We’ve had so many “best/greatest” threads that I thought one more can’t hurt. We all have our opinions on who the greatest cricketer ever was. I was thinking to list the top 5 greatest living cricketers today. My list:
(1) Sir Garfield Sobers – probably the most complete player ever. His name would rank close to the top of any cricketing list, dead or alive!
(2) Sir Vivian Richards – King Viv is my favorite player of all time. His dominating and intimidating batting style is the stuff of legend.
(3) Imran Khan – Not only an all-time great bowler, but a great all-rounder and Captain to boot.
(4) Shane Warne – The god of Leg Spin.
(5) Sachin Tendulkar – I can easily switch him for Lara, but the little master barely edges him in my list. Ask me again tomorrow and I might have Lara in place of Tendulkar!
With all due apologies to Lara, Hadlee, Lillee, Wasim, Gavaskar, and Botham.