Cricket – The gentlemen’s game has always remained one of the most loved sports all across the globe. A lot of players have gained immense love from their home side whereas a plethora of cricketers has jumped over the barrier and been loved by a lot of fans for their great gestures on the field.
Moreover, the advent of the shorter formats has created fierce competition between the players which allows them to involve in intense banters. Besides, some of them have moved with a smile on their face which won the hearts of the fans. In this, let us have a look at the 5 most loved cricketers of all time.
5. Brett Lee
The Australian pacer Brett Lee was one of the fierce bowlers of his time. The right-arm pacer is loved for his bowling action and his charming smile during intense moments helped him to win the hearts of fans all around the world.
Brett Lee has over 700 international wickets to his name and is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers that Australia has ever produced.
4. Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum is the kind of batsman who can destroy any best bowling alley on his day. He is loved for his explosive batting style across all formats of the game and was one of the successful openers of his era.
However, the explosive batsman announced his retirement after losing the 2015 ICC World Cup that was held in Australia. He aggregated over 6000 runs in ODIs and Tests and also scored 2140 runs after featuring in 71 T20Is for his side.
3. Kane Williamson
Another New Zealand batsman has been on the list. Kane Williamson is regarded as one of the finest batsmen of the modern era along with Virat Kohli, Joe Root, and Steve Smith.
Apart from them, Kane Williamson is the only cricketer who is well known for his calm composure on the field and off the field as well. His quiet and cool attitude made him become an idol for millions of youngsters around the world.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
This legend doesn’t need any introduction as everyone knows who he is. Worshipped as the “God of Cricket” Sachin Tendulkar has served the nation for more than two decades and is one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
During his time, he was the nightmare of the legendary bowlers which made the Indian fans stick to the television till he gets out. The Master Blaster has been unconditionally loved by fans around the globe.
1. AB de Villiers
The South African cricketers have often been loved for the kind gestures that they show on the field and off the field. Among them, AB de Villiers has won millions of hearts and is commonly known as “Mr.360 degree” by his fans.
Even the best bowlers of the team can’t stop him once he gets the ball under his eyes. Fans love him for his unorthodox style of batting and cool attitude on the field. His fielding skills could be the other main reason that attracted the fans.