10 Most Popular Cricketers in the World
Nowadays, cricket’s popularity is increasing day by day. Its because of some superstars of cricket. Here is The List of “Most Popular Cricketers” all time. These cricket players having great fame in all formats of cricket Test, ODI and T20. Some of them are bigger then just a cricketer and has a great brand value.
1. M S Dhoni
M. S. Dhoni is the most popular cricketer around the world in this modern era beating all records of Sachin Tendulkar. One of the Best Wicket-Keepr Batsmen of all time. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the most famous and successful captain of the Indian national cricket team in all three forms of the game and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He led the Indian team to the number one position in ICC rankings in Test cricket for the first time. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2011 ICC ODI Cricket Worldcup.Dhoni is the first Indian player who achieve the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2 Consictive Years, 2008 and 2009. He recived many more awards like the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna’ award and the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour in 2009. The TIME magazine added him in its “Time 100″ list of 100 most influential people of 2011. SportsPro has rated MS Dhoni as the 16th most remarkable athlete in the world. London School of Marketing’s list listed MS Dhoni as 9th most marketable athlete in the world. That’s shows the popularity of M. S. Dhoni.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Little Master, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time (After Don Bredmen). He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the first player to score a double century in ODI cricket. He also holds the world record for playing highest number of Test and ODI matches. Retired from Test Matches After Playing 200 Test Matches.
3. Shahid Afridi
4. Wasim Akram
5. Shoaib Akhtar
6. Brian Lara
7. Chris Gayle
8. Lasith Malinga