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Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time

Top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Cricket, a gentle man’s game was invented a long time ago. Since then there are many players who represented their respective countries and some players even managed to get their name in the history. Of the many facets presented by the game of cricket, most men will agree that batting is the one most distinctly enjoyable and  delightful. Few players have managed to etch their name in list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time in cricket. Here let’s take a look at the top 10 greatest batsman of all time.

 

10. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Sanath Jayasuriya one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sanath Jayasuriya is in number 10 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sanath Jayasuriya is ranked 10th in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time. Sanath Teran Jayasuriya, revolutionized One Day International batting with his aggressive tactics , a strategy they first tried on the preceding tour of Australia. The tactic used was to take advantage of the early fielding restrictions by smashing the opening bowlers to all parts of the cricket ground, particularly by lofting their deliveries over the mandatory infielders, rather than the established tactic of building up momentum gradually. He has torn apart almost every bowler in his era and he was named the Player Of the Tournament during the 1996 World Cup which was won by Lanka. The strange fact is that he made his international debut for Sri Lanka as a Slow Left arm Orthodox bowler and a middle order batsman in the year 1989 and retired as a successful opening batsman across all formats in the year 2011. Even though his career average both in Tests and ODI’s are on the lower side, he can give his team a blistering start to their innings and that gives him a place in our Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time. And it is quite justified to include his name in the list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time.

It is always a massive compliment to someone to say they changed the game, and his storming innings in the 1996 World Cup changed everyone’s thinking about how to start innings”- Glenn McGrath on Jayasuriya’s approach during 1996 World Cup.

 

9. Jacques Kallis (South Africa) one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

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Jacques Kallis is in number 9 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Jacques Henry Kallis, a complete All-Rounder is the only cricketer in the history of the game to hold more than 13,000 runs and 250 wickets in both one day and Test match cricket. Nobody can ignore him if you are asked to compile a list of top 10 greatest batsmen of all time. Kallis has played over 150 Tests and boasts a batting average of just under 57 runs per innings. Being a consistent performer in all formats, Kallis is regarded as the only threat for Sachin Tendulkars’s batting records in tests. He is undoubtedly one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. He has scored 44 test tons just 7 behind the Master Blaster and trails him by just 2500 runs with the latter has played 34 matches more than Kallis. At 37, he is still rock solid and consistent in all departments. That makes him number 9 in our list for Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time.

“Whether on the front or back foot, he plays well on the on and off-side. He is not Brain Lara or Ricky Ponting in terms of aggression or flair but he is rock solid and, added to that, has every shot in the book. Also his cover drive, straight drive and flick off the hip are right up there in terms of execution and attractiveness”Micheal Vaughan, Former England Captain

 

8. Rahul Dravid (India)

Rahul Dravid one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Rahul Dravid is in number 8 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

This unbreakable wall occupies the 8th rank in our list of top 10 greatest batsmen of all time

Rahul Sharad Dravid is known for his technique, and had been one of the best batsmen for the Indian cricket team. In the beginning, he was known as a defensive batsman who should be confined to Test cricket, and was dropped from the ODI squad due to a low strike rate. However in a period of his career, he began consistently scoring runs in ODIs as well, earning him the name THE WALL of Indian Cricket. Dravid has scored 36 centuries in Tests at an average of 53.19 and in one-dayers, he has an average of 39.49. He is one of the few players whose Test average is better at away than at home, averaging almost five runs more in foreign pitches. Everyone praises Sachin Tendulkar. He may be a genius in his own right, but , Rahul Dravid is an artist. One can’t get a better pleasure than watching Dravid’s defence tactics, his strokes, his cuts. Known for his calmness, Dravid made number 3 position in the Indian Test side as his own with his ability to play a long innings and holding an innings together. In 2011 test series against England, he opened the batting in place of injured Gautam Gambhir and carried his bat throughout the innings. Due to some poor performances, he called it a day in 2012. But there is no denial to the fact that he is one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. The youngsters of this Twenty20 generation should learn how to be patient and to build an innings from Dravid. He deserve a place in anybody’s list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time. This gives “Jammy” the number 8 spot in our list for Top 10 greatest batsman of all time.

