Cricket is more than just a game in India. As someone who grew up as a kid in the 80s and 90s, cricket is part of my best childhood memories. Here is a list of batsmen , some purists and some entertainers, who gave me that joy...(in random order).
1. Kapil Dev - One of the greatest all rounder of all times and my first favorite cricketer as a kid ! There was always a hope when he was at the crease.
2. Brian Lara - the Classiest left hand batsman ever from west Indies!
3. Mahendra Singh Dhoni - my all time favorite cricketer and arguably India's best captain (and an astute wicketkeeper aswell ! ) His "Helicopter" shot was such a treat to watch. His winning sixer to lift the 2011 world cup will remain as a cherished moment forever!
4. Rahul Dravid - " the wall" - my most favorite batsman in the Test format!
5. Md Azaruddin - stylish batting wrists (and also my inspiration in fielding )!
6. David Gower Left hand batsman and English Captain of the 80s.. There was a charm and elegance about his batting..
7. Sir Vivian Richards - Jamaican icon! Style and power combined in his batting! Every bowlers nightmare!
8. Sachin Tendulkar - the greatest batsman of our era! From his first match as a 16 year old till his retirement from the game, he has given us so much entertainment on the field!
9. Krishnamachari Srikkanth - the swashbuckler and entertainer who invented pinch hitting as an opener!
I was never a fan of cricket, but my dad used to go to every game he could! ValerieReplyDelete
That's interesting to know about your dads interest in the game vj. I didn't know the game was played in Germany.Delete
Well, you're out of my league with cricket! I've never seen a game!ReplyDelete
I can understand Jean :)Delete
Please don't get surprised if I say I don't watch cricket because it is the reaction of most people who get to know the same. But I occasionally watch cricket along with my father, who is a great cricket fan, when there is no option or I have anything to do. I like Sachin, Rahul, and Sehwag batting.ReplyDelete
That's a surprise indeed Jeevan!!!Delete
It looks fun. I don't think anyone plays it here.ReplyDelete
I've never seen a cricket game but would like to.ReplyDelete
Well, I’ve never even seen a cricket game. Only stories in British mysteries on TV. This made me smile to even think about favorites.ReplyDelete
Like foot ball in the Us.ReplyDelete
Although not a big fan of cricket myself, I like to see children playing and we notice on our travels through India so many people enjoy playing it in any open space they find, children and adults.ReplyDelete