 2015.

Creamer is also one the most successful female athletes in current sporting world. She is currently having endorsement deals with – Citizen, Ricoh, and Bridgestone Golf. Creamer took home a prize money of $210,000 at the HSBC Women’s Championships last year.

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09. Agnieszka Radwanska – Poland (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $3.8 million

Endorsements: $3 million

Total Earnings: $6.8 million

Agnieszka Radwanska is probably the first athlete to endorse with a Cheesecake Factory. The 25-year-old Polish athlete has also signed a three-year deal with Rado (a luxury watch manufacturer). She has also partnered with car manufacturer Lexus and other renowned international brands like Babolat and Lotto.

Currently, the richest Tennis player is ranked at world no #4. Notably, she is also the first Polish player to reach the singles final of a Grand Slam in open era. With an estimated annual earnings of $6.8 million, Radwanska is currently the 9th highest paid female athlete in the world 2015.

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08. Ana Ivanovic – Serbia (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $1.4 million

Endorsements: $6 million

Total Earnings: $7.4 million

Ana Ivanovic has won three titles in 2014 (Auckland, Monterrey and Birmingham). The renowned magazine website, Forbes.com claims refers that this famous Serbian Tennis star has a lifetime endorsement deal with Adidas Company.

Commonly known as the beauty queen, Ivanovic is considered to be at number 8 in this list of most paid female athletes in 2015. Currently she is world’s no 12 in her sporting field. She has an estimated annual total earnings of $7.2 million.

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07. Caroline Wozniacki – Denmark (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $1.3 million

Endorsements: $9.5 million

Total Earnings: $10.8 million

Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has definitely lost her rank in the 2015 list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world. But still she earns enough to be one of the richest female athletes. Wozniacki just signed a deal with world renowned Adidas last year.

As a matter of fact we want to inform you that she has been the former World No.1 in Tennis. But unfortunately she never Won a Single Major Title in her Career (21 WTA single titles). Currently she is expected to be earning an estimated annual of $10.8 million from salary and endorsement deals from sponsors. Some of her sponsors are namely – Adidas, Proactiv, Yonex, Rolex and Sony Ericsson.

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06. Victoria Azarenka – Belarus (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $3.6 million

Endorsements: $7.5 million

Total Earnings: $11.1 million

Victoria Azarenka is a Belarusian professional tennis athlete. She has recently dropped two places down to the list of top 10 most paid female athletes in the world 2015. Azarenka may have battled injuries in recent season but she did well in previous seasons. At 2013, she finished second in the World Tennis Association‘s (WTA) world rankings.

The famous female athlete has sponsor endorsement deals with – Nike, Citizen and Red Bull. So we can easily guess, she earns a lot of money from tennis court and outside world as well. With an estimated $11.1 million annual earnings, Azarenka is our 6th highest paid female athlete in 2015.

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05. Danica Patrick – USA (Auto Racing)

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Salary/Winnings: $7 million

Endorsements: $8 million

Total Earnings: $15 million

Danica Patrick has been retaining almost same amount of total annual earnings for the last two years. She has also been constant at her fifth position in this list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world 2015. The American racing driver has endorsement deal with – Motorola, XM radio, Coca-Cola and Go Daddy. Forbes also stated about 10 other personal endorsements.

The American auto racing driver is considered to be one of the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. She gets a lot of money from internet domain registrar and web hosting company GoDaddy. Com. With an estimated $15 million annual earnings, Danica stands at number 5 of richest female athletes in 2015.

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04. Kim Yuna – Korea (Figure Skating)

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Salary/Winnings: $300,000

Endorsements: $16 million

Total Earnings: $16.3 million

Kim Yuna leaped two places in this list of highest paid athletes in the world 2015. The 23-year-old South Korean figure skater has major sponsor deals with Samsung and Hyundai Motors. She also has a number of deals with local brands and has appeared in commercials in her own country.

The 2010 Olympic champion and 2009, 2013 world champion is believed to be earning an estimated $16.3 million annually. Surprisingly almost all of this huge amount is from endorsement deals from renowned sponsors.

