Top Ten Best Batsmen Of All Time In Cricket

Cricket is the game of batsman. Cricket is so called the batsmen game because it is totally in the favor of batsman. Batting is more popular in cricket than bowling and so are batsman than bowler. But, still there are few batsman in the world who are recognized in cricket history due to their amazing batting. It isn't easy to be a good batsman but, there are 10 batsman in this list of top batsman who have proved themselves to be the greatest batsman in cricket. Here is the list of top 10 batsmen of all time in cricket.
Below is the list of top ten best batsmen of all time in the history of cricket

10. Rahul Dravid:
Known from the name "The Wall", Rahul Dravid has all the favor to be in the list of top ten batsman. He has amazing ability in defense and play with patience. He has played very crucial innings in test cricket and ODI cricket for numerous occasion to save India. He average near to 53 in test cricket and near to 40 in ODI also suggests the same. One of the most classical batsman in cricket, Rahul Dravid made to the list of greatest batsman of all time in 10th spot.
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9. Jack Hobbs:
Jack Hobbs was born in 19th century and the bowling used to dominant batting totally. Most the bowlers in that period have bowling average less than 20 and it was very hard being a batsman at that time. But, the man Jack Hobbs from England proved he was one of the best batsman with his amazing batting. In the carrier of 61 matches he, scored 15 centuries at an average of 56.94 runs and is listed in the greatest batsman at 9th spot.
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8. Wally Hammond:
Another very excellent cricketer from England made the list of top ten greatest batsman of All Time, Wally Hammond. He is the best batsman ever in England team. With an average of 58.45 and 7249 runs, he is renounces as the one of the greatest batsman of all time.
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7. Jacques Kallis:
One of the most talented cricketer in world cricket, Jacques Kallis is one of the greatest batsman in world. He is not only a good batsman but, is an excellent all rounder as well. But, with an average of over 45 in ODI and over 55 in test cricket, he is in the list of top ten greatest batsmen at 7th spot.
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6. Viv Richards:
One of the giants of West Indian cricket is Viv Richards. He was totally known for his aggressive but, controlled batting. With the average of over 50 in test and 47 in ODI cricket, Viv Richards in the 6th spot of greatest batsman of all time.
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5. Brian Lara:
Who does not know Brian Lara in cricket. Another strong West Indian Brian Lara was always known for his long inning in test cricket. The record for highest individual runs in test cricket 400* runs and in first class cricket 501* runs is in the name of Brian Lara. With his classical batting, Brian Lara is in the list of greatest batsman of all time at 5th spot.
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4. Garfield Sobers:
One of the greatest all rounder in cricket history is also the one the best batsman in cricket world. Another batsman for Caribbean, Garfield Sobers had very elegant shots and great pair of hands. Talking about his batting tells the whole story. He has an batting average of 57.78 in test cricket with an highest score of 365* runs.
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3. Ricky Ponting:
Ricky Ponting with no doubt is the greatest of player in cricket history. He is classical yet good striker of ball. One of the most popular batsman in Australia has all credit to be in the list of Greatest Batsman of all time. One of the highest run makers in his era, Ricky Ponting is in 3rd spot of greatest batsman of all time.
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2. Sir Don Bradman:
If we are talking about greatest batsman then, he does not need explanation to remain in 2nd spot of best batsmen of all time. Though Don Bradman was not consistent but, when he was in form, no one could stop him. It was like an honor for bowler to take the wicket of Don Bradman. He does not need any explanation, his batting average of 99.94 tells the whole story.
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1. Sachin Tendulkar :
If you have little hint of cricket then, you most have known about Sachin Tendulkar because if its about batting in cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the best. Test cricket records and ODI cricket records of batting is totally dominated by Sachin Tendulkar. Record for most runs and centuries is also under the name of Sachin Tendulkar.
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The records of Sachin Tendulkar are as tall as Mount Everest, I can hardly see another reaching that mark. So, Without any doubt, Sachin Tendulkar tops the list of "Top Ten Greatest Batsmen Of All Time".

91 comments:

Ranjit said...

I think Don Bradman is the best because he had made such an extraordinary records by just playing 52 matches, still good record.

Anonymous said...

Bradman was,is and will alwayz b da greatest Batsman in cricket history....his average of 99.94 can never me matched..................

Anonymous said...

more than 50000 runs bradman made onli against england so he is not the best , sachin is the best

David said...