“It does not get better than what Rahul Dravid did in this Test (the 2003 Test at Adelaide where he scored 233 and 72*). His batting was outstanding. Everyone has already exhausted superlatives so I would not bother myself with any additional praise but you could be sure my admiration for him has grown tremendously”Allan Border, Former Aussie Skipper on Dravid’s match winning knocks in 2003 Adelaide Test.

 

7. Ricky Ponting (Australia), one of the top 10 greatest batsmen of all time

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Ricky Ponting is in number 7 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Ricky Thomas Ponting is the former Australian captain who is considered one of the best batsman of his era and one among the top 10 greatest batsmen of all time as well. Ponting is an aggressive competitor, as manifested in his on-field conduct. According to former Australian captain Allan Border, what you see with Ponting is what you get, and “he wears his heart on his sleeve. He is one among the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. Despite being widely renowned as the best player of the hook and pull shots in the world, Ponting is equally adept on both the front and back foot. After being involved in over 160 Tests and 370 ODIs, Ponting is Australia’s leading run-scorer in Test and ODI cricket. He is one of only four players in history to have scored 13,000 Test runs. As a player he is also the only cricketer in history to be involved in 100 Test victories. Nicknamed Punter, Ponting takes away  the number 7 spot in our list for Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time. You may love him or you may hate him but you can never ignore his name from the list of top 10 greatest batsmen of all time.

“Ricky Ponting RETIRES…. ONE OF THE GREATS! I always got excited playing AUS, so I could watch him bat up close. Well done Punter!” -England Batsman on Ponting’s Retirement.

 

6. Brain Lara (West Indies), one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

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Brian Lara is in number 6 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Brian Charles Lara,  is a former West Indian international cricketer. He is generally regarded as one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. Lara also holds the record for the highest individual score in a test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. He is the only batsman to have ever scored a hundred, a double century, a triple century, a quadruple century and a quintuple century in first class games in his career. Lara also holds the test record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by South Africa’s Robin Peterson. So he is undoubtedly one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. A test average of 52.88 and an ODI average of 41 shows how good a player he was for West Indies during his days. He was also the only person in his era who was compared to the Legendary Sachin Tendulkar. He also had the record for most runs in test cricket which was later broken by Sachin. Being inducted into ICC Hall of fame in January 2012, Brain Lara takes the number 6 position in our list for  Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time.

“Playing against him was a good test of your skills. Brian Lara is probably the only other guy in world cricket that pushed me like Tendulkar” – Brett Lee,Former Aussie Fast Bowler.

 

5. Sunil Gavaskar (India)

Sunil Gavaskar one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sunil Gavaskar is in number 5 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sunil Gavaskar is a former cricketer who played India in the 1970’s and 1980’s. He is regarded as one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time and one of the greatest opening batsman in cricket history. Gavaskar set world records during his career for the most Test runs and most Test centuries scored by any batsman. He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin in 2005. Gavaskar was widely admired for his technique against pace bowling with a astonishing average of 65.45 against the West Indies, who had a four-pronged fast bowling attack comprising of Micheal Holding, Joel Garner, Andy Roberts, Malcom Marshall who are regarded as the most vicious pace bowling combination in Test history.While Gavaskar could not be described as an attacking batsman, he had the ability of keeping the scoreboard ticking with unique shots such as the “late flick”. His focus of technical correctness over flair meant that his style of play was usually less suited to the shorter form of the game, at which he had less success.  He is undoubtedly one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time.  Awarded the prestigious Col CK Naydu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India in 2012, Sunny Gavaskar takes the number 5 position in our list for  Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time.