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03. Serena Williams – USA (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $11 million

Endorsements: $11 million

Total Earnings: $22 million

With a giant increase, $22 million annual earnings, Serena Williams is at number three in this list of highest paid female athletes. Her prize winnings were more than what especially Sharapova even earned. Anyway, the Russian beat her in terms of earnings off the tennis court. The American Tennis star also has some big endorsement deals like -Nike, Wilson, and Gatorade.

Undoubtedly Serena is one of the greatest female Tennis player of her generation. She also considerable for richest female athletes in the world 2015. Her annual income is equally divided in two parts. $11 million from winnings or salary. $11 million from sponsors deals.

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02. Li Na – China (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $5.6 million

Endorsements: $18 million

Total Earnings: $23.6 million

The Chinese Tennis superstar Li Na has swapped places with Serena Williams. After the last year she is also getting ahead of the American for endorsement issues. She confirmed giant sponsor deals after she won the Australian Open title in January last year. And also huge bonus from Nike as a result of winning her second career title. Other sponsor companies are – Mercedes, Rolex and Samsung.

She was the first ever Asian tennis player to win a Grand Slam Title. With an annual estimated earnings of $23.6 million, Li Na is considered the second in this list of top 10 highest paid female athletes in the world. But again, for sure, the Chinese athlete is assuring her potential to anytime become the highest paid female athlete.

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01. Maria Sharapova – Russia (Tennis)

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Salary/Winnings: $2.4 million

Endorsements: $22 million

Total Earnings: $24 million

It is clear that Maria Sharapova is undoubtedly the highest earning female athlete in the sporting world 2015. Though her winnings or salaries lack a lot than other top female athletes, her endorsement deals alone can take care of this equalization. She has important deals with – Nike, Porsche, Samsung Electronics, Tag Heuer, Evian and Head and also recently Avon Products for a new line of perfume for men and women. For the recent two years she has also been constant at the top of the highest paid female athletes list.

Another important thing, Maria Sharapova is obviously the most famous female athlete of her generation. Namely the Russian Beauty Queen started her career at a very young age. Again, modeling assignments alongside commercials are the other source of her outside court income.

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Top 10 Best Umpires in Cricket World 2015

Umpire in cricket is the man who declares any batsman out or giving him a sixer or an over boundary. It’s all in his hand standing behind the wickets at bowler’s end. They are the ones maintaining peace and harmony according to the rules of cricket. As the umpires are also humans, some misjudgments can also come from their sides. A wrong decision is well enough to put any team in tough situation, even when they are very close to the victory.

Irrespective of those unavoidable wrong decisions which are very few in number, the cricket umpires are the symbol of justice for any team on the ground. Without them, the cricket match will be itself a misery.

Top 10 Best Umpires in Cricket:

Today, we will bring to you the list of top 10 best umpires in cricket. The names in this list may be arguable, but they are undoubtedly the elite ICC cricket umpires in the history of cricket.

10. Tony Hill

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Tony Hill’s full name is Anthony Lloyd Hill. He was born in 1951 in Auckland, New Zealand. He made his ODI debut as an umpire in a match against New Zealand and Zimbabwe, which was played at Napier in March 1998. His Test debut came in 2001. There he managed a match against New Zealand and Bangladesh at Hamilton, New Zealand.

ICC had decided to appoint Tony Hill to matches away from New Zealand during his time on the International umpire panel. He played his role as a neutral umpire for supporting the elite panel. His particular highlights are the third test match between South Africa and Australia at Johannesburg in March 2006. Beside this, he was officiating on-field at three Group- A matches at 2007 Cricket World Cup in St. Kitts.

Tony Hill had officiated at 96 ODIs, 39 Teat matches, along with 17 T20 international so far. In 2009, Tony Hill was elected in the ICC Elite Panel of umpires. In this ICC cricket umpires list, Tony Hill is the 10th of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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09. Darrell Hair

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Darrell Hair, real name Darrell Bruce Hair was born on 1952, New South Wales, Australia. His debut as a Test umpire was on January 1992, between Australia and India in Adelaide. He was well mentioned to call NO BALL in great spinner Muttiah Muralitharan seven times in three overs for throwing the ball. The match was held in 1995, between Sri Lanka and Australia in Melbourne.