To the muppet who left a comment on december 2
1. Your a idiot.

LEARN YOUR FACTS... England and Australia where the best cricket nations back then, when he played against India, south africa and the west indies he averaged 201, 174 and 74. If he had more opportunity to play against these contries i'm sure he would have scored more.
When you look at sachins stats (they are amazing don't get me wrong) he has played 122 more tests so his runs are always going to be better... Read this and learn,

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/474951.html

Anonymous said...

i think sachin tendulkar is god of cricket....................Razzaq

samarth said...

i think Sir Don Bradman is the best because of his enormous average of 99.94 and sachinn cannot level this.Not only sachin,no other batsmen in cricket con level this

prashant said...

...looking at statistics and all circumstances, anyone can say that Sir Don Bradman is much superior than any other batsman in the world...i think this list is giving wrong impression out of blind love for Sachin Tendulkar...

Ravi said...

no one can compare with sachin. sachin is the best.

Anonymous said...

hey david one thing is for sure u r the greatest idiot of all time. u dont know even abc of cricket.

john said...

@ david , dude cricket is not only test cricket . what about sachin's one day record . do u see anyone reaching near to that ?? how about scoring 200 in the one day ?

Anonymous said...

sachin rocks even in australian crowd more than bradman...and australia is bradmans country... about 67% of australians said sachin was greater than bradman(polls conducted by australian daily).
...and also bradman never played against worlds best team that is australia..and sachin has higest no. of records against australia..how abt that?

Anonymous said...

Though art all wrong. Father Zeus knows best. Learn from father.

1. George Headley (WI)
2. M.Sathasivam (SL)
3. Gary Sobers (WI)
4. Don Bradman (AUS)
5. Viv Richards (WI)
6. Victor Trumper (AUS)
7. Graeme Pullock (SA)
8. Rohan Kanhai (WI)
9. Brian Lara (WI)
10. Aravinda de Silva (SL)

Note that Sachin, Kallis and Ponting are nowhere in this picture altgough they are top class players.

Zeus Jnr.

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Avirag said...

sachin is great

Avirag said...

hey u all i wanna say that in bradman time format of cricket was quit easy than now coz at that time there was no third umpire and all decisions went in batsman favor..and now one has to be prepared for all formats of cricket weather test.oneday or t20...and ya definetly sachin has played for 21 yrs which is appreciable and if any budy says that if bradmab played for so long and in sachin"s era he would have done much better then he will be stupid...coz bradman has played only 52 matchs thats it...nd no budy has balls to play so long...and deffinetly if he played so long...his average would have been down...so...SACHIN IS GOD OF CRICKET...AND NO ONE CAN COMPARE HIM FROM ANY BODY EVEN WITH BRADMAN

Anonymous said...

You all are wrong. Best is Sanath Jayasuriya. Not only batting, amazing bowling and fantastic fielding.

gurpreet singh said...

sachin are ihe best betsman in the all world because he played many matches and become hihgest runs in all format.the bradman are good player but sachin is the top and he is the cricket of god.

Anonymous said...

sachin is the best of all time just bcoz back in bradman's time the amount of cricket played was much less & the amount of pressure of expectation he carried in those times is no where close to what sachin has on his shoulders since the last 20 yrs or so & hasn't he done well .......to play both the formats of cricket for so long and still have a average of over 45 in odi's & 56 in test means somethin....moreover after the initial stages of his odi career he has opened the innings & faced the new ball in odi's & has scored 97 international centuries ...come guyz to have such a record means somethin...n without a doubt he s the best of all time till date n no 1 is close to him at this moment........guyz lets cheer for india in the wc ....i guess the only sachin is missin ...is the world cup....

suraj said...

samarth, u r idiot and foolish cricket fan.....
i know that bradmans average is 99.94, but look at the sachins performance.sachin is the god of cricket,and nobody can compare him

shanu said...

bradman is not better then sachin. because he played against two are three country. but sachin played more then 15 see 2011 world cup.

shanu said...

My dream team in cricket. 1.SACHIN 2.SHEWAG 3.RICHERDS 4.LARA 5.KALLIS 6.UMAR AKMAL 7.GILGRIST 8.KLUSNER 9.WARNE 10.HOLDING 11.MGRATH 12.POLLACK 13.POLLARD 14.FLINTOFF 15.AMLA.

