Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, undoubtedly the most luminous star in the game of cricket, has achieved such apex of success which no one ever did. Holding the jersey no 10 he is the most dignified icon of the Indian cricket team since his beginning.
He is now worshiped as the “God of cricket”. The legacy of his cricketing skills, the performance of breaking records after records, has made him truly unbreakable and unreachable. Yes, Sachin is the greatest among greats.
Among so many memorable innings he had played, I am here to get you to know about his debut test and one day match.
Early career: the first match, THE RISING
Debut Test match:
Sachin put his footstep on the pitch of international test cricket at the age of only 16 years 205 days, the youngest ever, in 15 November 1989. The match was against Pakistan. India was playing in Karachi captained by Krishnamachari Srikkanth. Pakistan being the archrival of India, it was indeed a high voltage match.
Think about the pressure of this little boy. Who could know this little boy will become the little master someday, who could know this little boy will be the centurion of centuries. Sachin did not hit century that day. The beginning was not so promising I should say. He got out only at 15 runs. Waqar Younis was the bowler who made him bowled.
Surprisingly Waqar was playing his debut match too. Sachin had to struggle against Pakistani pacers. Sachin did not have to bat in the 2nd innings. And the match was drawn.
Toss India, who chose to field
Series 4-match series level 0-0
Test debuts SA Ankola and SR Tendulkar (India); Shahid Saeed and Waqar Younis (Pakistan)
Player of the match N Kapil Dev (India)
Umpires JH Hampshire (England) and JW Holder (England)
Wed, 15 Nov – day 1 – Pakistan 1st innings 259/4 (Javed Miandad 76*, Imran Khan 17*)
Thu, 16 Nov – day 2 – India 1st innings 157/6 (RJ Shastri 25*, N Kapil Dev 49*)
Fri, 17 Nov – day 3 – Pakistan 2nd innings 106/3 (Shoaib Mohammad 46*, Saleem Yousuf 3*)
Sat, 18 Nov – rest day
Sun, 19 Nov – day 4 – India 2nd innings 86/1 (NS Sidhu 34*, SV Manjrekar 14*)
Mon, 20 Nov – day 5 – India 2nd innings 303/3 (96 overs) – end of the match
Debut One-day international match:
Sachin, the legend of all took his duck (0) in his very 1st one day match. Could you believe that??? The morning didn’t show the day that day. This is also against Pakistan and this is also against Waqar Younis, who has to become a legend among pacers and Wasim Akram, another great, took his precious catch. India lost that match by 7 runs.
Toss India, who chose to field
Series Pakistan led the 3-match series 1-0 (1 abandoned)
ODI debuts SA Ankola, V Razdan and SR Tendulkar (India)
Player of the match Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)
Umpires Feroze Butt and Mian Mohammad Aslam
Later on, his achievement in this game is well remarked. Matches after matches he played and made him stronger. He put himself such a level which no one ever did before.
Sir Donald Bradman found himself in Sachin Tendulkar as far he stated this in his biography.
After playing 24 years for India he became the only player who has one hundred international centuries, the first one to score a double century in ODI and scored more than 30,000 runs in international cricket. He won the world cup for India in 2011 after participating six world cup consecutively. Before his announcement of retirement from ODI in October 2013 and from test 16 November 2013, he played total 664 international cricket matches scoring blistering 34357 runs.
The ashes Test is one of the prestigious tournaments in the history of cricket. This comprises a 5 match series held once in every two years between the two cricket giants, England and Australia. This tiny little trophy has a very interesting historical background. From 1877, history took its shape and became the most valued tournament in the history of world cricket.
“The affectionate remembrance of English cricket, which died at the Oval on 29 th August, 1882…the body will be cremated and the ashes taken back to Australia.”
Following winter England regained their victory in Australia tour. A group of Australian women presented an urn to the English captain Ivo Bligh which was made by either ash of a ball, a bail or a veil depending which legend you believe. Ivo Bligh married that woman who presented the urn to him filling with ashes of two balls.
In August 1926, Ivo Bligh displayed the ashes urn to the morning post in a decorative art exhibition in the central hall.
Since then the test between England and Australia has always been regarded as The Ashes. The ownership is given to that team whichever gains the outright victory.
In recent years a replica is given to the winning captain instead of the original. Its because the original urn of ashes was kept by the widow of Ivo Bligh following his death in 1927.
So far Australia has won 32 series and England 31 with the drawn of 5 series. Australia is the most successful in Ashes. Sir Donald Bradman is the leading run-scorer with 5028 runs and Australian leg spinner Shane Warne is the leading wicket-taker grabbing 195 wickets.
The traditional urn given to the winning team attracted not only the cricket-loving people but to the world sport. It is, in fact, the smallest trophy ever made for any kind of game. The ashes tradition put so many influences on the development of cricket. This will remain a milestone in cricket history both in the traditional and cultural background.
Here you can find all the reports and scorecards of the latest Ashes series in 2019.
Athletes always perform their best in the ground in order to make the moment most memorable in the history of sports. But the most important part of sports is the sports fans, the people who watch the game. Fans from all kind of sports are those who use to add their life to the matches and cheers with energy and enthusiasm. Some sports fans only afford to watch the game in front of TV. On the other hand, others make it to the stadiums to watch the game live. The fans usually watch the game wearing their favorite teams’ jerseys and wigs, as well as screaming and crying for their favorite players in the ground.
Our Sporty Ghost team has made an initiative to focus on the top 10 sports leagues in the world. You have to just scroll down to see the most watched league in the world. So, be ready and brace yourself.
Apart from the international sports events, these sports leagues across the world have earned so much popularity among the sports fans. Also, all these top leagues in the world ensure a healthy income to the athletes. If you read our highest paid athletes 2015, you will know details about how rich these players are!
10. Big Bash League:
The KFC Big Bash League is an Australian T20 Cricket Tournament. The tournament firstly commenced in 2011. The cricket tournament is participated by the domestic teams in Australia. The Big Bash currently replaced the previous one, the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash. The league features only the city-based franchises instead of state teams, which had previously participated in this huge tournament. The top two teams in the Big Bash league will qualify to take part in the Champions League T20.
The Big Bash is considered as one of the elite cricket tournament in Australia. Currently eight teams participate in Big Bash League and a single season of this league consists of a total 35 matches. The Big Bash League is certainly one of the top 10 sports leagues in the world. In the last 2014/15 of Big Bash there was a total of 825,657 attendance watching this sports event all over the world.
Canadian Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in Canada. The CFL remains at 9th place in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. It the highest level of competition in Canadian Football, which is a form of gridiron football and closely related to American Football. The league is consists of nine teams, which are located in nine separate cities across Canada. The teams are divided into two divisions, West Division with five teams and East Division with four teams. Canadian Football League is a 20-week regular season sports event, which traditionally starts from late June to early November.
The CFL was officially established in 1958 and became the second oldest professional gridiron football league in North America. The league is also played at the amateur level such as the Quebec Junior Football League, the Canadian Junior Football League and assorted senior leagues.
Nippon professional Baseball competition is the highest level of baseball tournament in Japan. The game is also referred to as ‘Japanese baseball’. The league first started in 1934 organized by Greater Japan Tokyo Baseball Club. NPB was formed later on in 1950.
Nippon professional baseball league is consisted of two six-team circuits, divided into the central league and the Pacific League. The winning teams from the two leagues compete in the Championship series of NPB.
Nippon baseball league is at No. 8 position in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. Japanese Prime minister Shinzo Abe took the initiative of expanding NPB to 16 total teams. The goal is to energize country’s regional economy by receiving the new teams.
Indian super league is one of the top-tier Indian football leagues, while the other being the I-League. The league was founded in 2013 featuring eight franchise teams all around India. The football tournament runs from October to December, with a final series in order to determine the champions. Indian Super League stands at No. 7 in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.
The Indian Super League, ISL operates along the lines of T20 league, IPL and Major League Soccer in USA. The specialty of ISL is that, the league does not use the promotion and relegation system unlike the majority of the football leagues in the world. The league’s inaugural season started on 12 October, 2014, which was the 4th highest sports league in the history in terms of attendance.
La Liga or the officially named Liga BBVA is the top professional football league in Spain. The league consists of 20 teams. However, a total of 60 teams have competed in La Liga, nine of which have been crowned as champions. Since the early 50s, it was only Real Madrid and Barcelona who dominated the championship. Real Madrid won the La Liga title 32 times while Barcelona took it for a total of 22 times. All over the world, La Liga is one of the most watched football leagues among the fans. La Liga makes its way at No. 6 in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.
La Liga is considered as one of the strongest football leagues in Europe over the past five years. La Liga clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League titles (14) and Real Madrid being the most successful club with 10 titles in the Champions League. With an average attendance of 30,275 for the league matches, it is one of the most popular football leagues in the world.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball league which is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America. The baseball league also manages the international world baseball classic tournament too. MLB is consisting of 30 teams, 29 from the United States and 1 from Canada. The baseball teams play a total 162 games each season of MLB. Five top teams advance to a four-round postseason tournament that ends up in the world series. The baseball games are aired throughout North America as well as the whole world across. It has the highest season attendance of any sports league with more than 74 million viewers worldwide.
Major League Baseball has marked its step at No. 5 in the list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.
Australian Football League is the highest level of professional football competition in Australian football. As the sport’s governing body, the AFL is responsible for making the law of the game. Previously, the Australian league was founded as the Victorian Football League (VFL), which had its inaugural season commenced in 1897.
Currently, the league consists of 18 teams from the five states of Australia, with every state apart from one having at least two teams at the league. The football matches have been played in all mainland states of Australia as well as in New Zealand. Australian football league is such a popular sports event that it stands at No. 4 in the list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. The AFL currently is composed of a pre-season tournament, which starts during the Australian winter. The top eight AFL teams then play off in a four-round final series and ultimately ends up in the AFL Grand Final. The final match is held at Melbourne Cricket Ground each year. The winning team is awarded the premiership cup.
English premier league is the England’s primary football competition and is contested by top 20 English football clubs. The selection operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the football leagues. In addition, the Wales clubs can also compete in this tournament. The premier league season runs from August to May, with each team playing 38 matches and totaling 380 matches in the entire English Premier League. Officially, English Premier League is also known as Barclays Premier League, due to its current sponsorship by the Barclays Bank.
English premier league is one of the most watched football leagues in the world, broadcasting in 212 territories to 643 million homes and 4.7 billion TV audiences. English Premier League ranks at No. 3 in the list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. In the 2010-11 season of EPL, the average match attendance was 35,363, which is the second highest of any professional football league behind German Bundesliga. Manchester United won the English Premier league title for a record 13 times and Manchester City being the last title winner.