Darrell Hair had officiated a total 139 ODIs and 78 Test matches. On the 4th day of the 4th Test match between Pakistan and England in 2006 at the Oval ground, Darrell Hair and his fellow umpire Billy Doctrove ruled out Pakistan for illegal ball tampering. They awarded five penalty runs to the England team and offered them a replacement new ball. Pakistan team refused to take the field in protest.

Later on an ICC board meeting panel decided that Darrell Hair should not umpire matches involving the Test playing nations. On 22 August 2008, Darrell Hair handed his resignation letter to ICC in order to continue his career as a cricket coach. Despite all these controversies, Darrell Hair is in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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08. Rudi Koertzen

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Rudi Koertzen was born in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa in 1949. His real name is Rudolf Eric Koertzen. He was devoted for cricket since his childhood. While working for South African railways, he used to play cricket league. Initially, he became an umpire officiating at domestic games in 1981.

In the year 1992, Rudi Koertzen broke into the International cricket arena. He made his umpiring debut in ODI in a South Africa and India match. During the same tour, Rudi made his Test debut too, again in a match between South Africa and India. He took the standards to a higher level and in 1997 he became a full time ICC umpire. Soon, Rudi Koetzen became an important part in the ICC Elite Umpires Panel.

He officiated 209 ODIs along with 108 Test matches with 14 T20 Internationals in his career. He achieved ICC Bronze Bails Award for 100 ODIs, ICC Silver Bails Award for 200 ODIs and ICC Golden Bails Award for umpiring 100 Test matches. Rudi Koertzen is in the No 8 position in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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07. Daryl Harper

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Daryl Harper was born in 1951 in Australia. Daryl Harper started his living as a primary school teacher. He had a short career as an Australian football referee until an injury forced him to quit. Then he made it in umpiring cricket. He made his debut as a cricket umpire in 1983 and became the first Australian umpire to be selected into the ICC Elite Umpires Panel in 2002. He continued his career as an elite umpire till 2011.

Between 1998 and 2011, He was also an international Teat umpire. Daryl Harper had a brilliant umpiring career. He officiated 94 Test matches and 174 ODIs in his career. Following a criticism in June 2011, during India-West Indies test series, Daryl Harper decided to be retired. He achieved the honorable ICC Bronze Bails Awards for umpiring 100 ODIs. He is indeed one of the best umpires in cricket.

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06. Billy Bowden

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His real name is Brent Fraser Bowden. He is commonly known as Billy Bowden. Billy was born in 1963, in Henderson, New Zealand. He made his ODI debut as an umpire in 1995 between New Zealand and Sri Lanka match. His test umpiring debut was made in 2000, between New Zealand and Australia.

Billy Bowden gloriously officiated at three ICC World Cup events and was the reserve umpire in both 2007 ICC World Cup final and 2007 World T20 Championship. Billy Bowden’s career is decorated with 184 Tests and 77 ODIs along with 21 T20 matches. He was elected into the ICC Elite Umpires Panel in 2003. In the current game of cricket, he is best known for his bizarre and unique umpiring signals.

Among them, his dancing jig while signaling sixer and his crooked index finger to give out of a batsman are most notable. Billy was awarded with the ICC Bronze Bails for conducting 100 ODIs in 2007. Billy Bowden is at the No 6 stand in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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05. Aleem Dar

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Aleem Dar is a Pakistani born umpire with the full name Aleem Sarwar Dar. He was a Pakistani first-class cricketer, before starting his career as a cricket umpire. He played cricket for Gujranwala Cricket Association, Lahore, Allied Bank of Pakistan and Pakistan railways as a right-handed batsman. Aleem Dar was also a leg break bowler. Just at the age of 30, Aleem Dar started his journey as an international cricket umpire in 2000. He managed his debut in a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Two years later in 2002, Aleem Dar was selected into the ICC Elite Umpire Panel for his outstanding performance in umpiring. He was able to win three consecutive ICC umpire of the year prize, in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He also achieved the award “Pride of Performance Award Pakistan”. In 2011 Cricket World Cup, he spent a splendid period of time while he gave 15 consecutive correct decisions that won against the DRS challenges. He has officiated a total of 159 ODIs and 87 tests in his career. He proudly made his place in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket history.

