To honour a man for his achievements during his life and for his contribution to a sport, art, army or work to his country, a person can be awarded with the title of knighthood. Paul McCartney, Alex Ferguson or Sean Connery, just to mention a few, are now “Sir” in appreciation for their outstanding career as a member of the British Empire.
Cricket is a very common and followed sport in the Commonwealth Countries, especially in Asian and Australian continent. Becoming a professional cricket player means becoming famous all around the world and the most talented cricketers turn into superstars and legends wearing their home country shirt. Being part of the National Team is a pride that players dream about during their entire career.
Ranking a cricket player is not really easy and you must consider many different aspects. Of course the die-hard fans of cricket already have their favourite cricketer in their personal ranking, based on the team they support and their favourite skill. Some prefer strength rather than speed, others stamina, others rank the ability of scoring.