Bundesliga is a German professional football league with the highest average stadium attendance across the world. Bundesliga is Germany’s primary football competition and is very popular worldwide. This German league is contested by 18 football clubs and the tournament is operated on a system of promotion and relegation. The Bundesliga season usually starts from August to May. All Bundesliga football clubs qualify for the another major tournament, DFB-Pokal and the winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.
German Bundesliga is placed at second position in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world. The Bundesliga was established in 1962 and the first season started on 1963. Since its founding, a total of 53 clubs have been participated in this league. Bundesliga is currently ranking 3rd in Europe based on recent European soccer performances. The average 45,134 fans per game during 2011/12 Bundesliga season, has earned the 2nd highest attendance of any sports leagues in the world. The football was also broadcasted over 200 countries worldwide.
The professional American football league, NFL is considered as the most popular American sports. A total of 32 teams are participated in NFL and are divided equally between the American Football conference and National Football Conference. The tournament is a regular 17-week season starts from the week after Labor Day to the week after Christmas.
Initially NFL was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association. The National Football League agreed to merge with the American Football League in 1966. Today, the NFL has become the most watched sports league in the world. It is one of the biggest sports events in the world. The Green Bay Packers is the most successful NFL team with 13 titles, while Pittsburgh Steelers is the most Super Bowl Champion with six titles.
National Football League is at No. 1 in our list of top 10 sports leagues in the world.
The sports fans always play a vital role in developing sports across the world. The game itself shows its color and beauty to the world by the performing sportsmen. The popularity of sports are spreading fast for these kind of sports leagues which hold everyone’s eye for 12 months around and 24 hours a day..
Youth is the best time to cherish a dream. If someone wants to be a sportsman, it is the perfect time to show the potential. Sports are best performed by the youngsters. They have the exact fitness and flexibility to perform their best in this regard. This is the main reason to find the talented youngsters in the schools and colleges all around the world. Most of the colleges around the world have their sports team as a part of their co-curricular activities. There are many colleges which are more known for their sports teams to the world. Although, some sports are not so popular at the college level, while some other specific sports have gained huge popularity among the youths.
Here we enlisted the Top 10 most popular college sports in the world. Let’s have a look at the top 10 list which hopefully remind you your college life.
10 Most Popular College Sports in the World:
10. Track and Field
Track and field is a kind of sport that includes many different events. The game involves the competition of individual young athletes in separate events along with the combined one. The United States is well known for hosting different disciplines of track and field for both male and female at the school level. Sponsored by many famous schools, United States has become the home of track and field.
Most of the US schools sent their students in this mega sports event from middle school level through college and feature in a track and field team. USA offers a stunning development in creating big talents through high school track and field. Many US athletes try to build themselves to the Olympic standards from the high school level. The national event of track and field is just the selection process to find the best.
Table tennis is a widely popular indoor sport especially in the South-East Asian countries. In fact it is the no. 9 in our list of top 10 most popular college sports in the world. Countries like China, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore etc. practice table tennis at the high school level. This may be the main reason behind their success in the big events like Olympic Games. Table tennis has been a part of Olympic since 1988 and it is governed by the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation).
The table tennis association was formed in Britain in 1921 and in 1926, it was renamed as International Table Tennis Federation. In United States, the table tennis association was founded in 1933. Besides Olympics, there are several professional table tennis competitions at club levels, like the national league of countries such as China, France, Germany, Austria and Belgium as well as international club team table tennis championships.
Volleyball is a notably popular sport in Unites States both at the college and University levels. Volleyball stands at no. 8 spot in our list of top 10 most popular college sports in the world. Most of the Olympic sports offer both sexes to be participated. However, volleyball would be the only sport which is dramatically promoted as female’s game. In the 2013/14 academic year, there were 1064 NCAA volleyball member schools, of which 329 were selected in top level Division I.
NCAA also sponsors volleyball for women at the University level. There were around 16,647 participants across all three divisions in NCAA. There are about 109 schools offering varsity volleyball for men in all three divisions. On the other hand, beach volleyball is gaining popularity day by day, too. In 2012, beach volleyball is sanctioned along with college volleyball in United States for the first time.
Tennis is a kind of racquet sport which is played between two single player and two teams consisting two players each. Although, it is not a popular sport in Olympic, the game is played at different levels of society by millions of youngsters as a mere source of excitement. There are four Grand Slams in tennis which are widely popular around the world. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) conducts a junior tour to let the young players establish a world ranking as well ATP or WTA tennis ranking.
Most of the young tennis players enter into the big tournaments through ITF. Some reached the ATP tour directly from junior tour. The ITF facilitates the colleges to grow such potentials in many different ways. Tennis is gradually becoming one of the most popular college sports in the world nowadays.
Ice hockey is one of the most popular winter sports in the world. The major professional Ice hockey league in North America is known as the NHL. The NHL may not be as popular as NFL or NBA, it is one of the most popular college sports in the world. The followers of this game is gradually increasing at the college level. Junior Ice hockey league in Canada plays a huge impact in developing players for NHL.
The Frozen Four is the most renowned college Ice Hockey tournament at the national level. The game is mainly played in the Northeastern and upper Midwestern of USA and most of the part of Canada.
Baseball is the most popular participatory sports in USA. Major League Baseball is the highest level of baseball competition in America. The junior baseball serves mainly as a development system to inspire the young generation. Every American University has its own baseball teams.
The recent stars developed their skill and proved themselves from their very beginning of varsity levels. There are also collegiate summer baseball leagues, taking place in every towns in America. The game has become one of the most popular college sports in the world.
Cricket is the most popular game especially in the commonwealth countries. The sport has gained its popularity at the college and varsity level. The most schools and colleges in England have their cricket teams. Even in India, the game is well played at the school and college level. The Ranji trophy has become a vital stage for the Indian youngsters.
Great cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar all started their cricket career at the college level and we all know what they did for India later. So, it is really inspiring for the young fellas to follow them and developed themselves as cricketers.
College soccer is the most popular sport in US as well as in European countries. The institutions hire full time professional staffs and coaches to teach the students. There are many collegiate soccer associations in US, namely NAIA, NCAA, USCAA, NCCAA etc.
The professional US soccer clubs use to hire talented players after the NCAA college season. Thus the college students get the chance to enter the national level. Soccer is indeed one of the most popular college sports in the world.
In the recent times, a statistic showed that, around 26 million American are playing basketball since its invention in 1891. Basketball is a popular college game in United States. The professional American basketball league is known as NBA. Various basketball competitions at high school and college level are becoming very much important for the young players.
Every year in March, a 68-college basketball team- tournament is organized called March Madness. The competition decides the NCAA Division I Men’s college basketball championship. Most of the high schools in different states of US declare champions and also harvest a huge fans surrounding the game.
American football is simply known as Football in USA. It the most played sport at the school and college levels in United States. The game has been ranked as no 1 in our list of top 10 most popular college sports in the world. American Football has a greatest number of participants at the college levels. The highest national football competition is named NFL (National Football League).
During the fall months in American colleges, the sport gather a millions of fans especially on Friday and Saturday. The fans and the alumni use to very passionate about their own college teams. American football has truly put a great impact in United States’ young society and it is a true sign of their sports development.
Sports clubs are kind of organizations of athletic members who participate in the various sports leagues in the world. These are one of the largest commercial networks which are consisting of popular professional players who represent their particular clubs in popular sports leagues and have a huge viewership throughout the world. Signing the top players cost these clubs a huge amount of money every year. The eminent clubs are always willing to take the risk as they all know that with the popular names associated with them, people will watch the game with much more interest. As a result, all these renowned sports clubs earn a great deal of money.
Today, Sporty Ghost brings to you the list of Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners. Not necessarily, all they had to be sportsmen to be an owner of a sport club, majority of them are high business tycoons. In fact, all of them are not only sports fan but also some intelligent money investors.
Top 10 Richest Sports Club Owners in the World
10. Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis is a British businessman who currently owns the English professional football club, Tottenham Hotspur of English Premier League. He is a billionaire with an estimated wealth of $4.2 billion. Joe Lewis is enlisted as the ninth wealthiest person in United Kingdom, according to Forbes. He has established himself as a currency trader back in 1980s and 1990s. He currently lives in Bahamas as a tax exile.
But still, he is an active FX trader. The event, Black Wednesday was thought to be the main reason behind Joe Lewis’s incredible source money. Currently, he is in a process of opening a multi-building center for medical science near Orlando, this year.
9. Micky Arison
Micky Arison, an Israeli-born American businessman who is currently the owner of NBA’s Miami Heat. Micky is acting as the chairman of Carnival Corporation, which is the largest cruise operator of the world. He was also the CEO of this company, from 1979 to 2013, and then replaced by Arnold W. Donald, who also had served the company for 12 years. Ted Arison, the son of Micky Arison, is the co-founder of Carnival Corporation.
Micky Arison owns two 200 feet long yachts, which have been his home for many years. Likewise, many other big bosses in the world, Micky was also a drop out from University of Miami. He is the 169th wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes in 2011, with the estimated $5.9 billion money into his account. Micky Arison’s trump card LeBron James is one of the highest paid athletes in the recent time in sports.
8. Richard DeVos
Richard DeVos is the 60th wealthiest person in the United States and 205th in the world, according to the Forbes’ list in 2012. With a net worth of around $5 billion, Richard DeVos is the owner of Orlando Magic in NBA. The American businessman ranks 8th in our list of top 10 richest sports clubs owners in the world. Along with Jay Van Andel, he is the co-founder of Amway group. It is a multi-purpose American company, which provides the daily dose of American lifestyle.
7. Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi, the media tycoon and an Italian politician, who served three times as Italian Prime Minister. As a member of our top 10 richest sports club owners in the world, Berlusconi owns the Italian Serie A football club, AC Milan. Forbes ranked him the 141th richest man in the world in 2015, while his net worth was estimated $8.0 billion. For his powerful gesture in all around Italy, he was nicknamed as “The Knight”.
He is also the 12th powerful man in the world, according to Forbes in 2009. However, irrespective of his political power, Silvio Berlusconi is currently facing some allegations due to tax fraud and sexual harassment.
6. Philip Anschutz
Philip Anschutz is an American entrepreneur, who bought out his father’s drilling company in 1961. The American business tycoon is the co-founder of Major League Soccer in United States. He also owns multiple teams, like Chicago fire, Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes. He also showed his influence in NBA by owning Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Kings.