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04. Simon Taufel

Top 10 Best Umpires in Cricket World 2015, Simon Taufel
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Simon James Arthur Taufel, commonly famous as Simon Taufel was born on 21 January 1971, New South Wales, Australia. Taufel initially made his career in cricket as a fast-medium bowler and played for Cammeray Cricket Club. In 1990-91 season, he grabbed the club’s best and fairest player award as he was the leading wicket taker with lowest bowling average. But, it was a sudden unfortunate that, his bowling career was cut short because of a back injury.

As an umpire, he made his ODI debut in 1999 in an ODI match between Australia and Sri Lanka. In 2000, he stepped ito Test between Australia and West Indies match. Cricket loving people soon started considering him as one of the best ICC cricket umpires of all time in cricket history after he was awarded with five consecutive ICC Umpire of the Year between 2004-2008. Taufel officiated at 174 ODIs, 74 test matches and 34 T20 Internationals. He announced his retirement after 2012 ICC World Cup T20 final. We are very glad to put him in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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03. David Shepherd

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David Shepherd is an English umpire who was born in Bideford, Devon on 27 December, 1940. He stated his cricketing career as a first-class cricketer. He played county cricket for Gloucestershire for 14 long years as a middle order batsman. He qualified for umpiring in 1981 and made a debut as an umpire in World Cup 1983 in England. It was a match against Pakistan and Sri Lanka which was played at swansea. He made his debut umpiring in Test in 1985 Ashes series at Manchester.

A funny fact about David Shepherd was, he always raised his leg whenever any score would reach 111. He appeared in 92 Test matches and stood last of them on June 2005. Shepherd also umpired 172 ODIs including three consecutive World Cup finals in 1996, 1999 and 2003. In 2009, he died of lung cancer. This great umpire is certainly made the position in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket world.

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02. Dickie Bird

Top 10 Best Umpires in Cricket World 2015, Dickie Bird
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Harold Dennis Bird who is better known as Dickie Bird was born on April 19, 1933 in Yorkshire, England. He had a very struggling childhood. Dickie Bird was a school dropout and worked in a coal mine in his hard days. Surprisingly his first passion was football. But, after suffering an injury, he had to leave the dream. Then he began to play county cricket in his early career in Barnsley. He also played for his home, Yorkshire.

Bird made his debut in cricket umpiring at a Test match between England and New Zealand. He carried the glory to be the umpire for three consecutive Cricket World Cup finals notably in 1975, 1979 and 1983. He was officiated at 69 ODIs. He achieved officer of the Order of the British Empire award in 2012 for his outstanding contributions in cricket. In his last Test match, he was given the guard of honour by the English and Indian cricketers in 1996. Dickie Bird is the 2nd best umpire in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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01. Steve Bucknor

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Steve Bucknor was one of the most experienced and prolific umpires in the cricket world. His full name is Steve Anthony Bucknor. Bucknor was born in Jamaica, in 1946. He was a high school mathematics teacher in his early life. Initially, he was a football referee before he stepped in cricket at the age of 45. His Test umpiring debut was documented in 1989, in a match between West Indies and India. He officiated at his first ODI in the same year also between West Indies – India match.

In his outstanding career, Bucknor stood in 128 Tests along with 181 ODIs. Bucknor was awarded the Order of Jamaica in 2007 for his outstanding service in the field of sports. He also received ICC’s Bronze Bails awards for his 100 ODI standings as well as Golden Bails for 100 Test matches. This well-known ICC elite umpire announced his retirement in 2009. Steve Bucknor is the umpire we are looking for to put him in No 1 in our list of top 10 best umpires in cricket.

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Many more world renowned umpires have already retired from cricket pitch and so many are in the way of making themselves famous. Now in 2014, the ICC Elite Panel Umpires consists of Bruce Oxenford, Richard Illingworth, Aleem Dar, Ian Gould, Steve Davis, Marais Erasmus, Kumar Dharmasena, Nigel Llong, Rod Tucker, Richard Kettleborough and Paul Reiffel. The whole cricket world depends upon them. The cricket fans are always eager to see some best decisions during the adrenalin -driven matches in the upcoming ICC cricket world cup 2015.

