Cricket is a sports team game with ball and bat, and the home of this sport is England. The game is also popular in Australia, India, Japan, Canada and New Zealand.
In 1719, the originally recorded cricket tournament was held. Thanks to the British influence, this game quickly spread around the world.
It was added to the program of the Olympic Games of 1900. Since the XVIII century, competitions between cricket clubs began to conduct under official rules, which have survived in their basics to this day. Considering the small changes, bettors try themselves in this particular sport a lot. The players also use bookmaker ratings bonuses to increase their winnings in the case of success.
The situation with rules in tournaments is most prevalent in cricket homeland, Great Britain. 17 English and one Welsh team compete annually in county championships.
There are both amateur and professional cricket teams, but it is mainly an activity for the masters. Although cricket is a summer sport, it is also played in winter in Britain, with players wearing white suits in all weathers.
Cricket’s trendsetters today are former British colonies, now part of what is known as the Commonwealth of Nations: Australia, India, Pakistan, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
In the ranking of the most famous athletes for 2019, the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli ranks 8th.
One of the most famous cricket players is William Gilbert Grace, who began his career in 1865 and finished it in 1908. According to experts, Grace became one of the revolutionaries of the game.
Indian player Sachin Tendulkar was named the second-Test batsman in history by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.
There was also a period with the absolute dominance of one athlete, Australian player Don Bradman, the best batsman of all time. He averaged 95.14 in the first-tier matches, while in Test matches, Bradman’s performance was 99.94.
The wealthiest cricket players in the world:
1. Sachin Tendulkar
This is the richest cricket player in the world. In addition to his income from playing cricket, he has many advertising contracts with leading brands. He has published the book “Playing It My Way” and made the movie “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is an outstanding player from India who is known as a fantastic Batsman around the world. The World Cup is just one of his honours in the professional cricket world.
3. Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni
Former captain of the Indian National Cricket Team, who played his first Test match against Sri Lanka. He has won many prizes due to his captaincy of the Indian team and his many accomplishments. With his tireless efforts, he has achieved many successes in the Indian cricket team.
4. Ricky Ponting
This Australian player and captain are one of the greatest cricketers in the country. He has won three consecutive world cricket championships with Australia. He is currently coaching and also earns money from advertising.
5. Shane Warne
This Australian player is one of the best cricket players in the world. He is acknowledged as an example of one of the most competent leaders in cricket history. Warne have many advertising contracts with various brands, and he also appeared on the TV show “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!”.