Anonymous said...

i think brad man is no1 not sachin tandulkar

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Anonymous said...

my top 10 are
1. don bradman
1. sachin tendulkar
3. viv richards
4. george headly
5. wally hammonds
6. garry sobers
7. brian lara
8. gream pollock
9. barry richards
10.jacks kallis

sachin and bradman are both no.1 because u cant compare players from 2 very different era both have merits and demerits in their times. and that is in not their hand

Anonymous said...

Doubt if Don Bradman could have had the same average if he plays as much as or as frequent as sachin. The longevity, fitness, form is just mind boggling. Bradman's average is unrealistic so is sachin's longevity and the form he showed for 21 years and he is still going strong. It's time that he is atleast considered on par with Bradman if not above him.

Pras said...

i agree with that list but all those who said that donny was better than sachin just look at all the records that sachin has made.

rahul said...

all you guys saying bradman is best must look at his competition. the standard of playing is much higher now

Bradman Wins said...

Anyone here saying that Bradman is not the #1 cricketer in the world is kidding themselves. No single player has ever left such a mark on the game as him. Because of the wars he was restricted so much more than any of the other greats of cricket. He also never really played the minor continents that struggled at cricket, just as we see Murali doing in this present day to get more wickets then Warne. Sachin and Richards are great, but Bradman is single handedly the greatest cricketer the world will ever see. 99.94, Sachin can read it and weep.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how pple can call Bradman the best??... he is surely in the league of his own... n probably the bravest of them all... but he played in an era w/o strategies... the only strategy was bodyline bowling... also an era with no spinners and no world teams... on pitches that cannot be compared to the pitches of 70s-90s or the pitches of today... pitches these days especially in the Indian subcontinent benefit the batsman... but Sachin played in the 90s... home and away and yet managed to break records... of course Bradman is a legend but it is wrong to compare batsmen of yesteryears with the competitive sport that is played today... batsmen in Bradman era did average in the 60s... but yes, Bradman beat 'em all... but there was barely any fielding strategy or Jonty type efforts... it is only white propaganda of downplaying Sachin or Lara... both in my opinion deserve better marks... n Ponting has records... but is not a delight to watch as much as Sachin, Lara, Mark Waugh, Viv Richards or other legends... hence Ponting is a straight no in y opinion...

Anonymous said...

Bradman is very easily the best of all time, if he played as many games and innings as Tendulkar has Bradman would have over 150 TEST match centuries to his name

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Anonymous said...

The batsman having highest average next to the Don was just 50+ compared to 99.94...in sachin's case, even Kallis avg is MORE in tests than sachin...sachin has played max matches for the records..not like the Don in very few matches...it is a SIN comparing the two...!

Anonymous said...

b4 accepting the truth, it is essential to keep aside personal bias...comparing sachin with Bradman and saying he is better is mockery of cricket...!

inefekt said...

Why am I not surprised that an Indian website lists Sachin as the greatest batsman ever even though there is a veritable statistical gulf between him and Bradman. It is sheer lunacy and blind devotion to their fellow countryman that Indians place Sachin above Bradman while most sane, intelligent analysts have absolutely no hesitation in putting Bradman at the top of their lists.
Bradman averaged 110 in his final year of test cricket at aged FORTY. Bradman averaged 110 in nearly 100 innings in Sheffield Shield cricket.
Bradman scored multiple triple and quadruple centuries in first class and test cricket, Sachin has ZERO scores above 300 in any form of cricket.
Bradman missed 7 years of test cricket due to WW2, his peak years as a batsman were tragically lost. He would have made 15000 plus runs at well over 100 had it not been for these lost years. As it stands, even without these 'lost years' his test record is incomparable and defies belief.
Indian fans, take off your blinkers, Sachin cannot compare to the likes of Sobers let alone Bradman.

Anonymous said...

i ask where is m.yousuf who break a 30 years record of vivan richard

Anonymous said...

Bradman is easily the best batsmen of all time. It's not negotiable. His average is 99.94 compared to Sachin's 56.

A better discussion would be why is Kallis so low on this list when he has an average of 57 compared to Tendulkar's 56? Kallis has the highest average of this cricket generation, he just doesn't have the media attention he deserves.

