Wednesday, 30 November 2011

  • Famous Cricket Players - Sahcin Tendulker

Full Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
Born: April 24, 1973, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Major teams: India, Mumbai, Yorkshire
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Slow medium pace and spin


    * Most runs and most centuries in ODIs
    * Highest number of Test centuries
    * First cricketer to make 10,000 runs in ODIs
    * Most runs in World Cup history
    * Highest individual score by an Indian (186 not out)
    * Most Man of the Man awards in ODIs
    * Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1997
    * Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for 1997-98

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, generally known as Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian Cricket player who is considered to be one of the all time greatest batsmen to have ever played the game of Cricket. The renowned Cricket magazine Wisden ranked Sachin Tendulkar the 2nd all time greatest Test Cricket batsman, only after Sir Donald Bradman at the 1st place in the year 2002. Also, the magazine ranked him the 2nd all time greatest ODI batsman after Viv Richards at the first spot.

Shane Warne, the leg spinner from Australia had once remarked Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with, and Tendulkar, also known as the Little Master has also to his credit the honor of being the only player of the current generation who was included by Sir Donald Bradman in his dream team named Bradman’s Eleven.

Sachin Tendulkar is the batsman to have scored the biggest number of runs both in Test Cricket and ODI Cricket the world over, and has also to his credit the biggest number of centuries in both the forms of the game. He has scored over 80 centuries in the game of Cricket till now, and is the first batsman ever to score more than 50 centuries.

He is the first Cricket player who has scored over 10,000 runs in the One Day International (ODI) Cricket. Sachin has been conferred upon the Padma Vibhushan award and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for his services to the nation as a sportsperson.

Brett Lee’s consistency has never been in the same league as that of a Glenn McGrath or Shaun Pollock; nonetheless, he has struck at the right time for his team. Lee boasts of having a wide array of deliveries that are all capable of stunning the world’s leading batsmen. Many a times, he has made the classiest of strokemakers seem like lesser mortals. Truly speaking, his bowling is rhythmic and awe-inspiring. Famous Cricket Players

Brett Lee has often been described as the most suave and stylish cricketers of recent times. Lead guitarist of a pop band known as ‘Six and Out’, Lee brings with him a euphoria that stays on with you long after he has conquered impregnable terrains. The way he jumps high in the air after claiming a wicket has made picture perfect for numerous news channels and newspapers. Brett Lee has girls swooning over his hair style, his audacity and above all, his charisma.

As a bowler, Brett Lee can bowl the destructive yorker, stupefying the batsman completely. From nowhere, he can come up with a slower ball or an outswinger that leaves batsmen almost grasping for breath. Above all, his sledging, and frantic looks at batsmen have made him a dreaded seamer. As a batsman, Brett Lee can be a dangerous proposition lower down the order. His uncanny shots at the hour of need have led Australia to numerous victories

Since his ODI debut in 2000, Brett Lee has claimed 296 wickets in 168 matches. In 65 Test matches, Lee has scalped 271wickets with an economy rate of 3.48. With age on his side, he has all the opportunities of making it to the all-time greats’ list.
Virender Sehwag hails from Najafgarh, a small town on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Ever since he was a child, Viru -- as Sehwag is lovingly known as – always dreamt of playing cricket for India. His biggest idol was the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. Thus, when Virender Sehwag got a chance to represent the Indian national cricket team, and open the innings along side his idol Tendulkar, it was more than a dream come true.

Virender Sehwag has often been compared to the inimitable Tendulkar. However, he has failed to live up to promises by gifting away his wicket on innumerable occasions. When on song, Viru can be a devastating batsman with a wide assortment of swashbuckling strokes.

The biggest weakness in Virender Sehwag’s batting is the lack of technique, because of which he fails to compile a long innings. His loopy off spinners have bailed India out of trouble in a lot of matches. He comes in from nowhere, takes that all-important wicket, and helps the team save a game. But, these blink-and-miss appearances as a batsman have often landed him in trouble with selectors, especially for inclusion in One-dayers. Viru is also a sound fielder and safe catcher in the slips.

Rahul Dravid - Rahul Dravid is probably one of the last classical Test match batsmen. His progress into the national side may have been steady and methodical rather than meteoric, but once there, Dravid established himself at the vanguard of a new, defiant generation that were no longer easybeats away from home. Armed with an orthodox technique drilled into him by Keki Tarapore, he became the cement that held the foundations firm while the flair players expressed themselves. Yet, for a man quickly stereotyped as one-paced and one-dimensional, he too could stroke the ball around when the mood struck him.
  • Famous cricket players - Virendar Sehwag

Records are meant to be broken and Virendar Sehwag did in great fashion by hitting the highest ODI score of 219runs against West Indies at Indore, India. Virendar Sehwag broke the Highest ODI runs record of Sachin Tendulker who registered 200 runs against South Africa on February 24, 2011. Only two men did it in the history or ODI cricket and both are from India. Sehwag has considered his win as the biggest thing in life as he broke the record of his role model Sahcin Tendulker.

Virender Sehwag has a well built career with an inexorable pursuit, and a wunderkind, for hitting the boundaries all over. His specialty lies in his foot work, although it minimal but the intent to strike the ball is optimum. Not only ODIs, he has been the fastest runs scorer in the history for test cricket. As an opener, always a danger man for all kind of bowling attacks.