There are some wonderful cricket players who play the sport all over the world. However, some of these players are true world stars. Here are 5 players who every cricket fan knows about:
1. Sachin Tendulkar
He is by far the most famous cricket player in the world. Known as the “little master”, Sachin is famous for being the best batsman in the modern era. He holds various records, such as being the only player to score 200 in a One Day International game. The crowning moment of his career wasIndia’s world cup win last year.
2. Kevin Pieterson
Born in South Africa, but playing for England, Pieterson is never without controversy. However, it is his skills with the bat that make him so loved both inside and outside England.
3. Shahid Afridi
The pin up boy for Pakistan cricket, Afridi burst onto the scene 10 years ago by scoring the fastest 100 (off 37 balls) in cricket history. While he is definitely inconsistent, he has proven himself a regular match winner.
4. Ricky Ponting
One of the greatest servants to Australian cricket. A wonderful batsman and a great skipper in his heyday, Ponting has won everything there was to win with the national team.
5. Jacques Kallis
This veteran South African all rounder is one of the best players in the world, to this day. While he has never won major honors with his country, he is still regarded as a top class performer.
Joining a cricket team is not difficult. However, it does depend on where you are living. If you are in the United States, cricket is not a huge sport in the country. However, that does not mean that there are not plenty of clubs that play cricket on pitches across the country. The best way to find a team is to use the internet. Most clubs have websites, or at least some online information. This way you can email or call someone from the club and see if you can join, or have a trial with them.
Asking around is also a good way to join a cricket team. Didn’t catch that? This explains it. Chances are that Indians or Pakistanis will know if there are cricket clubs in the area. Asking your sub continental friends might be the best way to find good clubs that you can play at.
Even if there is no club near where you live, you will probably find people who play for fun. Cricket can be played on any hard and true surface. Instead of playing with the harder cricket ball, people play with taped tennis balls so that nothing gets damaged.
Either way, you should be able to have a good time playing this sport.