“It’s my approach, my view that Sunny Gavaskar is the greatest batsman I have come across. He has opened the innings against genuine fast bowlers like Holding, Roberts, Croft and Garner. He has made more runs away from India – in the West Indies, Australia and England,” Gary Sobers, Former West Indies All-Rounder.

 

4. Sir Garfield Sobers (West Indies), one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sir Garfield Sobers one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sir Garfield Sobers

Garfield Sobers is a former West Indian cricketer who played cricket between 1954 and 1974 is widely considered one of cricket’s greatest all-rounder and one among the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. In 1958, he created a record for the highest individual score in an innings, which was not broken for 36 years until Lara scored 375 in 1994. Sobers was given the honourable “Knighthood” by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the game. Sobers became the first player ever to hit six sixes in a single over of six consecutive balls. This tally of 36 runs in an over. In 2000 Sobers was named by a 100-member panel of experts as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Century. The International Cricket Council (ICC) inaugurated the “Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy” which is awarded annually to the player selected by ICC as its Player of the Year. Richie Benaurd described Sobers as “the greatest all-round cricketer the world has seen” has been given the number 4 position in our list for  Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time.

“I suppose I can gain some consolation from the fact that my name will be permanently in the record books”Malcolm Nash after being hit for six sixes in an over by Gary Sobers in 1968

 

3. Sir Vivian Richards (West Indies)

Sir Vivian richards one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sir Vivian Richards is in number 3 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

 Sir Vivian Richards is one of the all time greatest batsmen of the game.

Vivian Richards was a former West Indian player who refined the term Aggressive Batting in cricket. Richards was a very powerful right-handed batsman with an extremely attacking style and is often regarded as the most devastating batsman that ever played the game by cricketers, journalists and others. His fearless and aggressive style of play, and relaxed but determined demeanor made him a great crowd favourite and a nightmare for opposition bowlers all over the world and makes him one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. The word “swagger” is frequently used to describe his batting style. In his Test career, he scored 8,540 runs in 121 Test matches at an average of 50.23 and holds the record for scoring the fastest-ever Test century, from just 56 balls against England. Given the Knighthood in 1999, Richards is in number 3 in our  list for  Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time.

“His game embraced a contempt for his fate, a fomaing fury, because to him cricket was a game of kill or be killed, a street fighter in which it was left to the umpires to keep peace”Late. Peter Roebuck, renowned Cricket Columnist.

 

2. Sir Donald Bradman ( Australia)

Sir Don Bradman one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sir Don Bradman is in number 2 in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sir Donald Bradman is at number 2 spot in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time. Don Bradman was an Australian Legendary cricketer who is widely acknowledged as the greatest Test batsman of all time. Bradman’s career Test average of 99.94 is statistically recorded as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in sporting history. With just 4 runs needed in his final innings to hold an average of 100.00 in tests, Bradman got out for a duck. He favoured cut shots, pull and hook shots to deal with the bounce and devised a unique grip on the bat handle that would accommodate these strokes without compromising his ability to defend. Employing a side-on stance at the wicket, Bradman kept perfectly still as the bowler ran in. He “used the crease” by either coming metres down the wicket to drive, or playing so far back that his feet ended up level with the stumps when playing the cut, hook or pull. He temporarily adapted his technique during the Bodyline series, deliberately moving around the crease in an attempt to score from the short-pitched deliveries. He was given the Knighthood in 2009. He is undoubtedly one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time. The only reason why Bradman was given the number 2 in our  list for  Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time is because he has scored his majority of his runs against England and during his days the bowlers were not aggressive enough to trouble the batsmen.

“The greatest phenomenon in the history of cricket, indeed in the history of all ball games”- Wisden

 

1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Sachin Tendulkar one of the top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Sachin Tendulkar occupies the number 1 position in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

Who else would be given the no.1 position in our list for  Top 10 Greatest Batsman of All Time other than the God himself  Sachin Tendulkar?

