5 most naturally gifted batsmen of the game

5 most naturally gifted batsmen of the game

They may not be the most accomplished players of the game but their raw talent is enough to pronounce them legends of the game.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Ever since the ‘Big-Bang, the universe has never been short of miracles. From the formation of sub-atomic particles to the discovery of elements every phenomenon has contributed to the formation of this miraculous world. Amidst all these, mother nature also presented some gifts to mankind in the form of geniuses like Albert Einstein and Issac Newton who changed the fortunes of humanity with their discoveries and achievements.

Likewise in the cricketing world, there are some batting geniuses who can be considered as nature’s gifts to the gentlemen’s game. They may not be the most accomplished players of the game but their raw talent is enough to pronounce them legends of the game.

It’s their purity in their craft which makes them special players as they can play the simplest of the shots with a certain grace. That’s why they will always be near to the hearts of cricket lovers as they enhanced the beauty of this sport. These batsmen need to be celebrated more often as they have given a lot to the game.

Here is the list of 5 most naturally gifted batsmen of the game:

1. Mark Waugh

Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh. (Photo by Patrick Eagar/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

If timing is a gift then Mark Waugh is the Santa Claus. Such is the class of the right-hander that he can make you fall in love with the game just with his crisp drives and subtle flicks. And then, there his laid back cut shots which are straight out of Arabian nights as the ball glides to the boundary on a carpet with mystical powers.

The Aussie made batting look so easy that even his defensive strokes used to be cheered by the spectators. However, it was not the only style from the right-hander as he scored heavily in all conditions. Be it on the swinging pitches of England or on the dust bowls of India, Waugh has left his mark in most of the countries he has played in.

In all, he scored more than 16000 international runs in a career spanning over 14 years. His contributions helped the Australian team become one of the dominant sides in the game’s history. But more than that, he will be always remembered for his batting flair which quenched the thirst of the purists of the game.