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Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History

The list of top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history will be focused on those bowlers who took most wickets in ODI. Chronologically, they are arranged in this list. There are three players from both Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI. The list also consists two Aussies, one Proteas and only one Indian bowler with most wickets in ODI. Australian Brett Lee has the best strike rate of 29.4 balls per wicket while the Proteas pacer Shaun Pollock has the best economy rate of 3.67 runs per over. Chaminda Vaas has the best bowling figures with 8 wickets for just 19 runs whereas Pakistani swing master Waqar Younis took five-wickets total 13 times, which is most by any other bowler in the cricket history.

Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI:

The bowlers in cricket have much responsibility to take in order to win a match. The bowling side thus play a vital role in this manner. Today, we are trying to enlist the great bowlers with most wickets in ODI. Your valuable comments will be appreciable.

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So, let’s find out who is the highest wicket taker in ODI?

10. Sanath Jayasuriya (323)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Sanath Jayasuriya
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Full name: Sanath Teran Jayasuriya

Born: June 30, 1969

Birth place: Matara, Sri Lanka

Current age: 45 years 236 days

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Colombo Cricket Club, Dolphins, Asia XI, Mumbai Indians, Ruhuna, Khulna Royal Bengals, Marylebone Cricket Club, Somerset

Batting style: Left-handed bat

Bowling style: slow left-arm orthodox

Playing role: All-rounder

Sanath Jayasuriya is regarded as one of the best ODI players of all-time in cricket history. With his powerful striking and match winning performances, he played as a genuine match winner for Sri Lanka well over for two decades. Jayasuriya is the only player in the history of ODI to take more than 300 wickets and score over 12,000 runs. His all-round cricket performances awarded him the most valuable player in 1996 cricket world cup and Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named him one of five Cricketers’ of the year in 1997.

Last but not the least, Sanath Jayasuriya is at 10th place in our list of top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history with his stunning 323 wickets. The Sri Lankan all-rounder with his 323 wickets in 445 ODIs for Sri Lanka, was a key figure for them in all formats of cricket.

In June 2011, Jayasuriya retired from limited over cricket.

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9. Anil Kumble (337)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Anil Kumble
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Full name: Anil Radhakrishna Kumble

Born: October 17, 1970

Birth place: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Current age: 44 years 127 days

Major teams: India, Karnataka, Asia XI, Leicestershire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Northamptonshire, Surrey

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak Googly

Playing role: Bowler

Anil Kumble is a former captain of Indian Cricket team and an efficient right-arm leg spin bowler. In test cricket, he is the 3rd leading bowlers with most wickets with 619. The other twos are Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne.

Although, Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, rather he delivered his ball with more pace and accuracy. He was awarded as the Indian Cricketer of the Year in 1993.

Anil Kumble has taken 337 ODI wickets in 271 matches. We put him at No 9 in our list of top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history. He may be one of the three in the leading wicket takers in Test cricket, but he is not the highest wicket taker in ODI cricket.

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8. Brett Lee (380)

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Full name: Brett Lee

Nickname: Bing

Born: November 8, 1976

Birth place: Wollongong, New South Wales

Current age: 38 years 105 days

Major teams: Australia, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Otago, Wellington

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

Playing role: Bowler

Bret Lee is a former Australian cricketer and he was recognized as one of the fastest bowlers in the world cricket. Lee was also famous for his athletic fielding and lower-order batting. Brett Lee finished his Test career with 310 wickets and ODI career with 380 wickets.

He is the 8th bowler with most wickets in ODI, 380 wickets in 221 ODI matches with a bowling average of 23.36.

In January 2015, Brett Lee announced his retirement from all formats of cricket and made an end to his glorious cricketing career.

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7. Glenn McGrath (381)

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Full name: Glenn Donald McGrath

Nickname: Pigeon, Millard

Born: February 9, 1970

Current age: 45 years 12 days

Birth place: Dubbo, New South Wales

Major teams: Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Middlesex, New South Wales, Worcestershire

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast medium

Playing role: Bowler

Glenn McGrath was a key bowler for Australia and was known throughout his career for maintaining accurate line and length in bowling. He was one of the economic as well as dangerous fast bowler at his time. He holds the record of taking highest number of Test wickets as a fast bowler. In 2007 ICC World Cup, he was awarded the Man of the Tournament for his outstanding performances with the winning team.

Glenn McGrath has seized 381 wickets in 250 ODI matches with a phenomenal 22.02 bowling average. He grabs the No 7 position in our list of Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history.