In 2014, Forbes magazine enlisted his name as the 38th richest person in the United States with an estimated wealth of $11 billion. He stays at no 6 in the list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world.
5. Roman Abramovich
A Russian businessman, investor and politician, Roman Abramovich is the current owner of the English Premier League club, Chelsea. He raised a Private investment company named Millhouse LLC, which deals with multiple assets like Russian Aluminum, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, and Russian Oil companies (Gazprom Neft) etc. in 2015, Roman Abramovich has gathered an estimated wealth of around 9.1 billion, which makes him the 12th richest man in Russia. However, the Chelsea owner has gone through some difficult time when he deliberately fired the manager Andre Villas-Boas.
4. Mikhail Prokhorov
He is a Russian politician, a multi-billionaire and the current owner of NBA team, Brooklyn Nets. He completed his graduation from Moscow Finance Institute. Afterwards, he worked in the financial sector and subsequently, with hardship attained the success of being such a rich man. The metal man was better known for his Norilsk Nickel, which is the world’s largest nickel and palladium producer.
He also owned the largest Gold producing company in Russia, named Polyus Gold. He was a candidate in Russian Presidential election in 2012, where he turned third by getting 7.94% of total vote. With the estimated net wealth of $10.9 billion, Mikhail Prokhorov is the no. 4 in our list of top 10 richest ports club owners in the world.
3. Paul Allen
Paul Allen is a famous Microsoft guy, who is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation along with Bill Gates. He is also a philanthropist, an investor and over all a sports lover. He is the current owner of American professional NBA basketball team Portland Trail Blazers. He also owns a football team, Seattle Seahawks in NFL. Currently, he has marked his name as the 51th richest man in the world with the net worth of $17.5 billion.
As an investor, he has invested millions of dollars into technology companies. He is the founder of Vulcan Inc., which main task is to manage his various business and maintain the philanthropic efforts all around the world.
2. Rinat Akhmetov
Rinat Akhmetov is a Ukrainian business tycoon and is the founder and President of System Capital Management (SCM). In 2015, he was ranked as the 216th wealthiest man in the planet, who has an estimated wealth of 6.5 billion. He is the current owner and President of Ukrainian football club, Shakhtar Donetsk.
During the 2014 Russia-Ukraine pro-conflict, Rinat Akhmetov was said to be the principal financial backer for the militants in Donetsk. But, his role was questionable in this regard. However, his football team, FC Shakhtar Donetsk became the first ever as a Ukrainian team to achieve the UEFA Champions League title in 2009.
1. Mukesh Ambani
An Indian business tycoon and the managing director of Reliance Industries Limited, Mukesh Ambani, is the current owner of Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians. He was the 36th most powerful person in the world, according to the Forbes list in 2014. In 2013, he was the richest man in India and second richest man in Asia. He is the 19th richest man in the world with the personal net worth of 23.6 billion.
Mukesh Ambani is also the top man in our list of top 10 richest sports club owners in the world. He has been the richest person of India for six years in a row. He is currently chairpersoning the Board of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, a leading business school in India.
All these multi-billionaires have one thing in common. They all love sports and like to invest in sports. After all, sports is a good business to invest in. The business can draw a huge profit with its increasing height of popularity. The media coverage, the players, the viewers, all play a vital role in this regard. Some people just want to enjoy the game. Hope, you and I, are among this category.
In the wake of tragedy, sports always act as a palliative by giving us excitement and pleasure. It provides us a much needed distraction, but we often tend to forget the dark side of sports. The disasters in sport can take severely ugly forms ranging from miniature riot to excruciating physical damage with mass death. The second anniversary of Boston Marathon bombing has just passed with another anniversary in May 4 of 1949 Superga air accident which claimed the lives of the whole Turin professional soccer team, tragically known as Il Grande Torino.
We have enlisted the top 10 worst sports disasters in the world. All of these incidents are well remarkable in the history of sports. The departed souls will be remembered forever as long as the disaster marks it’s place in the history.
The sport disaster took place on 28th February, 1918. The Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, China was engulfed in an enormous fire which claimed as many as 570 people. Just a few seconds after the fire broke out, the large areas of racecourse stands and booths were collapsed. The exit root became blocked and many people were trapped inside the fire. It was supposedly the main reason of that much of death toll. However, the exact number of deaths was never known as a huge number of people were burnt with such intensity that only remnants were found in the incident place.
The exact origin of the catastrophe is still unknown. But, it was suspected that people engaged in preparing meals on cooking ranges in the sheds nearby must be accidentally caught fire and resulted in one of the worst sports disasters in the world.
21 September, 1991, was remembered as a Black Day in the history of British Boxing. The incident took place, when a rematch was taken place between an admirable English boxer, Michael Watson and the unpopular Chris Eubank. Notably, Watson lost the super middleweight title earlier that year to Eubank. As the people demanded, three months later, the rematch was held. The boxing match was going fair and fine until 11th round and Watson was visibly outscoring Eubank. Then, suddenly something went wrong and Watson started falling back taking blow after blow onto his face. As the game progressed into the 12th round, poor Watson walked straight into Eubank’s punch several times and eventually he could hardly lift his gloved hands. The match referee finally called for a stop smelling the trouble, but that didn’t restrain Watson collapsing in the ring.
After going through 6 major brain surgeries and 40 days of coma, Michael Watson became the survivor of that fatal incident. Later, he sued the British Boxing Board for lack of proper immediate medications. He ultimately won the damage compensation of £1 million.
The cricket world became speechless on 1 June 2002, when South Africa former captain Hansie Cronje died in a plane crash near George airport along with two pilots. However, two years before the accident, Hansie was accused for match fixing conspiracy. After a subsequent enquiry by the King Commission, he got himself banned for life from all kinds of cricketing activity. The plane crash following the banishment immediately sparked off the conspiracy theories. The plane crash may have been pre-ordained to eliminate Hansie Cronje, who could be a threat for some high-profile people involved in that match fixing. The exact truth is still unknown to the cricket-loving people.
The death of Hansie Cronje is still a mystery, yet more unfortunate than anyone in the cricket. It has been ranked at no. 8 in the list of top 10 worst sports disasters in the world.
On 29 May, 1985, the fans of Juventus and Liverpool-the two biggest clubs in Europe-went literally at war during the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium. The escaping Juventus fans were pressed against a collapsing wall by the Liverpool hooligans, before the start of the game. Around 39 people were reportedly dead and over 600 were injured in that disaster.
Following Heysel Stadium tragedy, all English football clubs were placed under an indefinite ban by UEFA from all European tournaments (lifted in 1990-91), while Liverpool was excluded for an additional three years banishment. The sports disaster was described as “The darkest hour in the UEFA competitions’history”.
A football match was emerged as a tragedy when a Ghana league game between ‘Asante Kotoko’ and ‘Hearts of Oak’ ended into a bloodshed on 9 May, 2001. The home side Hearts of Oak scored two late goals and claimed their victory by 2-1. The troubles was anticipated and extra security measures were ensured accordingly. But the disappointed Kotoko fans started to throw plastic chairs and bottles onto the pitch after the match. Police was to fire the tear gas in order to control the situation, but panic ensued among the people and resulted in death of 127 people due to compressive asphyxia.
After the official investigation, the Accra police department was blamed for over-reacting with indiscriminate firing of plastic bullets and tear gas. Some dishonest officers were also accused and punished accordingly.
The Surinam Airways Flight 764 was departed from Amsterdam to Paramaribo on June 6, 1989 carrying 187 passengers, including a group of Dutch Surinam footballers known as “The Colourful 11”. At the moment of landing, the no. 2 engine of the plane stuck a tree at the height of approximately 25 meters above the ground. When the right wing of the plane stuck another tree, the plane began to roll and impact the ground. 176 passengers were incidentally dead including the the colourful 11 in that aircraft disaster.
Footballers like, Ruud Gullit, Aron Winter, Frank Rijkaard, Bryan Roy, and Regi Blinker were luckily denied permission to travel in that flight. These Dutch footballers survived the disaster by the grace of God.
4. Kurt Jenson and Others, the curse of Doping, 1960—
It was even before the Lance Armstrong incident. The illegal use of performance enhancing drugs had brought an enormous dishonor to the cycling world. Kurt Jansen, a Danish cyclist was accused of illegal doping back in 1960 Rome summer Olympics. The accusation came, when he suddenly collapsed to the ground due to an amphetamine overdose. The sports world was shocked again when the doping incidents came into lime light in 2003. Eight eminent cyclist aged between 16-34 years died of heart attack within the 13 months time span. Thorough investigations found that the EPO drug being the culprit behind all these deaths.
Ayrton Senna was considered one of the most successful Formula One drivers in the sports world. Thus, the death of Ayrton Senna was the saddest moment people could ever imagine. It was the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix where Senna lost his control of his car while turning a corner. He crashed into a sidewall after skidding off the race track. Ayrton Senna hurt his head in that fatal race accident, when a piece tie rod penetrated his helmet visor just above the right eye. Senna died due to fatal brain injuries and ruptured temporal artery. The death of Ayrton Senna was probably the greatest lose in the Formula One’s history ever. The tragic event is inducted in our list of top 10 worst sports disasters in the world.
The 1972 Munich Olympic tragedy will never be forgotten by the world and pray such disaster never occurs again. A group of Palestinian terrorist named “Black September” took 11 Israeli athletes into hostage demanding the release of 234 criminals detained in Israeli jails. The terrorists named the attack as ‘Biram’ and ‘Iqrit’ (after two villages). A rescue attempt was initiated instantly which was failed disastrously, leaving all 11 Israeli athletes, 1 German police officer and 5 of the terrorists dead.
Later, the Israeli government launched two major military operations namely, “Operation Spring of Youth” and “Operation Wrath of God” to hunt down and kill the rest of the terrorists involving the Munich Olympic massacre.
The tragedy took place on 4 May, 1949. The Torino AC football team along with their coaching staff, sports journalists and plane crew were returning from a friendly match. The Fiat G.212 aircraft of Italian airlines lost its control during landing and crashed into the retaining wall at the back of the Basilica of Superga. All 31 people on board were reportedly dead. The day of May 4th is still remembered as “the day when Italian football died”. On the funeral day, nearly a million people took to the streets of Turin and gave a final farewell to the players. The following year, the Italian national team traveled to Brazil by ship to join 1950 FIFA World Cup.
The disaster shook the Italian national team as the 10 of the dead Torino players were playing on the national side. It took Torino as long as 27 years to overcome the damage. The Superga Tragedy is undoubtedly the worst sport disaster in the world. We all pray to God to rest their souls in peace.
