Meet the 3 Gods of Cricket in World

Meet the 3 Gods of Cricket in World

In the quest to become the god of cricket in the world, one name invariably rises above all others: Sachin Tendulkar. Widely hailed as the “Master Blaster,” Sachin’s illustrious career spanned decades, marked by exceptional achievements and enduring influence in the cricketing world. Cricket legend Sir Viv Richards called Sachin the ‘God’ of batting and fans made him God of Cricket.

When discussing ultimate cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar stands out as the unequivocal “God of Cricket.” His journey began with a debut for India in 1989, inspiring generations of cricketers including current stars like MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, and Virat Kohli. Revered for his composure and ability to handle fame, Sachin earned multiple nicknames such as “Little Master” and “Master Blaster.”

God of Cricket: Records and Stats

Format Matches Runs Highest Average 100s 50s
Tests 200 15,921 248* 53.78 51 68
ODI 463 18,426 200* 44.83 49 96
T20I 1 10 10 10 0 0

Unique Records by God of Cricket

  1. Sachin Tendulkar amassed 34,357 runs across all formats of cricket.2.
  2. He holds the record for the most Test matches played (200) and the most Test runs (15,921) and centuries (51).
  3. In ODIs, Sachin played a record 463 matches, scoring 18,426 runs with 49 centuries.
  4. He remains the only cricketer to achieve 100 centuries in international cricket, a feat unmatched in history.
  5. Sachin Tendulkar scored five Test centuries before turning 20, a record for the youngest player to do so.

Legacy of God of Cricket

Sachin’s impact extended beyond statistics, with unforgettable performances like his 673 runs in the 2003 Cricket World Cup and numerous accolades in the Indian T20 League. His career spanned an unprecedented 24 years, showcasing consistency and mastery that set new benchmarks for excellence in cricket.

The Successor, the Second God of Cricket: Virat Kohli

Following Sachin’s retirement in 2013, Virat Kohli emerged as a frontrunner for the title of the new “God of Cricket.” Known for his prolific run-scoring across formats, Virat Kohli continues to impress with records like most centuries in ODIs. When Virat Kohli broke the records of most centuries Sachin got emotional and share his feeling on ‘X’

Second God of Cricket: Records and Stats

Format Matches Runs Highest Average 100s 50s
Test 113 8848 254* 49.1 29 30
ODI 292 13848 183 58.7 50 72
T20I 123 4103 122* 48.8 1 37
IPL 252 8004 113 38.7 8 55

Unique Records by Second God of Cricket

  1. Virat Kohli is the only Indian batsman to achieve a rating of 890 points in the ICC ODI rankings. Previously, Sachin Tendulkar held the highest rating of 887 points in 1998.
  2. Virat Kohli became the second Indian batsman, after Sunil Gavaskar, to reach 900 points in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen.
  3. Virat Kohli holds the record for the highest ICC rating points (922) in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen. Sunil Gavaskar had a previous best rating of 916 points.
  1. As captain, Virat Kohli scored his sixth double century in Test matches, surpassing cricket legend Brian Lara, who had five double centuries as a test captain.
  2. In October 2018, Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs, achieving this milestone in just 205 innings. Sachin Tendulkar took 259 innings to reach the same landmark.

Third God of Cricket: Rohit Sharma

In the list of ‘Gods of Cricket’ , the third name is Rohit Sharma. Known for his consistent scoring in every type of cricket match, he is widely seen as the next great cricketing icon. Among them, Rohit Sharma stands out for his consistent and outstanding batting performances.

Third God of Cricket: Records and Stats

Format Matches Runs Highest Average 100s 50s
Tests 59 4138 212 45.47 12 17
ODI 262 10709 264 49.12 31 55
T20I 151 3974 121* 31.29 5 29
IPL 248 6367 109 29.61 1 42

Unique Records by Third God of Cricket

  1. Rohit Sharma is the only player to score three double centuries in ODIs and has the most T20I centuries (5).
  2. In 2013, he set a new record by hitting 16 sixes in an innings of 209 runs against Australia, the most in a single ODI innings.
  3. Rohit is the second Indian after Suresh Raina to score a century in all formats of international cricket. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have also achieved this milestone.
  4. His highest ODI score is a remarkable 264 runs, the highest ever in ODIs.
  5. He has scored 31 ODI centuries, the second-highest among current players, with a significant number against Australia (8) and Sri Lanka (6).

Sachin Tendulkar’s legacy as the “God of Cricket” remains unparalleled, setting standards that future cricketers like Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma strive to emulate. With each generation, cricket continues to evolve, but Sachin’s influence endures as a testament to the sport’s enduring spirit and global appeal.

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