It is often said that cricket is a gentleman’s game and we often go around abusing this phrase without knowing about the men who make this game so great. So, we list out some of the great players who have played this game and have proved that it is a gentleman’s game indeed.
1. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid was an eloquent stroke maker on the field and a humble human being off it. Playing for all those years, batting well was never his strong point but frustrating the opposition with his composure and temperament was.
2. Michael Hussey
The Australian is called Mr. Cricket for a reason. Hussey was a complete batsman who carried his attitude of total respect towards the game all the time. He is also one of the most respected players in the sub-continent.
3. VVS Laxman
The wristy right hander is one of the most potent cricketing brains in cricket. He was a part of the original quartet of Indian team and will always be remembered for that knock in Kolkata.
4. Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming is the former New Zealand captain and the coach of Chennai Super Kings. Some time back he was being seriously considered as the coach of the Indian Cricket team due to the immense respect Dhoni has for him.
5. Adam Gilchrist
Arguably the best wicket keeper of our era along with Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist is known for his leadership and guiding youngsters who pursue sports as a career option.
6. Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble is one of the highest wicket-taking spinners after Warne and Murlidharan. He is also an astute administrator in BCCI. The way he handled Monkey-gate and storm that followed thereafter is truly commendable.
7. Kumar Sangakkara
Sangakkara is the greatest Sri Lankan player to take the field. He is widely respected in international cricketing scene and has contributed a lot for Sri Lankan cricket.
8. Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath, the former Australian pace man is quite involved in social causes in India and Australia.
9. MS Dhoni
Dhoni is the most patriotic player Indian cricket has ever seen. He is immensely respected among his teammates and has handled every major controversy in his time as the captain including the Anderson-Jadeja controversy maturely.
10. Colin Cowdrey
He was a right handed batsman whose style and elegance was unequalled. MCC organizes Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture in memory of the great cricketer.
11. Daniel Vettori
The former New Zealand skipper is a cool customer and a silent killer. He is not so different off the field too.