ICC Cricket World Cup is a one day international (ODI) tournament in men’s cricket which is organized by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC Cricket World Cup has taken place every four years since its beginning in 1975 in England. Since then, the number of participated teams and number of matches have increased. However, ICC declared an interest in reducing the format of the game following criticism of ICC World Cup 2007.
ICC World Cup 2015: The mega-event of cricket
The World Cup Cricket is the flagship event of international cricket calendar. The tournament takes place every four years, with matches contested in a 50 -over cricket format.
The 2015 edition of ICC World Cup cricket will be the 11th of this tournament. This mega event will be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Previously in 1992, the two countries combined to jointly host this gigantic event of world cricket.
ICC World Cup is one of the world’s largest international sports tournaments. In World Cup 2015, there will be 14 teams competing each other. This event of cricket will be engaging one fifth of the world’s population with expected television audience of more than a billion.
There have been a total of ten world cups since its beginning in 1975. Out of this ten tournaments, Australia has emerged as the most successful World Cup team ever in the history. Australians have won the elusive trophy 4 times, next in line are India and West Indies who have won it twice. Sri Lanka and Pakistan won the trophy only once. India, the last defending champion in 2011, will enter the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia in the hope for retaining their title and become the second most successful ODI team in the World Cup history after Australia.
There is a wise saying that, records are made to be broken. For this, several players and teams will be trying to fulfil their dreams of lifting the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy and giving the best performance ever. So, Sporty Ghost brings to you the list of ICC World Cup records that have been set so far.
The Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is the most successful batsman in all the ICC cricket World Cups ever held. With 2278 runs in 45 world cup matches, Sachin is the highest runs getter. Australia captain Ricky Ponting is at second place while the West Indian Brian Lara being the third with the average of 45.86 and 42.24 respectively. There is hardly anyone recently in the line who is going to challenge these great batsmen. So sadly in this 2015 ICC World Cup, we will not be able to see anyone breaking Sachin’s record. It will certainly take some time.
Highest Individual Score
South African left handed batsman Gary Kirsten has the highest individual score in world cup, which is 188 not out against UAE. There are few promising batsmen, who can be a threat to this record. South African skipper AB de Villiers, the record holder of fastest ODI century will be a threat indeed. However, batsmen like Tilkaratne Dilshan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli will not just sit down and watch. Well as this record is open to all, every batsmen dreams of breaking this record.
Most Successful Bowler
Australian bowler Glen McGrath is still the most successful bowler in the history of World Cup. McGrath grabbed 71 wickets at an economy rate of 3.97. Muttaih Muralidharan of Sri Lanka and Wasim Akram of Pakistan are the next most successful world cup bowlers respectively. In this ICC World Cup 2015, everyone’s eye will be on Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga who will still playing in the world cup and he can challenge the record of highest wicket takers in World Cup cricket. Otherwise, this record will be there for a long haul.
Best Bowling Figures
Again Australian Glen McGrath holds the best bowling figures in any ICC World Cups. He got 7 wickets in 7 overs giving away only 15 runs in a world cup match against Namibia. The record can still be broken and awaits a new leader.
Australian captain Ricky Ponting is by far the best fielder in the world cup history. He holds the record of most number of catches in world cups that is, 28 catches in 46 world cup matches. The next two cricketers in this line are Sanath Jayasuria and Chris Cairns of New Zealand respectively. This record will also be staying to Ponting’s hand for a long time since there is no player in the top 20 who could challenge Ricky Ponting’s record.
Nowadays Cricket has become one of the most-watched and favorite games in the world. Particularly, this game is well-developed in the Indian subcontinent, Australia and England. If you love to play or watch cricket, you may want to know who is on the list of top 10 richest cricketers in the world.
Let’s check the below list to know about the top 10 richest cricketers.
List of top 10 Richest Cricketers in the World:
Let’s count down from 10 to 1. It will increase the excitement to know, who is the richest!
10) Andrew Flintoff
Net income:$15.6 million
Andrew Flintoff is retired, but one of the richest cricketer in the world. In his heyday, he was considered the world’s greatest all-rounders. He has accumulated about $15 million, when he was playing for England, Chennai Super Kings (Indian Premier League Team), and Lancashire club. He had to retire from the England Cricket Team due to a knee injury.
Flintoff has earned most from the endorsement with Puma, Barclays Capital, Red Bull, Shell, and many others. Now, he is a professional boxer and a broadcaster.
9) Michael Clarke
Net income:$16 million
One of the richest cricketers in the world. His total asset is worth $16 Million. He is one of the leading cricketers in the Australian Cricket Team, who earns $4.9 Million every year by playing games and endorsing Gillette, Bonds and Spartan Sports.
Michael Clarke is a middle-order batsman, who is also affectionately called in the cricket field as “Clarkey”, “Pup”, or “Nemo”.
8) Rahul Dravid
Net income: $31 million
Rahul Dravid is one of the richest cricketers, who retired from the Indian Cricket Team in 2011. He is considered as one of the greatest batsmen in the world’s cricket history. He was playing for Indian Team for more than two decades.
Most of his income comes from games and endorsement to Famous brands like Pepsi, Gillette, and Reebok.
7) Yuvraj Singh
Net income:35.5 million
Yuvraj Singh, born in a movie star and bowler family, whose estimated net income is about $35.5 million. He is playing in the Indian National Cricket Team as an all-rounder. He with his team has won the 2007 World’s Twenty20 Cup and 2011 ICC World Cup.
There are quite a few cricketer names in the $50 million club. Shane Warne is the name that should be placed in the list of all-time greatest spin bowlers in cricket. He is one of the most famous cricketers who played for the Australia Cricket Team.
Warne was considered as the best spin blowers in the history of the cricket game. Currently, a major portion of his income comes from poker games. Also, he is now a famous commentator.
5) Sourav Ganguly
Net income: $55.5 million
Sourav Ganguly is called the “Prince of Calcutta”. He inherited lots of his ancestral wealth as his father was a successful businessman in the print business. Former captain of the Indian Cricket Team has now been elected as the BCCI president in 2019.
Saurav’s estimated net income is $55.5 million. While he was a part of the Indian Cricket Team, he has endorsed Pepsi and Puma. He had also experienced as a commentator for some time.
4) Ricky Ponting
Net income:$65 million
Ricky Ponting is, in fact, one of the richest and famous athletes in Australia, whose estimated net wealth is $65 million. He has earned most of his wealth when he was playing as a professional cricketer in the Australia Cricket Team.
Ponting pocketed most of the records than any other Cricketer in Australian history. Also, he wins most of the games as a captain. he can be considered the arguably best captain in the cricket world.
3) Virat Kohli
Net income:$92 million
This middle-order batsmen of the ‘Indian National Cricket Team’ have set his name on the 3rd among the top 10 richest cricketers in the world. He is the most abrasive player in the India National Team, whose net income is about $92 million. He came into the spotlight when he had scored 90 runs against Karnataka to save the Delhi from follow on.
Virat Kohli became the richest cricketer by gathering $7.1 million in his banks every year. He is the current captain for every formats in the Indian Cricket Team. The majority of his incomes come from his games and endorsements with Nike, Toyota, and PepsiCo.
Sachin has played more than two decades for the Indian National Cricket Team. The best batsman living on earth has endorsement deals with the Adidas, Royal Bank of Scotland and Adidas.
1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Net income:$150 million
Dhoni is considered the number one gem in the Indian Cricket Team whose net income is $150 million. According to ‘Forbes Magazine’ Mahendra earns about $26.5 million every year. His incomes come from playing cricket and endorsements with Pepsi, Reebok, and United Breweries Group.
Dhoni is undoubtedly the richest cricketer still in the world 2019, and also the best captain of the Indian Cricket Team as well as the whole cricketing world.
Bottom Line: If you give it a close look, you will discover most of the richest cricketers in the world are from India! Though this is quite strange, however, it does not matter at all for which country they play, all of the cricketers are the resources of the Cricket world.
Cricket is merely the gentlemen’s game and the cricketers are extremely meticulous about everything in the game of cricket. Everything means from the regulations of the game to the kits used by the cricket players. There are many important things at playing cricket when it comes to the best of performance. While the cricketing skill and rigorous practice of the player is significant, the sports gears that he uses also have a very important role to play.
A ball and a bat play as the key components in the game of cricket. Every batsman, based on his playing style and physical standards and his strength choose a cricket bat that best fits his requirement. Most of the greatest batsmen in the world always rise up their bats to show their achievements. The scene is a symbolic and the most desired in the world of cricket. For the cricketers, bats are like sword that is used to win the war. Cricket becomes more exciting game for the best cricketers with their best cricket bats.
As sports fans, we hardly ever pay our attention to this mandatory tool in cricket. There are different kinds of sports bats in the world. We have made a list of top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World.
Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World:
Today Sporty Ghost is posting the list of Top 10 Best Cricket Bats in the World. A lot of research have done by our team. Some of them are very cheap cricket bats, some have valuable and expensive cricket bat stickers. Eventually, on the basis of their specification and recommendation of successful batsmen, we have found the top 10 best cricket bats in the world. The burning question of you would be, among them what is the best cricket bat? You have to just scroll down to find the answer.
So, let’s find out, which one is the best cricket bat in the world?
10. Spartan CG Authority:
We put Spartan CG Authority at No 10 in our list as it is one of the best cricket bats used by players from around the world. It is specially designed for the batsmen to play with power. Spartan is the bat of choice for the mightiest stroke makers to handle even the most explosive power in playing cricket. The bat has been crafted so perfectly according to the power hitting style of modern era of cricket, especially at this twenty twenty generation. It has a massive sweet spots to strike and the edges of this bat are really thick.
The weapon is made of Super Grade I English willow wood and has its mid profile with a full spine. The handle of this bat is made of rubber and cane which is smart enough to provide flexibility, power and control to the batsmen. With a flat face and curvature, Spartan CG Authority, is indeed one of the best cricket bats in the world.
Made of: Super Grade I English willow
Profile: Mid-profile with a full spine and side profiling for destructive precision. Maximum edge thickness.
Weight: 2 lb 10 oz (1200 gms) to 3 lb (1350 gms)
Handle: Round handle with 9 pieces of cane and rubber to deliver the optimum grip.
Face: Flat face with slight curvature.
Bow: Slight bow which provides perfectly balanced pick up
Toe: Slightly square in shape in order to increase hitting area and lower the center of gravity of the bat that promotes greater swing weight and power distribution.
Endorsed by: Michael Clarke, Chris Gayle, Matt Prior.