Ajinkya said...

dose who feel bradman is superior to sachin-
Leaving avg besides, all things favour d lord sachin.
Bradman played max against england.
Sachin is threat to any oposition thru out d world.
He not only performed in tests, but in odi even no one is miles nesr to him, even he showd is grace in ipl
i:e short n fast cricket.
So scale tilts much heavily in sachins favour.
Crickt is equall to 0 widout the name SACHIN RAMESH TENDULKAR

Ajinkya said...

David- playing cricket at age of 38 is itself an achievment, n at such phase being amongst d runs is even higner achievment.
Ponting almost 36-37 nw., bt is he performing.?
He's lost now.
So wat u hav to say abt dat.

Did bradman or ponting face-
Mcgra, lee, gilespee, WARNE.?
Sachin dominated d records against australia..!!!!!
Ponting is out of IPL, wile sachin leading d team wid 2nd highst run scorer.?

SACHIN is d only batsman in d history from whom crowd expects a 100 every time he bats.
I feel u get ur knowledge....

Anonymous said...

sachin is not the best haggai is the best cricketer in world history

Anonymous said...

I feel that all of u have little knowledge that bradman averages 95.14 in first class cricket and has played 238 first class matches over a span of 20 years from 1928-1948. This is almost equal to sachin's no. Of matches ...
While sachin averages a meagre 59 before him ... Don has 117 hndreds to is name while the master has only 77 if sachin had to face extrodinary bowling attacks and great fielding than don had to face bodyline bouncers and battled poor health throughout his career ..........
I am an indian guys and undoutably sachin is my god ...
But don has proven that he is simply the best .........

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Cooky said...

Jack Hobbs should be higher up the list. He has scored more FIRST CLASS runs and centuries than anyone else. Also, to Ajinkya, if Sachin is expected to get 100 every time he bats, how come his average is 56 compared to Bradman 99.94? I think average is the best statistic in working out the best batsman, because people like Bradman and Hobbs haven't played as many matches as Tendulkar. And how could Ponting play against McGrath, Warne and Lee if he was in the same team as them?

Mr.A said...

@david,
look dude i agree don bradman has got an amazing avg but having an avg like by playing so less no of games(compared to sachin) and that too only in test is not that great.u have to be consistent and and must be able to keep up that avg even after playing so many games.as far as the best batsman of all time is concerned you have to be the best in all formats of the game(not just test).
so undoubtedly SACHIN is the best

jaja said...

I cab't believe this. You are all saying that Tendulkar is better because he scored more runs and that Bradman is inconsistent. Tendulkur never played on a bad wicket and has played way more tests

RJ said...

Is tendulkar a match winner...he is not that lik bradman....Ten has figures,records...what else...donald brad played 234 FA test match.he secured 117 centuries having average 95.14..which is close to his international test avg..it proofs that if don plays more match than 5,it could be 100 or 150,he can maintain his devastating avg...so don is really THE DON of cricket...

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Kash said...

All these people saying that Bradman should be number one need to take into account how cricket has changed since those times. Its much harder to face modern day bowlers and bats barely change over the decades (i mean how much can you engineer a piecce of wood) fielding has significantly improved and people are willing to take more risks due to introduction of more safety gears (helmets - silly point) Additionally sachin tendulkar has faced a much greater variety of bowlers seeming as cricket is WAY more international than it used to be, I think as time goes on it becomes more difficult to be sucessful as a batsman. Also for anyone who does not know much about maths, its more likely you are going to have a higher average if you play less matches (that are against the same teams and bowling style); you divide by less.
Sachin has also been accomplished in more fronts of cricket, including IPL, ODI and Tests! Its unfortunate that Bradman was born at the wrong time because its almost uncomparable to modern day cricket, i would have loved to see him face a modern team though :P

Ashwinmssuv said...

I think Bradman is the greatest batsman.He only played 52 test matches and scored 6996 runs,29 100's,12 200's,and 2 300's.at an average of 99.94.which is incomparable even to sachin Tendulker.

Usman said...

No. Total wrong ranking. Don Bradman is no.1 of all times. Reason is his batting average of 99.96. 2nd one is graeme pollock with average of 60.

Alan said...

