Cricket is a fascinating game.It finds it charm and attraction in its diversity.Though it was quite a simple game initially when it originated somewhere in the south of England.But with time,the changes made in its rule and the players itself made it more interesting and fun to watch.All-rounders in cricketing terms are known as the players who can bat as well as bowl.Cricket has quite a few brilliant all-rounders who were simply a manifestation of pure immense talent.Here is the list of some of the best all-rounders in the history of cricket who made cricket more fum to watch:
- Imran Khan
Imran Khan,former Pakistani batting all-rounder,was born in mianwali who has now turned into a politician.When he was young,he got inspired by his cousins who played cricket at national level.When he started bowling,he was made fun of. Nobody believed he could become a fast bowler because of his unorthodox action.But after his long and resilient efforts, he caught everbody’s eye.He was a of such charismatic personality that is found quite rarely in the history of cricket.He was the captain of the Pakistani team who won the world cup in 1992.They,in that final,fought like cornered tigers and eventually succeded.
- Sir Ian Botham
Sir Ian Botham,former English bowling all-rounder,is ranked high amongst the top all-rounders in the history of cricket.He was the fastest bowler to take 100 wickets,a record that seems quite difficult for anyone to surpass.He had an average of 33.41 in tests which is quite good for a bowling all-rounder.Sir Ian Botham was also included in the list of 100 greats of all time.He made his debut in 1976.After a fascinating career,He retired from cricket in 1992.
- Shahid Afridi
Shahid Khan Afridi also known as lala is rated to be the most destructive Pakistani all-rounders of all time.He has hit over 350 sixes through out his career greater than any other batsman in the world.He smacked a 37 ball century against Srilanka.This century remained the fastest century in the history of cricket for quite sometime until Ab de Villiers smacked a 31 ball ton.He has also take over 300 wickets in ODI’s.All in all he was a player that cricket would remember for a long long time even after his retirement.
- Shane Watson
Shane Watson,former Australian batting all-rounder,is termed to one of the most finest all-rounders of his time.He was quite destructive e with the bat as he has strike rate over 130.He was nothing less with a ball in his hand.He was rated no.1 all-rounder quite a times in his career.He opened the innings for Australia with the bat and came at the middle overs with the bowl.
Shakib-ul-hassan, current Bangladeshi captain,is a left arm batting all-rounder.He throughout his career has achieved the position of the best all-rounder.He has a huge fan following back in Bangladesh even greater than their politicians or movie stars,greater than any other player of Bangladesh.Shakib-ul-hassan has played a key role in the success of Bangladeshi cricket and still hopes to carry on with his efforts.