Blast is one of the best cricket bats in Reebok’s Premium Cricket bats collection. The bat is made of the Grade I English willow which is the best quality in this business. The traditional heavy shaped appearance gives amazingly light pick up for the batsmen. Reebok Blast is crafted by the expert designers of Reebok by using the latest technology. It is the 9th best cricket bat in the world.
The bat is one of the most desirable bats among the batsmen. The design of the bat is meticulously crafted. Hence, it is light weighted with a great pick up. Reebok blast is regarded as one of the best cricket bats by many famous cricketers.
Made of: Grade I English willow
Shape: Traditionally shaped and styled bat for the batsman.
Grip: Chevron grip
Handle: 9 pieces of Sarawak cane which is best for shock absorption and better performance.
Weight: 2 lb 9 oz (1150 gms) to 2 lb 13 oz (1275 gms)
Sweet spot: Lower mid blade
Edge: Thick edge.
Toe: Embossed toe protector for better durability
Endorsed by: MS Dhoni, Shakib Al Hasan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambir, Sanath Jayasuriya.
Kookaburra Angry Beast is one of the premier bats of world famous Kookaburra cricket Bats Company. The bat is at No 8 spot in the list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world. The Kookaburra cricket bats are made of the highest grade English willow which is naturally air dried after harvesting. The bat has an amazingly light pick up on such a huge profile. It is designed to provide optimum power to the batsman. The Beast comes with a dynamic power shaped face which has the ability to deliver explosive stroke play.
Made of: Grade I unbleached English willow.
Grip: Red snake grip.
Handle: 12 pieces of Sarawak cane.
Weight: 2 lb 8 oz (1150 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1250 gms)
Edge: Big edge square
Sweet spot: Mid blade
Scallop: Slight concave
Face: Flat face
Bow: Mid/Low blade
Size: SH and LB
Endorsed by: Brad Haddin, Brad Hodge, Matthew Wade, Simon Katich.
Sunridges (SS) is one of the oldest sports brands in India which specially manufactures cricket bats. The bat has a higher popularity among the domestic cricketers, but the international cricketers too seek to use it. The SS Ton Gladiator is quite a sought-after bat as it provides great power, impact and balance to the batsman. Highest Grade English willow is selected to craft this piece. The handle of this bat is made up of Sarawak combination cane which helps in shock absorption and boosts powerful cricketing shorts.
The edges are designed rounded particularly for the aggressive and hard hitter batsman. We have selected SS Ton Gladiator for the No 7 place in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world. It is an excellent cricket bat to play. These are the long lasting bats and most batsmen like it because it is handy.
Made of: Super Grade I English willow
Grains: 11-13 straight grains with super rebound quality
Edge: Rounded edges for the aggressive batsman
Grip: Special Scale Grip – for better control and comfort
Handle: 12 pieces of Sarawak cane handle for powerful shots and shock absorption
Weight: 2 lb 9 oz (1160 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1230 gms)
Puma Ballistic is at No 6 best cricket bat in the cricket world. This remarkable cricket bat is made of using the very best unbleached super grade I English willow. The wood has been specially picked as per its weight, grain structure and performance. The Puma Ballistic has a higher and more powerful swell enhancing high speed hitting power with precise control and improved balance. It is one of the dream bats for any batsman in cricket.
Puma Ballistic is well known for its powerful hitting zone with flexibility. In the new era of T20 cricket, Puma Ballistic is the perfect weapon for any batsman. It is among the best cricket bats for the hard-hitting T20 batsmen as well.
Made of: Highest grade of English willow with high and powerful swell.
Sweet spot: massive hitting zone
Handle: Made of PUMA-specific cane for optimum control and highly responsive feel.
Grip: Unique multi-textured PUMA grip designed with new cosmetic to ensure the best possible touch and control.
Weight: 2 lb 6 oz (1075 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1250 gms)
Blade: Sophisticated profiling that removes weight from the blade and ensures contoured edges as thick as possible.
Toe: Molded PUMA toe protector which increases durability and reduces swelling from moisture uptake.
Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) is the largest cricketing gear manufacturer in the world. It is currently the No. 1 cricket gear brand in India. Famous first-class cricketers as well as international cricketers, panel members all provide valuable feedback to the R & D team of SG. The gear can be updated according to the requirement. The SG Cobra select is made of the finest English willow. Its handle is made of premium quality imported Sarawak cane which is specially designed to enhance control and power.
The bat has a traditional shape and style which boosts maximum stability during batting. We have selected SG Cobra to put it at No. 5 spot in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world.
Made of: Grade I English willow
Shape: Traditional shape with maximum stability
Handle: made from highest quality Sarawak cane to deliver superior power and control.
Grip: New multi-color player grip
Sweet spot: Lower mid-blade
Edge: Thick edges and curved blade for better control and balance.
Toe: Toe protector for better durability. The protector also maintains the moisture level.
Gunn & Moore cricket bats are one of the oldest widely used cricket bats in the world. The bats are designed and produced from highest grade English willow by their best craftsmen. The GM factory is considered as the most technologically advanced in the sports world and only the GM that blends state of the art DXM technology for over 125 years. They use the latest technology, materials, innovative ideas and unrivaled design flair to produce most advanced cricket equipment. That’s why we put GM Icon bat at No 4 in our list of top 10 best cricket bats of the world.
Made of: Super Grade I English willow with iconic design.
Gray-Nicolls was the first cricket company colored cricket bat stickers in the cricket history. From the very beginning, they have manufactured cricket bats to the very highest standards by using the latest technology. Gray-Nicolls always maintain the perfect combination of tradition with innovation to produce best cricket bats, which perform at every level. Every cricket bat is designed, hand finished and rigorously tested by their experts. The Gray-Nicolls viper is a splendid work of art. It is at the No 3 position in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world.
Adidas is a famous well renowned brand in sports world. They manufacture various sports items, from shoes to bags or sports jerseys. The reputed Adidas Company also manufacture cricket bats of finest quality. The Adidas Incurza is one of the most sought-after bats in international cricket. The bat has been designed for batsmen with strength for an attacking game-play. With an amazing profile which flows through the increased bow and middle, the Incurza has an excellent pick up and balance.
It has become one of the most-looking cricket bats which is crafted out of finest English willow. Adidas Incurza is indeed one of the best cricket bats in the world and we put the masterpiece at No. 2 spot in our list. It is the most stylish, strong and amazing bat to play with. Adidas Incurza is a very powerful bat with nice stroke. The bat is sensational enough to be one of the best cricket bats in the world.
Structure: Sculptured Shoulder. Specially powered for every types of shot.
Sweet spot: Low powerful middle
Weight: 2 lb 7 oz (1100 gms) to 2 lb 12 oz (1250 gms)
It is Kookaburra Kahuna we are looking for and it is the best and the table topper in our list of top 10 best cricket bats in the world. Kahuna has been the leader of the Kookaburra cricket bats. This bat is an exceptional combination of light pick up and awesome power. Its straight evenly spaced grains and a clean hitting area generate a maximum impact. It is aggressive and more powerful among any of Kookaburra cricket bats. The Kahuna is perfectly designed for the stroke makers with edge thickness, sweet boe and clean square shaped face.
Kookaburra is the best cricket bat manufacturing company in the world. It is the most powerful and most beautiful bat. The bat can be recommended to all ages. It is very stylish and comfortable natural balance, which make it the world’s best cricket bat.
Made of: Grade I English willow
Grip: ‘Max Trio’ Octopus Xtreme
Handle: rounded with 12 pieces of Sarawak cane.
Sweet spot: Mid blade which is about 225 mm from the toe.
Weight: 2 lb 7 oz (1100 gms) to 3 lb 4 oz (1475 gms)
Edge profile: Big edge square
Face profile: Flat ‘Power Plus’ face
Spine profile: Pronounced from Handle to toe (64-67mm)
Bow: Mid/Low blade (11-12 mm)
Scallop: Slight Concave (4-5 mm)
Endorsed by:AB de Villiers, Martin Guptill, Ricky Ponting.
The world of sports is an entertainment of glamour and glitz. The sports world offers lucrative career options for all those who are talented and who are very much keen to establish themselves. In the recent world, there is hardly anyone who doesn’t look for the highest paying jobs. In this case, sports offer a huge profitable career option for them. All the successful sportsmen are among the highest paid athletes in the world. The lists of highest paid athletes are updating every year by different organizations who evaluate the net worth of the athletes.
One of the most reliable and famous lists is published by the Forbes magazine. The total earnings are calculated is based on the money derived from salary, prize money, endorsements and advertising income. A huge sum of money is generated every year from sports industry. The money is increasing proportionately with the popularity of sports throughout the world.
It is obvious that, the athletes earn enough money from the games and tournaments in the form of team salary, let alone the endorsement deals, in order to put them among the wealthiest stars of the world.
Top 10 Highest Paying Sports of the World 2017:
Today, we will focus on the highest paid sports of the world. Just scroll down to find what is the highest paying sport. Hope you’ll enjoy the top 10 list and most importantly, please don’t forget to give us your valuable comments regarding the list of “Top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017”.
Let’s find out, what is the highest paying sport in the world 2017?
Highest paid sport No 10: CYCLING
Back in the year 1899, Charles Minthorn Murphy turned out to be the first cyclist to cover a mile’s distance under a minute’s time. He earned himself a nickname “Mile-a-Minute Murphy”. Cycling is considered as one of the most active sports in the world. However, cycles and other human-powered vehicles have undergone enormous innovations around the years. There are many cycling tournaments that are counted among the highest paying sports events in the world. The famous cyclists get enough money from the tournament earning. Cycling has many formats like, track cycling, BMX, Mountain cycling, road bicycle racing, time trailing etc. Bicycle racing is one of the recognized Olympic sports. Free style BMX cycling is one of the extreme sports in the world.
Moreover, they earn a huge sum of money from various endorsement deals. Legendary as well as the most controversial cyclist of modern days, Lance Armstrong achieved the No. 9 place in the Forbes list of Highest Paid Athletes in 2010 with an income of $28 million. Cycling is the No. 10 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports of the world 2017.
A famous sports columnist, Jayson Stark once described baseball as “a unique paragon of American culture“. Baseball is still among the major sports of United States. More than 2.1 million people from USA alone participate in baseball. The baseball players are among the highest paid athletes in the world, especially because of the huge viewership of MLB. We consider baseball for the No. 9 position in our list of top 10 highest paying sports of the world 2016.
