Neither is he John Wick nor Neil Armstrong, but he is one legend you could never underestimate. The former Aussie all-rounder weighed 133 kgs. Despite his shortcomings in terms of fitness, he still went on to become one of the greatest all-rounders of his time. The batting all-rounder made his international debut in 1902.
9. Arjuna Ranatunga
Arjuna Ranatunga is arguably one of the finest Sri Lankan cricketers of all time. However, he was also one of the most unfit Asian cricketers of all time. The former captain of Sri Lanka was 115 kgs. Ranatunga captained Sri Lanka to the 1996 World Cup (WC) title. He scored 12561 international runs. He also picked 95 wickets.
8. Jesse Ryder
Jesse Ryder never unlocked his full potential. It is safe to say that he was one of the most overweight cricketers from New Zealand. If someone were to write a book about him, that book would really have a lot of chapters. He weighed about 100 kgs.
7. Mohammad Shahzad
Shahzad is one of the most entertaining cricketers of this generation. His charisma is second to none. The wicketkeeper from Afghanistan however also happens to be on the fatter side. His weight is somewhere around 90 to 100 kgs.
6. Mark Cosgrove
Mark Cosgrove was a hard hitter who couldn’t make it big due to his fitness issues. The top-order batsman represented Australia in 3 ODIs. However, he couldn’t play more international games due to his fitness. The hard hitter weighed 102 kgs and being unfit impacted his international career.
5. Mike Gatting
Mike Gatting’s weight issues are well documented. Other than his reverse sweep that cost England the 1987 WC, his fitness issues were quite popular. Despite all of this, the plumb batsman was a legend of his time. Gatting weighed 110 kgs and his foot movement was minimal, to say the least.
4. Colin Milburn
Colin Milburn was the heaviest cricketer after Armstrong. Owing to his physique, he has even nicknamed Oliver after the famous comedian Oliver Hardy. The English cricketer made his international debut in 1966.Colin weighed 114 kgs.
When it comes to being unfit, Inzamam’s name will always be taken. Despite all his achievements, the former Pakistani batsman will always be remembered for his weight issues. It is safe to say that he was the heaviest cricketer during the 2000s. Inzi weighed more than 100 kgs.
2. Dwayne Leverock
Dwayne Leverock was also one of the heaviest cricketers of all time. While this Dwayne wasn’t as fit as “The Rock”, he was as entertaining as him if not more. He was one of the biggest cricketers in terms of size as well. The Bermuda bowler weighed 127 kgs.
1. Rahkeem Cornwall
Cornwall is even nicknamed “Cricket’s man-mountain”. The West Indies all-rounder is also over 6 feet, making him one of the biggest units in cricket right now. He weighs 140 kgs. However, looks can be deceptive. Contrary to what fitness experts say, Cornwall is actually a very talented cricketer.