Bradman easily number 1 of all time. Anyone who says otherwise has a serious complex. Sachin lucky to beat out Jacques Kallis in any all time list, much less some of the other greats. His average is 56 and that's over many, many test matches so a fair average. He is also in a fortunate era where he can play Bangladesh & Zimbabwe (3 centuries against each including his highest test score of 248). Find me a non-Indian who says any other batter is better than Bradman and I'll find you a goose that can lay golden eggs.

abu............................. said...

my top 10 is
1.sachin tendulkar(ind)
2.brian lara (wi)
3.virendhra sewagh(ind)

Abhi..... said...

Sir Donald Bradman cannot be referred as the greatest batsman of all time...
because there was no limitations of overs n days in Bradman's era
but Sachin has made his mark in the limited version of the test cricket(5 day test matches)...
Therefore Bradman and Sachin cannot be compared with each other as they are the best in their era and their form of cricket...

valls said...

sehwag is the best...hez the match winner...worlds most dangerous player...!!!

monu shamra said...

sachin is the best. no one can touch his records

monu shamra said...

sachin is God of cricket. records can display his cricket career. 99 century and 200 in odi.
he is always no 1.................................

Ravikumar said...

How ponting got 3rd place in above ranking.. ? Even kalis & dravid have better avg than him. He is unable to continue his form

Ravikumar said...

Sachin is all time no.1 batsman in cricket histery. no one can reach him .... In present cricket conditions it is impossible to any one (also bradman) to play for long time & create tremendous records like sachin

Ravikumar said...

Dravid has avg of over 53 it is 5th highest in above list. he maintained it for 160 matches.. but he got 10 place in list this is not fair .

Prashant Thakur said...

Sachin is the best......Sacin has best record against Australia, England, south Africa and Sachin has played more than 400 oneday's and his average is near 50.Don Brad man play very few match in comparision to sachin.
In my opinion is Sachin is all time favorite.

Fool2242 said...

When you look at the overall record of a player, in the era he played, there is no one that compares to Sir Don Bradman. Even Sachin Tendulkar rates him as the best batsmen of all time. To our friends on the sub-continent, please take off your rose-coloured glasses and remove you bias! Then again we are comparing chalk and cheese, modern era vs pre and post war. Sachin would have to be the best player of the modern era. But overall Bradman takes the cake, with an average of 99.94 - 150% (39 runs) better than any other test player.

ashish dubey said...

list is fine, but where is sunil gavaskar and allan border. they must be there in the list.

fan of sachin10dulkar said...

Sachin is the greatest cricketer of all time even for future years also.
No one can beat or go near to his record . I love god of cricket and the man who is ruling the present modern cricket is sachin tendulkar.

Skycruiser said...

"Though Don Bradman was not consistent " Dude which inconsistent batsman will have a batting average of 99.94 ? IF having 99.94 is being inconsistent then hands down Sachin , Ponting , lara , kallis are all below average batsmen , get your facts right cricket isnt just about scoring centuries in losing causes is about keeping your nerve when your team needs you , Lara has done that all through his career

Krishna Siddardha said...

Forever...Sachin Tendulkar is best Batsmen...Yes..there are greats like Bradman etc. But Bradman played only 50+ Tests and Sachin 150+ No one know how many one days Bradman has played and how many years of cricket he played. Yes. Bradman has class and played gem of innings. But we cant' compare anyone with Sachin. Bradman is in a different era. Sachin played 20+ years of cricket including Tests/One-days/T20 etc. and carried the hopes of many successfully so far. He is not just a batsman, he is a reasonable bowler who got 150+ wickets in bag. Any batsman can be considered as Best..based on longevity, ability and deliver-ability. So guys kindly don't compare Sachin with anyone....Some people says Sachin is not a match winner, never plays well in second innings or finals etc. All these are false statements. There are proofs for his every innings.

Krishna Siddardha said...

Forever...Sachin Tendulkar is best Batsmen...Yes..there are greats like Bradman etc. But Bradman played only 50+ Tests and Sachin 150+ No one know how many one days Bradman has played and how many years of cricket he played. Yes. Bradman has class and played gem of innings. But we cant' compare anyone with Sachin. Bradman is in a different era. Sachin played 20+ years of cricket including Tests/One-days/T20 etc. and carried the hopes of many successfully so far. He is not just a batsman, he is a reasonable bowler who got 150+ wickets in bag. Any batsman can be considered as Best..based on longevity, ability and deliver-ability. So guys kindly don't compare Sachin with anyone....Some people says Sachin is not a match winner, never plays well in second innings or finals etc. All these are false statements. There are proofs for his every innings.

jay said...