Famous American baseball player named Cecil Fielder was at No. 8 spot in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 1993, while his total annual income was $12.7 million. Another baseball player, Alex Rodriguez attained the 7th place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes in 2003 with a total income of $26 million. In 2004, Alex again marked his name at 9th spot with a total income of $26.2 million and in 2011, it became $35 million while he secured his position.
For thirteen years straight, Major League Baseball has seen its increased revenue in 2015. MLB generated estimated $9.5 billion in 2015 which is $500 million more than in 2014. The average value of an MLB team is $1.2 billion in the season of 2015-16. The biggest reason behind this economic boost is the proliferation of lucrative media contracts. MLB has made over $12.4 billion TV deal with FOX and TBS. In the recent years, many MLB teams have linked with approximately $1+ TV contracts.
Ice hockey is often referred to as “The Fastest Game on Earth” because of its fast pace. The game is considered among the highest paying sports in the world, with the ice hockey players having secured decent places in the top paid athletes list. The players frequently put themselves in the Forbes’ richest list. In 1994, the eminent ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky achieved the 5th place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with the income of $13.5 million. Ice hockey is the 8th highest paid sport in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2016.
The following year, he achieved 10th place in the list with $14.5 million worth of total income. In 1997, another famous ice hockey player, Joe Sakic from Canada achieved the 9th place in Forbes list of richest players, while his net worth was $17.9 million. In 1998, the Russian ice hockey player Sergei Federov attained 3rd place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with a stunning $29.8 million income.
Tennis is one of the most popular sports worldwide and the game is played by millions throughout the world. Tennis is at No. 7 spot in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world in 2016. With WTA tours being among the highest paid tennis tournaments of the world, the tennis players quite frequently secure their place in Forbes Richest players list. In 1992, the great tennis player Andre Agassi achieved 6th in the list of highest paid athletes, with a total of $11 million worth of income.
In 1993, it was Jim Courier who achieved the 9th place in the Forbes list of richest players with a total income of $12.6 million. Recent days, the tennis superstar Roger Federer achieved 6th place in richest list of Forbes in 2008, 2010 and 2013, having a net worth of $35 million, $43 million and $71.5 million respectively.
The women tennis players also earn huge sum of money. Just take a look at the WTA prize money ranking in 2017:
Soccer is one of the most excited and popular sports all over the world, especially in Europe. Legendary English footballer David Beckham was inducted in 2004 Forbes list of richest players at No. 8 spot with a total income of $28 million. The following year, he also secured 7th place in Forbes’ list with $32.5 million net worth and again he achieved 6th place in 2007 with $33 million. We have selected soccer for the 6th place in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017.
In 2007, Brazilian sensation Ronaldinho achieved 9th place in the Forbes list of richest athletes with the net worth of $31 million. In 2008, it was David Beckham again securing the 2nd place in Forbes list while his net worth was of $50 million. And then comes the age of Cristiano Ronaldo, the legendary Portuguese footballer, who placed 2nd in Forbes 2014 list of highest paid soccer players while Cristiano Ronaldo net worth was of $80 million. Last year, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi with the net worth of $64.7 million achieved the 4th place in the list of highest paid athletes.
American Football is a widely popular game which is also known for being one of the highest paying sports in the world as the American footballers frequently secure position in the Forbes list of Richest Players. In 1992, the American footballer Joe Montana first achieved 7th place in the Forbes list with $9.5 million income. With the income of $22.5, American Football legend Deion Sanders achieved 3rd place in 1995 list.
In 2004, famous NFL player Peyton Manning secured the 3rd place in the Forbes list of Highest paid athletes with a total income of $42 million. In 2005, Michael Vick with his $37.5 million income, placed 4th in the list. Tom Brady, one of the greatest NFL players of all time, attained the 9th place in Forbes Richest Players list in 2006 with the net worth of $29 million. American Football is at No. 5 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world in 2017.
One of the greatest golfers of all time and a legendary athlete, Tiger Woods, still holds the record of being in the first place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes for a record 11 times. Tiger Woods topped the Forbes list in 2002 with $69 million, in 2003 with $78 million, in 2004 with $80.3 million, in 2005 with $87 million, in 2006 with $90 million, in 2007 with $100 million, in 2008 $115 million, in 2009 with $110 million, in 2010 with $105 million, in 2011 with $75 million and again in 2013 while Tiger Woods net worth was of $78.1 million.
PGA tour money-leaders in 2017:
PGA tour is the largest platform where the golfers all over the world perform. The players can earn unimaginable amount of money from this golf championship. Thus Golf has become one of the highest paying sports in the world. Here is the leader board:
Many years before Tiger Woods, it was Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer of all time secured the 3rd place in 1994 Forbes list with $14.8 million and Arnold Palmer achieved the 4th place the same year with a total income of $13.6 million. Golf is a gentlemen’s game and it’s a richest game too. We put Golf at No. 4 in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017.
Various auto racing events like the F1 Grand Prix or Nascar are counted among the highest paying sports in the world. The risks involved in this sport get compromised a bit with a huge winning prize money besides several endorsement deals of reputed sports brands. Auto racing is indeed a millionaires’ game. It makes the sport the 3rd highest paying sport in our list.
The legendary F1 driver Michael Schumacher achieved the first place in 1999 in the Forbes list of richest players with an income of $49 million and again stood first in 2000 with $59 million net worth. In 1992, famous auto racer Ayrton Senna secured the 3rd place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes with $22 million income and the same year another race driver Nigel Mansell achieved the 4th place with a net income of $14.5 million.
Boxing is one of the dangerous sports in modern times. The game is also reputed for being the best paying sports event in the world. The boxers earn a huge sum of prize money from the tournaments. They also get good amount of profit from Pay-Per-View commissions, endorsements and betting. In 1991, the reputed boxer Mike Tyson first topped the Forbes list of Richest Players with a total income of $28.6 million and again the legendary boxer achieved the same place in 1996 with $75 million net income.
Boxing is considered for the 2nd place in our list of top 10 highest paying sports in the world 2017. In 1992, another boxing legend Evander Holyfield topped the Forbes list of Richest Players with a total $60.5 million income. After a little break, another boxer, Floyd Mayweather topped the Forbes Richest Players list with $85 million worth in 2012 and again he topped the list in 2014 with a net income of $105 million.
Reputed basketball tournaments like NBA are widely considered among the highest paid sports events around the globe. The participants earn a numerous from their endorsements. Besides, they earn millions as the salaries from their respected teams. Famous basketball player signed shoes and jerseys also boost their income on yearly basis. The greatest basketball player, Michael Jordan topped the Forbes Magazine’s list of highest paid basketball players in 1992, with his income of $35.9 million.
He also topped in 1993 with $36 million, in 1994 with $30.01 million, in 1995 with $43.9 million, in 1997 with $78.3 million, and in 1998 with a total income of $69 million. Another basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal also achieved the 6th place in 1993 in Forbes list of most earning players with the income of $15.2 million and again achieved the 2nd place in 1994 with the net worth of $16.7 million.
Sports industry is undoubtedly the right place for an athlete to find great wealth and fame. For the athletes, it is the highest paying jobs in the whole world. That’s why many young people want to build a career in sports, in pursuit of fame and most importantly for money. However, many of them forget that it takes more than just the want for wealth and fame in sports. A true sportsman has to be dedicated to his sport and become really good at it. Only then, the rest of the things will follow as rewards. Sports may be lucrative, but they are challenging too by nature.
As the English cricket team are currently halfway through their tour of India, it’s a good time to check how they’ve been progressing and what tempting test match betting options could be ahead.
Playing against the Indian side on their home soil was always going to be a tough challenge for the English team. But the first test in Rajkot showed that England had what it takes to play in difficult conditions with the all-rounder Ben Stokes in great form to power his way to 128 runs in the first innings despite the impressive off break skills of Indian star Ravichandran Ashwin.
And England fans will have also taken heart from captain Alastair Cook’s performance in the second innings that brought him a decisive thirtieth century, and meant that India faced an uphill struggle that ultimately saw the first test being concluded in a draw.
However, Alastair Cook’s fatal dropped catch from Mohammed Shami meant that the English team missed a golden opportunity to take the advantage in this opening match. And this mistake was certainly made all the more memorable by the events that took place in the second test.
Although the England tour to India was always going to provide the visitors with long odds to win at test match betting sites like Coral, few would have realized how England’s batsmen would be torn apart at the second test in Visakhapatnam.
As well as James Anderson suffering the ignominy of being the first English player to have a king pair in a test since 1906, the side also endured no less than ten batsmen being dismissed by LBW – the most ever in a test for an English side.
Although the Decision Review System undoubtedly raised many questions about some of these dismissals, few could argue with India’s performance as Virat Kohli powered the team to a massive 455 in the first innings.
And special mention must also be made for Jayant Yadav who quickly became a favourite of the press as a result of his solid all-round performance.
But with plenty of cricket left to play, it’s clear that despite India’s phenomenal performance in the second test, the betting options for this gripping test match series are wide open as long as the English side work out how to survival the assault of India’s deadly spin bowlers.
Cricket is one of the most popular sports all over the World. The game is watched by millions of cricket fans. This game is particularly popular among sub-continental countries. Countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh worship cricket for many years. But Cricket has also gathered its decent popularity in many European countries as well as in greater Australia..
From the beginning of the game of cricket, it was Australian Sir Don Bradman who dominated the field. Now in this modern era of cricket, young cricketers like Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers have provided huge popularity around the world.
Now a days cricketers earn large amount of income from their national team and respected club team salaries. They also have their own income source from personal endorsements.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the World :
Cricket is considered as one of the hard working games. Each player should have built up their physique under strict physical routine. Thus they become the subject of attraction for millions of cricket fans. Cricket magazines featuring handsome cricketers on their cover pages also sell in the market like hot cake.
Here, we bring you the list of Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 1:
Virat Kohli (India)
Virat Kohli represents the Indian national cricket team. He also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL (Indian Premier League) and his regional team Delhi. Delhi remains Virat Kohli’s birthplace and this awesome youngster was born on 5 November 1988.
Now this handsome cricketer has aged 26. In the national side and in the club teams, Virat Kohli plays his role as a right handed batsman. Occasionally he bowls as a right arm medium pace. Virat Kohli made his Test debut against west indies on 20 June 2011 and in ODI on 18 August 2008 Vs Sri Lanka. Since then, Virat Kohli has appeared in 29 international test matches for Indian National team and scored 1855 with an average of 39.46 (upto 9.12.2014).
He also capped 146 ODI matches for India and made 6,208 runs with 52.61 batting average. With 21 ODI centuries and 6 test centuries, Virat Kohli has become one of the most promising cricketers in the world. Not only that, he is probably the most fashionable cricketer in recent world.