Started playing cricket at a tender age of 16, Sachin holds the majority of batting records in cricket history. He is considered the second best behind Don Bradman in tests and in ODI’s, he is considered the greatest cricketer ever. He was the first to score 10,000 runs in ODI’s and has totally scored 18,426 runs when he retired from ODI’s. In tests, he has accumulated 15645 runs at an average of approximately 54. He was also the first batsman to score a 200 in ODI, score 100 international centuries and 50 centuries in tests. He has faced the most lethal bowlers during his playing days which included the likes of Waqar, Wasim, Akthar, Warne, Muralitharan, McGrath, Lee, Donald and many more. His straight drive is a delight to watch for and his innings against Australia in Sharjah which is also known as desert storm should be considered as one of the greatest innings in cricket history. Tendulkar has added several modern and unorthodox strokes into his repertoire, including the paddle sweep, the scoop over short fine leg and the slash to third man over the slips’ heads, over the last decade.

First man in the planet to score a double hundred and its the superman from India, SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR”- Ravi Shastri on commentary when Sachin scored 200 against the Proteas in an ODI.

I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for a six. I don’t think anyone apart from Don Bradman is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player.”Shane Warne, Legendary Aussie Leg Spinner.

That makes Sachin Tendulkar no. 1 in our list of top 10 greatest batsmen of all time

There is no second thought in conferring him the no 1 rank in our list of top 10 greatest batsman of all time

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89 comments

  1. I think Saurav Ganguly should b at no. 10 position instead of jayasurya.

  2. Ridiculous there is no credible list of the greatest batmen of all time that does not have Donald Bradman at the top of the list. He is so far ahead of the rest he is in a class of his own. Sobers, Ponting, Richards and others are well above him. He is a great batsman but certainly not tav the top of the list. The facts speak for themselves.

    • You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

    • You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

    • You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

    • You are looking at tendulkar in his present form as a 40yr old.. He is.next only to Brahman..let us not forget the way he has destroyed bowling attacks around the world more than any other batsman of his era and for a much longer period than richards..remember the 200 no against the most potent sa bowling attack in 2010 that too in a one dayer where India ended up making 400+ and sa crumbled when batting. Smith amla Kalisz devilliers etc….it’s not for no reason that ambrose mcgrath warne Donald pollock Walsh say that he is the best batsman they have ever bowled too..even at 38 during the sa series in sa and the 2011 wc he was still rated the worlds no.1 batsman whereas Lara had retired much earlier after making his debut 3years after tendulkar..

      • wait i think bradman is da best cricketer n follow by Lara then sachin, this not about the time span playing cricket if you want to look at that, u need to look at the amount matches someone played and the team they played it against, Lara has the highest individual first class n international score, think about it, he is the master in both classes, i think he is better than sachin, sachin played more innings than lara n against team such as Bangladesh, Zimbabwe ect, check statsss

  3. Sourav can never make any greatest list – except within Indian Players.. If you consider Jack Hobbs-George hadley-
    GPollock- Barry Richards.. Sunil gavaskar and Rahul dravid may ending warming bench.

  4. Jeremy Adam Walt

    You all forgot Steve Waugh. A devastating batsman with an unbelievable presence that intimidated other players.

  5. Bowlers were not aggressive at the time of bradmon? I think that there was no restriction on bounce. He faced body line bowling also.

  6. Where is Virender sehwag that so good hitter of ball

  7. Where is the great batsmen Lloyd and Miandad

  8. Dhoni should be in this list… He is best in ODI..

    • Vignesh Ananthasubramanian

      If MSD shld be included in this list, then AB De Villiers and Bevan also shld be included…..as u said MSD is best in ODI’s, these two are also the best……will u agree?????

    • this is the list of TOP 10 not TOP 50…ok

  9. U can nt cmpr the god n sir bradman they both are top n had their own style ov batting! They both should be on top

  10. I think gayle should be on the 5'th place.

    • Hey my dear Please watch above mentioned players past innings in youtube….. Gayle is a hitter only,…. He s not legend.. Cricket is Not a IPL… Its very Hard….. These above players only can able to play in hard pitch as well as test matches…. They are only called Legends…

    • Vignesh Ananthasubramanian

      Chris Gayle??? Are you Serious????