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6. Shahid Afridi (393)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Shahid Afridi
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Full name: Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

Born: March 1, 1980

Birth place: Khyber Agency, Pakistan

Current age: 34 years 357 days

Major teams: Pakistan, Deccan Chargers, Dhaka Gladiators, Fly Emirates XI, Habib Bank Limited, Asia XI, Hampshire, Karachi, ICC World XI, Melbourne Renegades, South Australia

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm legbreak Googly

Playing role: All-rounder

At the age of 16, Shahid Afridi has made his debut in international cricket. Since then, he has been an integral part of the Pakistan team. He is popularly known as “Boom Boom Afridi” for his aggressive batting style. He is the former record holder of the fastest ODI century in just 37 balls.

Shahid Afridi always considers himself a better bowler than a batsman. We put him on the 6th place in our list of Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI. He is the only player in our list who has not yet retired from cricket. He picked up a total 393 wickets 391 ODI matches so far and still counting to go further ahead in this list. He has the potential to be the highest wicket taker in ODI.

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5. Shaun Pollock (393)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Shaun Pollock
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Full name: Shaun Maclean Pollock

Born: July 16, 1973

Birth place: Port Elizabeth, Cape Province

Current age: 41 years 220 days

Major teams: South Africa, Africa XI, ICC World XI, Dolphins, Durham, Mumbai Indians, Natal, Kwazulu-Natal, Warwickshire

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

Playing role: All-rounder

Shaun Pollock is a South African retired cricketer and a prolific bowling all-rounder for the team. He played as captain of the South African side from 2000-2003. With over 400 Test wickets and 393 ODI wickets, Shaun Pollock is the leading wicket taker among the South Africans.

As a fast-medium seam bowler, Shaun Pollock has the ability to bowl a quicker ball with swing and accuracy. With 393 ODI wickets in 303 matches, Shaun Pollock stays at the No 5 spot in our list of Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history.

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4. Chaminda Vaas (400)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Chaminda Vaas
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Full name: Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda Vaas

Born: January 27, 1974

Birth place: Mattumagala, Sri Lanka

Current age: 41 years 25 days

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Basnahira North, Asia XI, Colts Cricket Club, Deccan Chargers, Hampshire, Middlesex, Marylebone Cricket Club, Northaptonshire, Worcestershire

Bowling style: Left-arm fast medium

Batting style: left-handed bat

Playing role: Bowler

Chaminda Vaas is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is regarded as the best fast bowler for the country. He is considered as the most penetrative and successful new-ball bowler Sri Lanka has ever produced. He was selected for the World Test and One-day XI at 2005 ICC awards.

Vaas was able to take 400 ODI wickets in his 322 matches at 27.53 bowling average. In his best ODI bowling figure, he took 8 wickets for the cost of only 19 runs. Chaminda Vaas claims the number four place in our list of Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history.

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3. Waqar Younis (416)

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Full name: Waqar Younis Maitla

Born: November 16, 1971

Birth place: Vehari, Punjab

Current age: 43 years 97 days

Major teams: Pakistan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Surrey, Glamorgan, United Bank Ltd

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

Batting style: right-hand bat

Playing role: Bowler

Waqar Younis is widely regarded as the greatest fast bowler of all time in the history of cricket. Currently, he is coaching Pakistan National team. This Pakistani fast bowler is the youngest captain for Pakistan. His career lasted from 1989-2003. During this time, he played 87 Test matches and 262 ODIs.

He amused the cricket world with his incredible ability to reverse swing a ball at high speed. Together with another pacer Wasim Akram, he formed one of the most dangerous bowling attacks. He took 416 wickets in his one day career. For this contribution, undoubtedly, Waqar Younis marked his place at No 3 in the list of Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history.

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2. Wasim Akram (502)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Wasim Akram
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Full name: Wasim Akram

Born: June 3, 1966

Birth place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Current age: 48 years 263 days

Major teams: Pakistan, Lahore, Pakistan Automobiles Corp, Pakistan International Airlines, Hampshire, Lancashire

Bowling style: Left-arm fast

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Playing role: All-rounder

Wasim Akram was considered as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. Akram holds the most wicket taker with 881 an List A cricket. He is one of the founders and mentors for the reverse swing fast bowling. During 2003 World Cup, he marked his name as the first bowler in cricket to reach 500 milestone in ODI. He is one of the five members in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Currently, he is coaching Kolkata Knight Riders.

