Being the second most followed sport in the world, the game of cricket has produced one of the best athletes to have played at the international level. These extremely skilled players have won hundreds of matches for their respective teams. They have laid the foundation for the future of cricket. Although they have gained respect from all over the world, some of them are even worshiped as godly figures. They have set a benchmark in the game that every aspiring cricket looks forward to accomplish. Here are the 10 ambassadors and arguably the best cricketer to have ever graced the game:
10Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies)
I believe that Sir Vivian Richards is the finest batsman West Indies cricket has ever produced. Cricket in the 1970s wasn’t much about attacking the bowler. Batsmen waited for the bowler to commit a mistake and then take advantage of a loose delivery to score runs. However, the Antiguan legend always had other plans. Richards’ knock of 138 in the all-important final of 1979’s World Cup was a landmark in the books of cricket. Cricket had never witnessed a batsman counter attacking the bowlers with his aggression before. And smashing 90+ mph balls without a helmet tells you that this Caribbean guy was special! Sir Viv Richards has 15,261 international runs and 35 centuries to his name.