  11. where is aravinda de silva??? world cup winner and stylish batsman…?

  12. Ashwin Shankar

    Indian players Rock (Y).

  13. siddharth kataki

    Job well done, in compiling the list. Sachin Tendulkar rightfully deserves to be at the top. And just as somebody said earlier that fact speaks for itself should not focus on just one aspect. Bradman is a legend and his feat of 99 as average deserves respect. But Tendulkar has got plenty of records to his name, which we all know about. Bradman played mostly in England and Australia and when the away venues are limited the line between conditions fade. Moreover the number of games were limited. So were the injuries and fatigue due to playing too much for a given year. Video footage of a player’s game which highlights the various highs and lows and facilitates the opposition in discovery of the not so strong areas and plan ahead were absent from the scene back then. In short international cricket was more like domestic cricket being played extensively in the counties of GB and parts of Australia. Tendulkar definitely is the greatest batsman of all time even though by a margin.

  14. NO way Sachin can come before Sir Don Bradman

  15. Mian Abdul Raziq

    lora tendulkar

  16. You forget about Steve Waugh, the man for the moment, as well as Allan Border. Both were destructive players who demolished the opposition. When they hit form, you were out for the count, notably, both were captains respectively.

  17. Ashley Rajaratne

    I personally believe that Donald Bradman just edges out Sachin Tendulkar. I respect both if them immensely, and this is coming from a Sri Lankan. I do not think anyone currently could average 99.94. No one has ever come close. After Bradman on the test averages, Graeme Pollock is next, with an average of 60.97. This is almost 39 runs of Bradmans average. The highest average right now of a current player in Kumar Sangakarra, with an average of 56.98. He is far off Bradman. Even though Bradman didnt play many teams, he didn’t have the DRS, which is mainly in batsman’s favours. I believe Sachin Tendulkar is amazing, as he has survived so long and has broken so many records, Bradman is slightly better

  18. I think Don Bradman should have no 1 rank, then is sachin Tendulkar on 2nd, bran Lara must be on 3rd, syeed Anwar on 4th, sir v Richards on 5th

  19. don bradman no 1 , sachin Tendulkar no 2 , b. lara no 3 ,
    Syeed Anwar no 4 , Sir V Richards no 5

  20. why syeed Anwar should be no 4 ??
    1. He was the best match winner batsman
    2. I have never seen him spoiling the balls on pitch
    3. He was always strong from the first ball of the match
    and putting full pressure to the bowlers.
    4. A time was when he was having the leading century records.
    5. While playing he was pretty close talented like Don bradman.
    6. To me he was most technical batsman ever. You must watch is bating please.

  21. what a joke Not a single Pakistani…..where are the legendary Zaheer abbas, javed Miandad, izamam ul haq.

  22. Madhawa dissanayake

    What you think about kumara sangakkara.he will definitly go over tendulkar in test crickert.he is the best batsman after sir don bradman in test crickert.and he is the fastest score 8000,9000 and 10000 and he is the best average batsman in the world played more 100 test matches.. so have you any quection?

  23. Happy to see 3 Indian Batsmans :)

  24. Ajith Periasamy

    Jammy deserves a place ahead of gavaskar…….as far as test cricket is concerned…….such a selfless player….

  25. Tony Paul Thomas

    The list should be:
    Bradman, Tendulkar, Richards, Sobers, Lara, Gavaskar,Ponting, Kallis, Steve Waugh, Dravid,Miandad followed by Sangakara…..

  26. here should be zaheer abbas ,hanif mohammad,javed miandad, inazmam ul haq.

  27. Jacques Kallis at no9 is a joke, the guy has a better average than Tendulkar and also taken nearly 300 test wickets as a bowler, the greatest cricketer ever.

