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Fantasy Cricket – 5 Influential Batsmen in Indian Cricket History

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, especially in India. It has a big fanbase and generates huge revenue for the country. Wagering on cricket odds on the most anticipated games of our favourite Men in Blue and playing fantasy cricket games in 11Wickets App is one of the most thrilling parts of being a cricket fan. 

The daily fantasy cricket games can be as fun as spectating live games and even rewards you as much when you win. 

When playing online fantasy cricket, you surely have already encountered the best of the best cricketers playing internationally. Here is a list of some of the best cricketers who have scored thousands of runs for India! 

Sachin Tendulkar 

With 24 years in the professional field, Sachin became one of the most renowned cricketers. He has a good record in both bowling and batting. As a captain of the Indian cricket team, Sachin led the way to win the 2003 Cricket World Cup trophy. 

Even today, Sachin is still a holder of various legacies that he has earned before he ended his professional career in 2013. He is the only player to have a hundred international centuries scored, a double century in an ODI and over 30,000 runs on the international field. 

Credited as the greatest batsman of his generation and probably cricket history, Sachin’s success isn’t limited in the cricket field. Using his exemplary sportsmanship, he had achieved various awards and recognitions in his country and the world. 

Sachin had already received a handful of awards from the government of India including the highest Civilian Award and an honorary rank in the Indian Air Force. In addition to all his achievements are tons of business brand promotions. 

Kapil Dev 

This legendary cricketer is honoured in many forms of art, literature and even films in India. Known for his iconic hits of sixes and fours, Dev was a capable all-rounder as a right-handed bowler and batter. Having both medium and fast bowling, Dev was also nicknamed The Haryana Hurricane in his domestic cricket career. 

As captain, he led the way to one of the legendary moments in Indian cricket when the Men in Blue went home as victors from the 1983 Cricket World Cup. 

Dev competed with other great cricketers of his time (1978-1994) but he still earned a couple of recognitions including India’s Cricketer of the Century (2002). Decades after his retirement, Dev stands as the sole player who holds the record for taking more than 400 wickets and scoring more than 5,000 runs in Tests. 

Dev was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Sunil Gavaskar 

Sunil ‘Sunny’ Manohar Gavaskar is one cricketer who is in line for the name of the greatest opening batsman in Indian cricket history. During his prime, Sunny has tons of awards under his name including the most Test runs and Test centuries scored. Gavaskar held the record the Kapil Dev broke in 2005, two decades after Gavaskar’s reign. 

Gavaskar combated his foes’ fast bowling with his own technique. Earning his team multiple outs and runs, he is the Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year (1971) and Wisden Cricketer of the Year (1980). He and Kapil Dev regularly swapped the captaincy every good and bad run of the Indian Cricket Team. 

Sunny holds a number of Indian civilian honours (Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan). For his cricket achievements, he was granted the Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India. 

Vijay Hazare 

Playing professional from 1946 to 1953, Vijay Samuel Hazare was the captain of the Indian Cricket team for Tests (1951 to 1953). This iconic cricketer led the first team that scored the first Test cricket win for India. 

He was recognized as a strong batter before his last match in March 1953. He had done many first records in the history of Indian cricket such as becoming the first Indian cricketer to score two triple centuries and scoring a century in three successive matches. 

Hazare’s name is honoured by a domestic cricket trophy- the Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

Virat Kohli 

Currently, at the helm of today’s Indian Cricket Team, Virat Kohli is a middle-order batter and right-arm medium bowler. At a young age of 20, Kohli led the Indian Cricket team in 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup where they finished victoriously. 

Kohli holds a number of records including the fastest century by an Indian cricketer, fastest 17 centuries by any batsman, and first batter to have five consecutive half-century or more scores (two separate occasions) in ODI Cricket. Because of his achievements in the One Day Internationals, Kohli has already received the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2012 and became a top-ranked batsman in 2013. 

Aside from holding the position of captain of the Men in Blue, Kohli holds tons of brand. 

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