Batsman of all time. Has been playing
20 years. Made his debut at the age of 16. Highest score in ODIs: 200* off only 147 balls, against
South Africa in 2010. Most test centuries (47), most ODI centuries (46), most runs
in tests (13,447), most runs
in ODIs (17,594).
Has scored hundreds against
all Test playing
nations, with the most hundreds
Australia (10), the undisputed
number one test team of the 90s and 00s.Went
through an appalling phase in the mid 2000s, when he suffered
from a tennis elbow. Critics were quick to rip into him(Ian Chappell and Sanjay Manjrekar), who called
for his retirement and referred
to him as living in delusion. Given a return to amazing
form since 2007/2008 though, they are now eating their words.
As of March 2010, has scored 4 Test Centuries on the trot.
His only competition is Donald Bradman
, considered the greatest
of all time, with an average of 99.94.
But did Bradman
face McGrath, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Heath
Streak, Dale Steyn, Brett Lee, Shoaib Akhtar, Allan Donald, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh at their peak? Did Bradman
bat for over
20 years, and play ODI and T20 cricket along with Tests (which included rest days back
Nasser Hussain, Richard Hadleee, Sunil Gavaskar, Tony Greig
and the whole of India regard
him as being the greatest
of all time.
Richie Benuad regards
him as being the best since Bradman