  28. the list is better. i feel smile when people forget the top bowler and fielders name ever. they also forget the one day cricke. they forget varities of pitch of world as well. i fell strange when they forget about the bowlers agresive tendency of this days. so a batsman named Tendulkar scor more than 30000 runs in international cricket is the best ever under cosidering all the situation. any doubt?

  29. Ok, so my team needs 99 to win, I have my last batsman to send in, Bradman or Tendulkar? I send Tendulkar in & he scores his average of 55, we lose the match by 44. If I had of sent Don Bradman in, he scores a century to win the game by a wicket & he finishes not out. Where’s this clowns logic???? The list should be: Bradman, Sobers, Viv Richards, Brian Lara, Wally Hammond, Jack Hobbs, Sachin Tendulkar.

    If you look at these guys, most runs in a series:
    Bradman (974), Hammond (905), Richards (829 in 4 Tests!, best 1 day batsman ever), Sobers (813+), Hobbs (15 opening centuries against Australia), Lara (only man to score Test centuries, double centuries, triple century & quadruple century, twice owning the Test Highest Score Record), Kallis higher average than Sachin & will break his Test aggregate, can bowl & catch too). Even Greg Chappell & Ricky Ponting can lay claim here!

    • Hey GG, rather than records, other things like behavivour, hard work, determination, politeness etc. are also important…..and we all know about SACHIN’s appearance in ground as well as out of stadium. Thanks……..

  30. Great Job……I am agree with the list and also with number 1 i.e. SACHIN as he deserves it.

  31. Kumar sanga is best than sachin

  32. One and only $ H A H I D A F R I D I.

  33. where is javed miandad in this list poor ranking

  34. mahendra sing DHONI should be at no1 position…………no one can replace him…..

  35. this is not about allrounders its about batsmens………

  36. Freddie Howard

    you are on drugs

  37. Freddie Howard

    there is no kiwis either get over it

  38. Freddie Howard

    be modest

  39. Freddie Howard

    dont think Sachin should be number 1 , because Bradman was successful for his whole career, and Sachin for the last 2 or 3 years has been pretty average, and he probably is not even god enough any more for India

  40. sachin tendulkar has played for almost 25 years in both formats of the game….and i dont think bradman has done that……there may be some up and down in the performance…. but it doesnt matter….. a player simply cant play for so long scoring heavily in both the formats unless he is sachin…….he is the best and he deserves the no. one spot……respect..!!!!!!!!

  41. sachin is god of cricket never fill this place even bradman also

  42. sachin is god of cricket never fill this place even bradman also

  43. Really!? whats ironical is people think they are wiser than the players who has spent decades on the ground, basing arguments on purely on averages is just ignorance. and richards, pointing and sobers better than him?i'd dare say none of them matches his records,passion and pressures faced.We all know most of the rest of the world is dying inside with jealousy and dont accept his greatness because of his nationality. get over it, he is indian and he is the greatest.

  44. Jitendra pawar

    only sachin tendulkar is king of cricket.

  45. It's true sachin is number one….He played both one days and test. ….His behaviour was good in the gentleman's game

  46. It's true sachin is number one….He played both one days and test. ….His behaviour was good in the gentleman's game

  47. Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

    what about AB de Villiers?

  48. how can bradman be no. 2 with an average of 99.94

  49. What abt miandad, Greg Chappell, Geoff Boycott, kenBarrington, jack Hobbs , Clive Lloyd, Rohan kanhai,

  50. Sir Donald Bradman should be at number 1 position. NO batsman matches his class ….
    the greatest batsman of the universe … almost 100 runs average in test matches … incredible ….