With 502 wickets in 356 ODI matches, the Sultan of Swing is the 2nd among the bowlers with most wickets in ODI.

Now, just scroll down to find out the highest wicket taker in ODI.

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1. Muttiah Muralitharan (534)

Top 10 Bowlers with Most Wickets in ODI Cricket History, Muttiah Muralitharan
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Full name: Muttiah Muralitharan

Born: April 17, 1972

Birth place: Kandy, Sri Lanka

Current age: 42 years 310 days

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kent, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Tamil Union Club and Athletic Club, Wellington

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Playing role: Bowler

This famous Sri Lankan bowling figure was rated the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack in 2002. After picking 800th test wickets on 22 July 2010, he decided to retire from Test.

He surpassed Wasim Akram’s ODI 500 wickets mark on 5 February, 2009 and became the highest wicket taker in ODI. The mesmerizing spin of Muralitharan dodged hundreds of batsmen and his ability to put pressure was just amazing.

Yes, Muttiah Muralitharan, with 534 wickets in 350 ODIs, he is the man in our list.

The list of Top 10 bowlers with most wickets in ODI cricket history is somehow glorified by all these great bowlers and their team contributions.

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Top 10 Batsmen with Most Sixes in ODI Cricket

The most interesting thing in cricket is to see a sixer all over the boundary line. The spectators’ loves it as well as the batsman loves it. The score board runs quicker and the two guys who really hate that show should be the bowler and the umpire in a lighter sense. To hit a six is not even a piece of cake for the batsman. The bowlers keep on challenging the batsmen with new and varied deliveries. The ball moves around, turns, swings and behaves like it wants too. It is the batsman who still has to set himself in for the delivery, find the right area, control, timing and elevation to sail the ball into the stands for a sixer.

List of Top 10 Batsmen with most sixes in ODI:

It is indeed a work of art to hit a six and the cricketers we will be discussing off are the best at doing that. Here is the list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI. To these batsmen, it’s a regulation act and they seem to be a real threat for any bowling attack.

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Let’s go across and find, who are the top batsmen with most sixes in ODI innings?

10. Adam Gilchrist, Australia: 149

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Adam Gilchrist was Australian wicket-keeper and opening hard hitter batsman. He was supposedly one-half of one of the most destructive and dominating opening pair in cricket, the Gilchrist-Hayden duo. Gilchrist loved to thrash the bowlers and hitting fours and sixes. It was like knockdowns for him. He played as an integral part in the Golden era of Australian cricket and contributed a lot in his teams’ success. He made himself an asset for the Australian team by being one of the best wicket-keepers in cricket along with his batting exploits.

Gilly appeared in 287 ODIs for Australia during his 18 long years and scored a total 149 sixes over the fence for maximums. We have started this list with this hard hitting batsman and surely he is the one among the top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI.

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9. Chris Cairns, New Zealand: 153

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Chris Cairns, the New Zealander marked his name as one of the batsmen with most number of sixes in ODI. With 153 blows, he is at the No 9 spot in our list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI. He was able to hit those sixers in his 215 ODI matches. He was a remarkable all-rounder for New Zealand team. But, Chris has been in news off late for all wrong reasons after he was subjected to allegations from ICC for involvement in match-fixing. Since then, it has been a real disgrace for this New Zealander.

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8. Ricky Ponting, Australia: 162

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Ricky Ponting is the former and one of the most successful Australian captains. He is a kind of batsman who currently holds the second position in term of accumulating runs in ODI after Sachin Tendulkar. Ricky Ponting led his team with aggressive batting style and with splendid performance at base. At the Golden period, he and his team virtually ruled the cricket world when other teams could just dream of beating Australia.

With his forceful batting, Ponting smashed 162 sixes in 375 ODIs from a substantial part of the 13,704 runs that he scored in ODI cricket. He grabs the 8th spot in our list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI.