I think it is so-
don bradman
1. sachin tendulkar
2.Don Bradman
3. viv richards
4. george headly
5. wally hammonds
6. garry sobers
7. brian lara
8. gream pollock
9. Rahul Dravid
10.jacks kallis

Joy said...

Check out the latest list of Wisden top 100 test cricket innings till 2011. Sachin is not there in to hundred again.

http://dipqa.com/view/dips/214/wisden-top-100-test-cricket-innings

Thanks
Vikash

Govind Gopikrishnan said...

Where is Virender Sehwag who had hit two thriple century,the one whu hit 219 in fifty over match the highest individual score by any batsmen,the one who had 50+ average in test at a strike rate of 86+.He is only the third after Sr Donald Bradman and Brian Lara to hit two 300+ score and the youngest one.he had shined in ODI test and T20 matches.He is a fear to any bowling side.He is one of the few batsmen to hit all balls towards boundary.He had hitted 32 boundries in his 219 against West Indies.Where is he.The one who was nominated as wisdom test player two times consicutively.The youngest person to be elected in ICC test dream XI.Where is he dudes?Answer me?

Super_Ajay said...

Sachin is the all time best batsman.
If you compare him with modern greats like Lara, Ponting, Kallis sachin emerges as the winner coz he averages more than 56 from 180 matches in test and 45 from 400+ matches in ODI.
Also Sachin is consistent for over 20 years.He has every stroke in his armour.No one among these greats can adapt and change his game according to the situation as beautifully as Sachin does.Sachin was troubled by many career threatening injuries but still he came back very strongly.
You should not be comparing persons from two different era.Even if you compare bradman with sachin, Sachin has the upperhand for two simple reasons 1) The amount of cricket played by Sachin 2)The number and quality of opponents faced by Sachin and also Sachin has performed well in all formats of the game and in all conditions.
Sachin is perfect balance of aggression and defence.

Nilabh Verma said...

Please don't be partial and fan of sachin tendulkar.. Reevaluate..

sachin said...

Hey all Bradman idiots see this at the time no pressure,less rules,no third umpire,less planning,not diff diff bowling & fielding,test only,less camera,etc., more minus only but this time very very hard way..that way sachin easy to walk and run so our people tell cricket is our religion sachin is our GOD...
but this time Bradman play in our cricket 99.94 avg goes to 19.94 dont forgot
SACHIN never matched batsman end of world He is a stylish player da dude's....He is our gift pls pray god for sachin

Probal Deep Moran said...

Sachin is the best.... No one is this world to compare with the name Sachin.... The God Of Cricket...

VP said...

Im going to ask one thing to all those who think bradman should be on top..
Were there any brett lee,akhtar,malinga,mcgrath,warne,murli,wasim akram,waqar younis,walsh,donald,steyn at that time? No, there werent ..there was just one team australia..those same bowlers..that same style of bowling..
Also did i mention abt the pressure on the shoulders of an indian batsman..if they fail to score in 2 or 3 matches people here burn their posters..and despite all the politics nw all the hard pitches all the deadly bowlers sachin has achieved what no other can even thnk of

karthick sivakumar said...

Don Bradman,never had a shane warne, McGrath, Murali, waqar, wasim, donald, Pollock, imran, akthar, Lee, Streak, Walsh or an ambrose bowling to him..! If he had so..! Then .! U know and you can imagine :D

Ajith Prasad Edassery said...

Though I am an Indian, I like Brian Lara, Rahul Dravid and Jack Kallis better than Sachin in TEST cricket. All fans who talk about Sachin's godly image and all that please note that we are talking about TEST cricket and TEST CRICKET ALONE here. So my order would be (Without Bradman and his records that I haven't seen)

1. Lara
2. Dravid
3. Kallis
4. Tendulkar
5. Ponting
...

(I don't want to comment about the batsmen I haven't seen. I don't want to include Allan Border despite his great captaincy)

Shaan123 said...

Undoubtedly it’s Don Bradman but as per the modernization of the game my number one will be Jacques Kallis. Surely the great batman of new era. Rahul Dravid is far better then Sachin Tendulkar. Because he does not play for endorsements.

patty kearns said...