Cricketer Virat Kohli remains at the top of our list of top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 2:
Kevin Pietersen (England)
Kevin Pietersen plays for England National cricket team. He also marked his place in IPL for Delhi Daredevils and his regional team St Lucia Zouks. He may be an England player, but he is not English by born. Kevin Pietersen was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal province, South Africa on 27 June 1980. He is mainly known for his right handed batting and occasional right arm off break bowling.
Kevin Pietersen made his debut for his national side in Test on 21 July 2005. It was a match against Australia, England’s greatest rival. He debuted in one day international cricket against Zimbabwe on 28 November 2004. Kevin Pietersen, commonly known as KP appeared in 104 test matches and made 8,181 runs and earned a batting average of 47.28. In one day international, he appeared in 136 matches for England National Team and scored 4,440 runs. Here his batting average remains 40.73 (upto 09.12.14).
Kevin Pietersen has won hearts of many cricket fans with his stunning smartness and look. His charming physique well enough to make crazy thousands of young girls. For this reason, KP is remaining in the 2nd position in our list of top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 3:
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
Shahid Afridi is one of the hottest cricketers among his fans. His aggressive batting, bowling and fielding have caught the eyes of thousands of cricket lovers. Shahid Afridi indeed makes his place among top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world.
Shahid Afridi plays for Pakistan National Team from 2 October 1996 in ODI and from 22 October 1998 in tests. This 34 year all-rounder was born in Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan on 1 March 1980. Afridi mainly plays his role as all-rounder both in Pakistan National Team and Clubs like Dhaka Gladiators and Ruhuna Royals. He is known for his right handed batting and right arm leg spin bowling.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 4:
AB de Villiers (South Africa)
AB de Villiers represents the South Africa Nation Team. In Indian Premier League, he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Villiers was born in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa on 17 February 1984. He mainly plays as a wicket-keeper batsman for his national team as well as clubs and well known for his right-handed tactical batting.
AB de Villiers made his Test debut for South Africa National Team on 17 December 2004, in a match against England. He also got his ODI debut against England on 2 February 2005. AB de Villiers appeared in total 92 Test matches with 7,168 runs and 52.94 batting average. In one day international, he appeared 162 matches for his national team and scored 6,543 runs with 49.94 batting average.
AB de Villiers with his charming smartness and his stunning fielding performances, has able to catch eyes of thousands cricket lovers. He is one of the most handsome cricketers in the recent era of cricket.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 5:
Michael Clarke (Australia)
Michael Clarke’s performance in cricket is well admired among the cricket fans. He plays for Australian National Cricket Team and for Pune Warriors in Indian Premier League and also for Sydney Thunder. 34 year old Michael Clarke was born in Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia on 2 April 1981. He is well known for his right-handed batting and occasional slow left-arm orthodox bowling.
On 6 October 2004, Michael Clarke made his Test debut for Australian National Team in a match against India and so far he played 107 international test matches. He made 8,297 runs in Test cricket for Australia with an average of 50.59. He made his debut in one day international cricket on 19 January 2003 against England. He capped in total 237 one day international matches for his national team, Australia and managed 7,751 runs so far with an average of 45.06.
Michael Clarke is counted among the most handsome cricketers today. For this, it is his obvious right to stay in the list of most handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 6:
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Brendon McCullum is one of the key batsmen in the New Zealand National Team. He also represents Brisbane Heat and Chennai Super Kings in his club side. Brendon was born in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand on 27 September 1981. This 33 year old wicket-keeper batsman is known for his right-handed batting performances. He is showing his cricketing ability both in Test and One day international cricket.
He was debuted in Tests on 10 March 2004 against South Africa and in one day cricket on 17 February 2002 against Australia. In his 88 appearances in Tests, Brendon McCullum scored 5,349 runs with a batting average of 37.10. He also appeared in 231 ODI matches for New Zealand National Team with 5,200 runs and 30.05 average score.
Brendon’s musculature and his attractive physique are considered as one of the most handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 7:
Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
Mitchell Johnson is considered as one of the most devastating fast bowlers in world cricket. As a presenter of Australian National Cricket Team, Mitchell Johnson has played 61 international test matches and 144 one day international matches. This 33 year old Australian pacer was born in Townsville, Queensland, Australia on 2 November 1981. Apart from the Australian National team, he also plays for Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League. He mainly plays his role as a left-arm fast bowler and a left-handed batsman.
Johnson’s debut test match was held on 8 November 2007 against Sri Lanka. He debuted in one day international on 10 December 2005 against New Zealand. Mitchell Johnson has grabbed 270 wickets in Test matches and 221 wickets in ODI so far for Australian national cricket team.
Mitchell Johnson with tall figure and characteristics moustache are well enough to hit the hearts of thousands of girls. This handsome and hot fast bowler is remaining as prince charming among many cricket fans. We consider him in our list of top 10 handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 8:
Faf Du Plessis (South Africa)
Faf Du Plessis plays for the South Africa National Cricket Team alongside with another smart boy AB de Villers. Du Plessis also plays for Melbourne Renegades and Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Faf Du Plessis was born in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa on 13 July 1984. Now he is aged 30 years. Du Plessis mainly plays his role as a middle-order batsman in both his national team and clubs.
This right-handed batsman was debuted on 18 January 2011 against India in ODI and in Test Cricket he was debuted on 2 November 2012 in a match against Australia. For South Africa National team, Du Plessis has appeared in 17 international test matches and scored 1,262 runs with a stunning 52.58 batting average. He capped in 53 ODI matches and made 1,503 runs earning average of 32.67.
Du Plessis made himself quite a promising cricketer. His place in our list of top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world is quite justifiable too.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 9:
Alastair Cook (England)
This youngster cricketer, Alastair Cook has got beautiful eyes which can mesmerize lots of cricket fans. He represents the English National Cricket Team as well as regional team Essex and MCC. He was born in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England on December 25, 1984. Alastair Cook is mainly the opening left-handed batsman in his clubs and England National team. Occasionally he plays as a right-arm medium bowler.
His test match debut was on 1 March 2006 against India and ODI on 28 June 2006 against Sri Lanka. Alastair Cook has played 109 international test matches for England National Team and scored 8,423 runs with an average of 46.06. In one day cricket, he appeared in 86 matches with 3,085 runs and 37.62 batting average.
Alastair Cook is treated as one of the hottest English cricketers and indeed he stays in our list of top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world.
Top 10 most handsome cricketers of the world No 10:
Dale Steyn (South Africa)
Dale Styne represents South Africa National Cricket Team. In his club career, he plays for Brisbane Heat and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Dale Styne’s birth place is in Phalaborwa, Transvaal Province, South Africa and the date was 27 June 1983. His main role in the national team is right-arm fast bowler.
He was debuted in Test match on 17 December 2004 against England and in One day international cricket he made his debut match against Asia XI on 17 August 2005. Dale Steyn has played 75 test matches and 82 ODI for South Africa national team. In international test cricket, he took 383 wickets and in one day international cricket he grabbed total 125 wickets.
In recent world of cricket, Dale Steyn is one of the most handsome cricketers of the world.
The popularity of cricket is rising due to recent time T20 Championships like IPL and Australian Big Bash League. All these cricket tournaments have also increased the earnings of the famous cricketers and also built fans across the globe. These are the platform for young dashing cricketers to rise into stardom. We can expect to see more smart and most handsome cricketers in the near future, who will be credited both for their talent and looks on the cricket field.
Sachin Tendulkar was born in Bombay in a middle class family. His father, Ramesh Tendulkar, Tendulkar Marathi novelist, named after his favorite music director and friend of the family, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar’s elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket. Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs records is not limited.
Playing cricket was her passion all time, even after retired from ODI cricket he makes him involved with cricket. Sachin Tendulkar 200 run records is the symbol of his passion.
Records of Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs
Sachin Tendulkar voracious taste for runs makes him the don of world cricket. From the moment he took guard at Gwalior on February 24, Sachin Tendulkar has cemented his place among the gods of the Cricket World. At 36 and 21 years of his career, Cricket, he proved still has to weave at the highest level and phenomenal standards for others to follow to establish. The records of Sachin Tendulkar 200 run also make his career stronger.
February 24, 2010 in the second ODI Series 3 Gwalior match between India and South Africa, the little master was the first man on the planet to a double hundred in an ODI game is not scored 200 runs at 147 balls with the help of the India innings sealed the game in massive 153 runs and took an insurmountable lead in the series.
The Little Master unbeaten 200 on that day was not only a world record of maximum runs and Sachin Tendulkar 200 in one day International (ODI), but it was an epic effort of passion, focus, accuracy, sound art, elegance and power. It was one of the best records of Sachin Tendulkar 200.
The genius Sachin Tendulkar has inspired with explosive batting display, the straight and beautiful ordinary batting style, which gives him runs with full power, leg and delicate look great successes included fans at the border.
The Little Legend scripted his name on the stone, and finally the first cricketer to score in the world, by 200 highest runs in an ODI. Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs was not limited at that point. The milestone was her graduation in 2961, and after playing nearly 39 years since he played the first ODI – even those who are ever so were more opportunities guys 60 overs.
Everyone is convinced that cricket Sachin Tendulkar is the best batsman in the world. Not only for Sachin’s extraordinary batting skills, but for Sachin’s never-say-die spirit, and an insatiable hunger for the highest score. Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs are the symbol of his speed and power. The fans of Sachin will never be able to forget Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs.
The way he stopped when he reached 200 embodies the human personality. It was in the air, no aggressive gestures punching, not working the crowd, nothing over-the-top. It was also often self, raised his arms, looked at the sky, closed his eyes for a moment and quietly admitted that he is happy to be there. He aimed for another Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs!
A soldier is not from the weapon, the door or the battle met, but the figure that assesses the weapons used in the game. Sachin has always been a team player. Sachin Tendulkar 200 records did not make him that proud to play only for him. He always thought about his team and that is why he was able to make Sachin Tendulkar 200 records. We cannot think of a better Indian cricket without Sachin.
Sachin should not be judged on the basis of his scores, Sachin played because he takes a role in the motivation of many young people and make them serious about cricket and was able handful of young cricketers fiercely motivated to generate, to the honor of meeting team for the next two decades. Will someone ever be able to make records like Sachin Tendulkar 200!
With the progression of time, came India’s ascendency in the wake of frustrating pasts amid Tendulkar’s raid at the top of his vocation. He was presently given the hotly anticipated help group. Anyway regardless he remained the backbone while controlling his country towards the summit of Test rankings.
