There have been many great batsmen in the history of cricket, but Sir Don Bradman is considered to be a legend in terms of batting figures. While after him Sachin Tendulkar, has so many records in Test and ODI batting. Wasim Akram, one of the greatest fast bowlers in cricket history, has chosen his top-5 best batsmen, but Sachin has been ranked fifth in this list.
There have been many memorable encounters between Akram and Sachin on the cricket ground. While Sachin rewrote the definition of scoring runs in his era, Akram was one of the most dangerous bowlers in the world.
Wasim Akram selected five best batsmen, Sachin placed last
Akram recently picked his list of top-5 batsmen, in which many famous names of the game got a place.
Wasim Akram's five best ever batsmen in order of ranking:
1. Sir Vivian Richards
2. Martin Crowe
3. Brian Lara
5. Sachin Tendulkar#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 5, 2020
Akram placed West Indies great batsman Vivian Richards at number one in his top-5 best batsmen, at number two he chose Martin Crowe of New Zealand. Brian Lara of West Indies at number three, former Pakistani captain Inzamam ul Haq at fourth. And great batsman Sachin Tendulkar in fifth and last place.
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Among the top batsmen in Akram’s list, Vivian Richards is counted as one of the most aggressive batsmen in cricket history. He scored more than 8 thousand test runs and more than 6 thousand ODI runs.
At the same time, Kiwi batsman Martin Crowe, who is second in this list, is counted among New Zealand’s greatest batsmen. Many believe that if his career was not affected by injuries, he would have broken many big records. Crowe finished his career with 10,000 international runs.
The third in this list of Akram is Brian Lara, who is counted among the most stylistic batsmen in cricket history. Lara scored over 10,000 runs in both Test and ODI.
Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq ranked fourth, is counted among the best batsmen of Pakistan. He scored 8 thousand plus test and 11 thousand plus ODI runs in his career.
On this list, the fans were most surprised that almost all the records of batting were held in fifth place with Sachin Tendulkar, who made his name. Sachin has 100 international centuries and more than 34 thousand international runs. Fans also trolled Wasim Akram for putting Sachin Tendulkar at number 5.