Top 10 cricketers and their iconic statues
Dennis Lillee, Richie Benuad, and Sir Donald Bradman are some illustrious names that are celebrated through statues.
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Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world. The popularity and acceptance of the sport have become possible among folks due to the diligence of cricketers. In the history of the sport, some players not only helped their national team become top cricketing nations but also made a heavy contribution to this marvellous sport.
Recognising the efforts of these players, cricket supporters gave them a lot of love and respect. Following their extraordinary careers, some institutions also honoured them by erecting their statues. Dennis Lillee, Richie Benuad, and Sir Donald Bradman are some illustrious names that are celebrated through statues. Along with these renowned cricketing personalities, some other legends of this wonderful sport have also got immortalised in the form of statues.
Here are the famed cricketers and their statues
10. Garry Sobers
Garry Sobers played for the West Indies for 20 years from 1954 to 1974. In his colossal international career, he appeared in 93 Tests and scored 8032 runs with 26 tons and 30 half-centuries in 160 innings. With the ball, he grabbed 235 wickets in 159 innings.
The Barbados-born legend also served the Windies' side as a skipper. Leading the team in 39 Tests from 1965-72, he won nine matches. In 1974, Sobers hung up his boots after playing his last Test during England’s tour of the West Indies in Port of Spain. Sobers’ contribution to uplift West Indies cricket is still remembered by a lot of cricket fans.
On April 28th, 2002, Sobers’ 12-foot-tall statue was unveiled outside Bridgetown. In November 2006, it was relocated to the Kensington Oval facility ahead of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean islands. The former Caribbean cricketer’s sculpture attracts a lot of attention from fans who visit the famous Barbados stadium.