Tendulkar’s hotly anticipated dream was at long last satisfied when he, as a major aspect of Team India, rose successful in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. All through the competition, he was a predictable entertainer with the bat. Sachin Tendulkar 200 records make his career too much glorious than we can say!
It is a great diplomat for the sport with the way Sachin behaved. His modesty and character, it is even more special. 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.
Bottom Line: Sachin Tendulkar can irrefutably be known as the ‘substance of the modern cricket’. He takes after Sir Donald Bradman and Sir Vivian Richards as his era’s best batsman. The main close contenders Tendulkar has confronted are Brian Lara and in later times, Ricky Ponting. Measurably, while Bradman scaled inaccessible statures, Tendulkar, by his sheer consistency and life span, denoted his period with sheer enormity and huge fan-taking.
In the same way as the Australian extraordinary, presumably never be won, it is not possible to ignore the records of Tendulkar. The fans of Sachin will never be able to forget Sachin Tendulkar 200 runs.
cricket is a kind of sport which grabs the attention of almost all. it is a place where the click of bat and spin of ball dazzles the mind and roll the eyes of many. In recent era of cricket, T20 format has gained a special attention to the cricket lovers. Often many cricket experts claimed that due to T20 intrusion, cricket is growing shorter and vague and also it is becoming the game of only hard hitter batsmen.
However, the spin bowlers with their extraordinary skills have turned down the claims of downfall of cricket. Throughout the world, especially in the subcontinent the spinners have proven their abilities and have gained much popularity in the cricket world. Spin bowlers with their cracking spin attack have become the team’s leading heads.
Today, Sporty Ghost will be throwing light upon the top 10 best spin bowlers in current cricket. All of them have gained a great deal of skills in recent time and influenced the cricket world intensely with their individual performance. So, here it is and take a sneak peak!
Top 10 best spin bowlers in current cricket :
10. Muhammad Hafeez, pakistan
Muhammad Hafeez has not only proved himself a good batsman but also turned out really well as a spin bowler. As a spinner, he is well known for his constant accuracy. With the new ball in his grip, Muhammad Hafeez is much more devastating both in the ODI and T20 format. His all round performance in cricket has made him one of the vitals in the Pakistan National side for the upcoming ICC cricket world cup 2015.
Imran Tahir is a pakistani born South African cricketer. His bowling action is right arm leg break. Currently he is playing for Highveld Lions in South African domestic cricket. Imran Tahir has grabbed 40 wickets in Test cricket and 32 in ODI for the South African national side so far. In South African national side, spinners are not likely to prove themselves. But, Imran Tahir has proven his ability and became the core of spin attack for the Proteas. In current cricket world, Imran Tahir is one of the best spin bowlers indeed.
Monty Panesar is a left arm orthodox spinner of England team. Monty Panesar is a crowd favourite in England and many of his fans wear similar patkas as Monty while watching him play. He hauls 167 wickets in just 50 test matches for England and 24 in 26 ODI. He will be one of the cruicial weapons for England in the upcoming world cup.
Shakib Al Hasan is an extraordinary all rounder for Bangladesh cricket team. The former captain, Shakib has proved himself as a key left arm spinner for the team. He is the most successful cricketer in the history of Bangladesh cricket. This left handed middle order batsman has scored 3,977 runs in 141 ODI with an average of 35.45 and grabbed 175 wickets. In Test match, he scored 2,529 runs in 37 tests with 140 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan has turned himself as one of the best spin bowlers in current cricket.
Ajantha Mendis is known for his dangerous googlies and mesmerizing carrom bowls. Mendis made his debut in 2008 against India. So far, he has played 17 test matches and 65 ODI. Ajantha Mendis has also remained in the Sri Lankan Army, and with the Army cricket committee noticing his extraordinary talent got him a chance to play for Sri Lanka. Mendis took 17 wickets in 2008 Asia Cup which made him the man of the series. For Sri Lanka, Mendis is one of the best spin bowlers after Muralidharan.
Shahid Afridi, commonly known as “Boom Boom Afridi” is famous for his aggressive batting style. He held the record of fastest ODI century in just 37 balls. Afridi also holds the most number of sixes in the ODI history of cricket. However he has considered himself a better bowler than a batsman and has taken over 350 ODI and 48 test wickets. He remains the true hero for his team, yet quite unpredictable. He is unpredictable in his bowling too. He crushes the batsmen with leg break, conventional off break and many often with bouncers.
Daniel Vettori is the youngest cricketer to represent New Zealand, having made his debut at the age of 18. This left arm orthodox spinner is known for his accuracy and flight. With the test batting average around 30, he is one of the consistent batsmen for the New Zealand cricket team. He took 360 wickets in 112 test matches and 284 in 275 ODI matches.
This right-handed batsman and right arm off break bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to take 50 wickets and 100 wickets in test cricket. Apart from Ajantha Mendis, he is the only bowler in recent times to bowl famous carrom bowl. He is a very handy lower order batman for India too. His remarkable all round performance for India has made him one of the best players for the national side. Ashwin has got a long way to go indeed.
Ashwin remains at No 3 position in our list of top 10 best spin bowlers in current cricket.
Sunil Narine of West Indies is considered as the most dangerous bowler in the limited over matches. He made his entry to cricket in 2009. Since then, Sunil Narine has become one of the best spinners and gave his team an edge over others. Sunil Narine has earned a name called “ mystery bowler” due to his grave variations in the spin attack. In 39 ODI, Narine has taken 60 wickets so far. This young spinners has shown lots of prospects and can achieve a lot more in his career.
With his destructive and mesmerizing spin attack, Saeed Ajmal has enlisted his name in our list of top 10 best spin bowlers in current cricket.
His boggling attack with spin always causes a big damage to the opponent team. Likewise other bowlers, he has his speciality too. His devastating doosra bowling always makes the batsmen go blind. He is the quickest pakistani bowler to take 100 test wickets. In 33 test matches, he took 169 wickets and in 110 ODI he took 182 wickets so far.
Saeed Ajmal, thus makes his way to the No. 1 position in our list of top 10 best spin bowlers in current cricket.
Australia Cricket Team is one of the top rated and popular teams in the field of cricket. Australia cricket team is also known as the top favorite cricket team of the World Cup. The history of Australia cricket is not new. It has a glorious past, a dynamic present as well as a golden future. This article is all about Australian Cricket team. Australia has contended at each of the ten versions of the ICC Cricket World Cup, winning the title four times – more than whatever other nation.
As co-hosts of the World Cup 2015 competition, Australia will be out to wow the main residence fans and case a remarkable fifth World Cup title.
Australia Cricket Team – New Talents
Australia can be sure about seeing the national cricket group in Steven Smith‘s hands. Steven Smith is the newest talent among Australia cricket team players. It is an extraordinary disgrace that Michael Clarke’s body has not held up well this mid-year, and conceivably it would have been pleasant to see Steven have an additional 12 months or somewhere in the vicinity before tackling the employment. Be that as it may as the following long haul skipper in the selectors.
Steven made 77 in his second Test match, at Headingley. He had been bowled out for 88 on the first day and was well behind in the amusement. Pakistan in the end mixed home in the fourth innings, yet Steven’s thump gave an opportunity to Australia Team. Batting with the tail, he played all the shots, tackling Danish Kaneria specifically with a couple of sixes down the ground. He could be the following truly brilliant, sparkling light the extent.
A bit like Cameron White when he came in for his initial couple of diversions as a young person playing legspin. Everybody trusts they’re going to transform into the following Shane Warne, and it infrequently turns out that way. Leg spinners most likely don’t achieve their top until their late 20s.
If you could simply see there was something interesting about his batting. Like Phillip Hughes, Steven had the capacity to score a great deal of runs yet did so in a strange way. They both looked somewhat changed, Phillip being extremely solid on the off side as well as Steven, a little stronger as the player of leg-side. From that point forward, Steven has been treading a fundamentally the same way to David Warner. They had all the shots, Warner could hit enormous sixes and Steven could play some strange shots and make the hard things look simple.
At the same time when you took a gander at their procedures and how they were going to make due in the more drawn out manifestations of the diversion, you had some inquiry stamps over how they were going to passage.
The performance of Steven Smith make him the newest talent of Australia cricket team. He becomes the temporary Australia cricket team captain.
2015 World cup cricket is going to be held in Australia and Australia cricket team is possibly a winning team as it is one of the top favorite team. If you are a fan of Australia cricket team, then you many probably want to know the list of cricketers who are going to participate this tournament. Here is the list of Australia Cricket team players.
Michael John Clarke: Michael John Clarke is an expert Australian cricketer as well as the caption of the Australia cricket team for both Test and ODI cricket. His nick name is Pup, he is a right-given center request batsman, an infrequent left-arm universal twist bowler furthermore a slip catcher.
He speaks to New South Wales at a residential level. In January 2011, Clarke remained down as commander of the Australian Twenty20 cricket group to focus on his Test and ODI execution. As Michael Clarke needs to experience surgery, so it is still not certain whether he will have the capacity to join world glass or not.
Shane Robert Watson: He is one of the talented Australia cricket team member. He is a right-given batsman as well as a right-gave quick medium bowler. This player debuted for Australia Cricket team in the year of 2002, playing his initial One Day International against South Africa.
Mitchell Guy Johnson: He is another Australia cricket team member. He is a left-arm quick bowler as well as left-gave batsman. He was recompensed the International Cricket Council’s 2009 award of Cricketer of the Year as well as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy.
David Andrew Warner: He is a fast scoring left-gave opening batsman. He is the only one Australian cricketer in hundred and twenty years to be chosen for a national group in any configuration without involvement in five star cricket.
Bradley James Haddin: He is the vice caption of Australia Cricket team. He is a right-given batsman and wicket-attendant. He is known as a terror among many players as he is the symbol of powerful play.
Michael Edward Hussey: He is also known as Edward Killeen Hussey or Mike Hussey. He is one of the former Australia Cricket team player. He is widely known by Mr Cricket. It is his popular nickname.
George John Bailey: He is one of the popular Australia Cricket team players, who is also the vice-captain of ODI Australia team.
Peter Matthew Siddle: He is an Australia Test cricketer. Peter is also a specialist fast bowler right-arm. He plays for Victoria as well as Australia.
Mitchell Aaron Starc: He currently plays his first-class cricket for New South Blues as well as Yorkshire CCC. Mitchell is basically a left-arm bowler. He is a fast bowler.
Aaron James Finch: Another Australian cricketer. He plays for national cricket team of Australia.
Shaun Edward Marsh: He basically players for test cricket and for some international cricket of Australia.