1. Sir Vivian Richards:
The most destructive batsman of his era, Vivian Richards was a magnificent batsman who out-performed everyone in his time. No bowler had the formula to him down and he use to play with the ball sending runs in all directions, be it covers, mid-wicket or square leg. Such was the zeal in his style of batting. Sir Richards was a master of cricket with a marvellous record of 8000 plus runs including 24 centuries and 45 half-centuries in 121 test matches. He created history by scoring the fastest test century in a mere 56 balls against England at St. John’s in 1986. His knock of 110 not out, was enough to beat England by 240 runs that also gave him the honour of the man of the match. Sir Richards record has still not been beaten and its only Misbah who is the closest to it. But with the adoption of T-20 cricket, it looks soon to be surpassed.