It's hard to compare between 'The Don' and 'the little master' but saying that Bradman didn't play as much cricket is simply untrue. In Bradmans time Australia would go to England for 18 months with a huge boat ride in between. Along the way they would play cricket and when they were in England there was a game scheduled everyday. The 1948 tour was shorter than most due to faster ships but it still went for 144 days with 31 First Class matches being played and an Ashes series. Talking about his form not being consistent is true, but all batsmen go through the cycle. Just look at Tendulkars 2011-12 tour form (where they lost the #1 spot to England and lost 4-0 to Australia.) Tendulkar really only performs in India, and the Rest of the subcontinent. But you can't really judge two players from completely different eras. It's like comparing Richie McCaw to Colin Meads. (they're All Blacks from the professional (1996-present) and amateur (1902-1994) eras, respectively, of rugby if you didnt already know. Just using the most successful international sporting team in history as an example.)

kamal sharma said...

RAHUL DRAVID is the best. sachin doesn't have technique and never played in pressure and tough conditions.

kamal sharma said...

RAHUL DRAVID is best . Sachin never played overseas and in pressure conditions he every time fails and never give honor of victory to india like dravid.

Sachin Vicky said...

Does Bradman played 23 years cricket.....He cant do it.... only My GOD OF CRICKET only do this......and no one can do this.........So little master only the best......

selvam mani said...

Sachin is one of the best batsman in the World

anandu muthukulam said...

where is sourav ganguly?he is the best player after sachin tendulkar.....

Toheed said...

SIR Don Bradman is the Greatest ever and no.2 is Mohammad Yousaf who broke World record of highest runs in a Calendar year by a batsam no.3 is Vivan Richards no.4 is Brain Lara 5no. is Zahir abbas of Pakistan who made 100 Centuries Tendulkar never comes in top 10 he is not a good batsman as Yousad lara and Abbas is Tendulkar is Not match winning he is a Asshole

asif amin said...

Sir Don Bradman fulfills the first top 10 places then others. Even if we calculate the average of top innings of Sachin and Sir Bradman top innings. Bradman is miles far away from sachin.

a said...

SIR SACHIN TENDULKAR PLAYED BOTH ODI AND TEST CRICKET. AND HIS CAREER CONSISTED OF LOTS OF RUNS AND EVEN 154 WICKETS IN ODI. I NEVER SAW SIR DON. WE CAN'T COMPARE THE TWO. BUT IT IS QUITE CLEAR THAT IF SACHIN IS NOT THE BEST THEN NONE OTHER CAN BE THE BEST.

praveen udi said...

Don't talk always about only average of just 59 test matches by don and that to at that time no one is best bowlers and fielding too.But where as sachin faced almost all best bowlers in cricket history.
. SACHIN Is A Bateman"THE GOD in the cricket " who has a record number of records.
. no in the world can't cross the records made by him at present and in future also.
. he has huge 100 international centuries (51 in tests and 49 in onedays).
. SACHIN in the best batsman forever in the cricket history.

Ankur Ambast said...

sachin tendulkar,
sunil gavaskar,
rahul dravid,
virendra sehvag,
viv.richards,
don bradman,
brain lara,
riki ponting,
Moh. azharuddin,
G. Sobers,
rohan kanhai

Rahul Raj said...

With all due respect to Don, Sachin is still the "best proven". I am not saying that Don could not have done well in today's world. In fact, we should not talk about something that has not happened and something that can only be imagined. The point is that Sir Don has done very good with whatever he got. However, unfortunately he did not get the chance to play much (the reasons can be any). The amount Don played and variety of teams he played against is unfortunately not upto the mark of comparison with Sachin. On the other hand those who have played, are nowhere near Sachin.
Lets say, I play one match and score a hundred. Does that mean that I am better than Don?...Answer is "no way"....similary if I play 2 matches and score 160. Does this mean that I am better than Sachin as my Average is 80. Answer again is "no way". So, there has to be a good number of matches played for comparison. I would not even compare Sachin to someone who might play over 1000 matches. The reason is that Sachin's matches would be a way less. Thus looking at good number of matches and amount of cricket...Sachin is the best uptill now. Sir Don may or may not have done this.

Saxman67 said...

If Barry Richards had been able to play a full Test career, his statistics would have been awesome. The most complete batsman I ever saw.

Kamal Rabbani said...

Whoa! Bradman after Sachin?!? Average of 99 is easy to say. No doubt Sachin is an extraordinary batsman but, after Sir Don Bradman.