  51. freddie howard … do you realy know about cricket….?? how a
    batsman can have such huge record while active for 2-3 years????? it is the different think who is batter ,,,, but dont make such stupid comment.. #from – imran

  52. Freddie Howard

    Muhammad Imran i would know more than u bro, your just a biased Asian

  53. Freddie Howard Freddie Howard sorry bro if you got hurt.. being bias is an human nature…… we love sachin and you know very well…. we never put disrespectful comments on sir donald …. we know all scarifies of him…. he is not a great batsman but great person also.. according to his performance it is impossible to think any one greater than him …. but you know the type of cricket of those time … the gap between the test match was almost one month or 2 week ….. there is no media pressure… there is no hasty schedule … even sir donald also told … he sees himself in sachin … you cannot compare clark and steev waugh… both are from different era..

  54. Farzan bhai .. we are talking about batsman .. ;)

  55. Freddie Howard hahahah you are absolutely RIGHT!!!
    lol @ drugs

  56. Muhammad Imran NO …. you are just talking about Indians :/
    try to think bigger ….
    what I think is … the list is a SHIT!
    try to be a gentle man …. not a shitty crap hole :/

    • Dear .. Md Hassan .. dont be emotional.. if we will talk about baller then indian will be not there … and i have no problem with it…
      what I think is … the list may be SHIT!
      try to be a gentle man …. not a shitty crap hole :/

  57. Freddie Howarddude..ms dhoni is the only batsman who deserves to be in the first position…if not then tell me who can replace him…….his avg in odi is greater than sachin … dont forget that he comes to bat at no 6 position…

  58. Mohammed Hilal ohhh come on :S cricket is not just 'ODIs' … and to be very frank .. dhoni is good hitter, but being a classic batsman is something else …. and I stand my grounds that Sir Donald Bradman is the only man who was truly born to bat …. NO OTHER BATSMAN OF THE 'UNIVERSE' can replace him….
    I have a lot of respect for Sachin, not being a batsman but he was also a great man … once he refused to act in some alcoholic advertisement by saying that 'money is not everything, there are also other values for which one should live… hats off to you Sachin…
    but my friend … my list for greatest batsmen starts from Sir Donald Bradman on the top….. Sachin 2nd … and Dhoni is nowhere in the "TOP 10" …..

  59. Sir Donald Bradman should be number one. No one can compare to his average of 99.94. Sachin doesn’t even have the highest average of modern players. Yes he scored more runs, against more countries, but he played a lot more innings. To say Bradman only played against a four countries so his runs don’t count is a joke. Would people dismiss Sachins runs in 50 years because he didn’t score runs against say the USA and China who are test nations in 50 years? I think not. You can only play against who is available.

    Bradman played in a time of uncovered wickets, with no helmets and little protection.

  60. Dude do you know about cricket……do you know how many times dhoni played the inning,mostly he didn't get chance to play, sometimes he made 5-10 runs with notout and sometimes he played but his average always maintain that's why his average is more than the Sachin and listen one more thing you wait next future of dhoni till he will take retire then you compare how made more run with average.

  61. Ravi Kumar Shakya dont u have sense man……look at his runs…he scored 8000+ runs in quick time than sachin….that tooo at position six

  62. Mohammed Hilal O come on…
    as I said 'batting is not about ODIs only' ….
    he's just a 'tuller' … no technicality as we have seen in dravid ….
    so … dhoni is nowhere in the top10 ….

  63. Where does chanderpaul stand as a world batsman

  64. Aniket Rajendra Kunte

    y r totally wrng dear I think there is no position for Sachin where Sachin he is selfly one position in cricket which is greater than even one position so it doesn't matter who got 1 position

  65. Aniket Rajendra Kunte Sorrry Aniket bhai (bro) . please use fullstops aslo .. ;)
    obviously he is more than of that position according to me
    Actually it is not the matter .. who is great
    you may put him in any any position … but please dont insult him
    he gives his more than 30 years to cricket …..
    and some one told him (who knows cricket more than me )…. "Sachin for the last 2 or 3 years has been pretty average ( <3 Freddie Howard <3 ) " ….. !!!!!!
    how can I digest ?

  66. abhishek uniyal

    Where is Rahul dravid

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