A League Apart - The Best Cricketers Ever From Each Nation
Since the inception of the wonderful sport we've all grown to love, there have been numerous remarkable, stellar athletes that have graced the game.
Every cricket playing country has produced its own share of top class players who have inscribed their names deep into the history books.
Choosing the best ever is never easy, and is often a cause of huge debate. Here's a look at the best cricketer each country has ever produced.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar - India
Over the years, India has consistently produced world beaters. World class players like Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly have been wonderful ambassadors of the game, yet, Sachin was a cut above the rest. Sachin was the most complete batsman of his time, most prolific run scorer of all time, and arguably the greatest icon the game has ever seen.
Considered the 'God of Cricket', Tendulkar had no apparent weakness to his game and scored all around the wicket, of both the front and the back foot.
Each time he stepped on the field, he carried the hopes and expectations of over a billion people. Most would succumb to such pressure, but Sachin only got better with each passing year.
Tendulkar is right at the top of the tree in most batting charts and that is a manifestation of how dexterous he was with a bat wielded between his palms. He has a hundred international centuries, a record which is likely to remain untouched.