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7. Brendon McCullum, New Zealand: 166

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Brendin McCullum, another New Zealander has emerged as a batting legend for New Zealand team. He once played triple roles of a batsman, wicket-keeper and skipper Baz was good at everything that he did. As a wicket-keeper, McCullum has one of the fastest pair of hands and with bat, he is one of the quickest. He can hit the ball with such force that the ball sometimes travels faster after the hit than what the bowler had initially bowled.

In his 234 ODI match-career, he scored 166 sixes and the counter is still ticking for more. He is the 7th batsman with most sixes in ODI in our list.

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6. MS Dhoni, India: 177

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At No 6 is the six creator of the recent era of cricket, Indian skipper MS Dhoni. He is a kind of batsman who can hammer the best ball from a best bowler. He can hit a Yorker for a six with his signature helicopter shot. MS Dhoni has to have a higher place in the list of top batsmen with most sixes in ODI. Though he is currently placing in the second half of the list with 177 sixes registered to his name in 250 ODI matches that he has played so far. Anyone can expect him at the top of the list by the time he calls it a day from ODI cricket, for the rate and ease with which he has been hitting the monster blows off late.

Dhoni initially made himself a swashbuckling and ruthless hitter of the ball, eventually turned himself a self-controlled yet volcanic batsman who has complete faith and belief in himself and quite capable to launch a massive submissive attack on his opponents when other batsmen loose nerve.

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5. Sourav Ganguly, India: 190

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It is former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who glorifies our No 5 position in the list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI. Sourav Ganguly loved hitting the ball over the boundary as much as he loved his batting. He was also regarded as the GOD of off-side by many cricket associates. Dada was a graceful batsman who relied more on his timing than power, he would dance down the wicket and loft bowlers for six over long on and long off.

There is nothing so charming than to see him down the stump and hit a massive sixer. Sourav Ganguly has hit a total 190 sixes in his 15 years ODI career for India.

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4. Sachin Tendulkar, India: 195

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If any cricketer has played 463 ODI matches for his team and stayed at the top for 24 long years, he can’t miss out any mainstream batting record. So, here is Sachin Tendulkar, at 4th place in top batsmen with most sixes in ODI list. The 5.5′ Sachin was not among the strongest batsmen rather he was a text book batsman throughout his career and taught the world that a perfect batsman doesn’t need the strongest of frames and rashest of shots to score runs in cricket.

Tendulkar with his 18,426 ODI runs has hit 195 sixes and almost all of them are the finest, nicely timed and eye soothing sight.

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3. Chris Gayle, West Indies: 211

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Chris Gayle is the name of a thunderstorm in cricket now. He is regarded as the ‘Gayle Storm’ by his fans for his hard hitting and ruthless batting style. Although the phenomenon was developed from his T20 performances, one can simply not ignore his contribution for West Indies team. The destructive opening batsman has seen the best and the worst parts of his career and by now is mature enough not to bother by anything.

When he has his weapon in his hand, it knows only one language, the language of sixes. With 211 sixes so far, Chris Gayle is at the No 3 spot in our list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI.

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2. Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka: 270

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Sanath Jayasuriya is the pioneer for the evolution and destructive batting style. Opening batting was redefined by this Sri Lankan opener. Jayasuriya just loved to rip apart the opponent bowlers when they were at their best. Missed line balls or even a ball with slightest width would receive the harshest treatment by this furious batsman. He would hit sixes at will and all over the ground.

There was no difference in the way he treated the spinners and pacers. He was always there to greet them in a similar fashion. He has hit as many as 270 sixes throughout his ODI career and is the second best in the list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI.

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1. Shahid Afridi, Pakistan: 342

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Shahid Afridi, popularly known as “Boom Boom Afridi” is the table topper in this list of top batsmen with most sixes in ODI innings. This Pakistani all-rounder in his early years of international career was a better off batsman than a bowler. For the most part of his 18 years ODI career with 389 matches, he has appeared as a biggest threat for the opponent bowlers. Afridi has the capability to swing the tide of the match on his own and in very little time. Hitting sixes is lot like a regulation for him. Afridi never takes time to get his eye in and is always right at the job.

The former record holder of fastest ODI hundred in just 37 balls, is the man we are on at top of our list. With 342 and still counting, he is the top batsman with most sixes in ODI cricket. No doubt, he is way beyond the reach of other 9 in this list of top 10 batsmen with most sixes in ODI.

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