Cricketers have a massive following across the world. They have made a name for themselves in the world because of their incredible performances on the field. Some of the cricketers have been named after their respective states and countries, as they name stands, gates, and pavilions after them. Presenting to you the Top 10 Cricketers with Stands on Their Names:
1. Sachin Tendulkar
He is a former cricketer from India. He is nicknamed the ‘God of Cricket’. Tendulkar is the first and only player to score 100 centuries in international cricket. All the major records in cricket are under his name. He has a stand in his name at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It has a capacity of 55,000 members.
2. Ms Dhoni
He is a former cricketer from India. He was the former captain of India across all formats and led India to victories in the 2011 World Cup of Cricket, the 2013 Champions Trophy, and the 2007 T20 World Cup. He is the current captain of the IPL franchise, Chennai Super Kings. He has a stand in his name at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.
3. Shane Warne
He was a former cricketer from Australia. He was a leg-break bowler. He is widely regarded as the finest bowler in world cricket. He died at the age of 52 due to cardiac arrest. The Great Southern Stand was renamed after him following his death at the Cricket Ground in Melbourne. He took over 700 wickets in tests.
4. Virat Kohli
He is a cricketer from India and a former captain of India. He is the right-handed star batsman from India and is unbeatable both in stats and looks. He has scored a total of 75 centuries in international cricket. He has a pavilion named after him in the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. He is nicknamed ‘King Kohli’.
5. Kumar Sangakkara
He was a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He has also captained Sri Lanka in all formats of the game. He created a record in the 2015 World Cup by hitting four consecutive centuries. He has a stand named after him in the Pallekele stadium in Sri Lanka. He is among the cricketing legends of Sri Lanka.
6. Yuvraj Singh
He is a former cricketer from India. He was an attacking middle-order batsman and is considered one of the most destructive batsmen of all time. He was awarded the man of the series award in the 2011 World Cup. He has a stand in the Mohali Cricket Stadium in Punjab, along with Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh.
7. Arjuna Ranatunga
He was a former cricketer from Sri Lanka. He was the captain of the World Cup-winning team of Sri Lanka in 1996. He has represented Sri Lanka in 93 tests and 269 ODIs. In Sri Lanka, he has a stand named after him at R Premadasa Stadium. He joined politics upon taking his retirement from cricket.
8. Shoaib Malik
He is a former international cricketer who represented Pakistan. He was an all-rounder who batted right-handed in the middle order and bowled right-arm off-break. Malik is the husband of Indian tennis star Sania Mirza. He has a stand in Bugti Stadium, Quetta. The Bugti Stadium has hosted only one international game till now and will host PSL games.
He is a former cricketer from Pakistan. He was also the former captain of Pakistan. He is a former head coach and former chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team. He has a stand in Bugti Stadium, Quetta. The Bugti Stadium has hosted only one international game till now and will host PSL games.
10. Mahela Jayawardene
He is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and is the current coach of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He was also the former and most successful captain of Sri Lanka. He has made over 10,000 runs in both tests and ODIs. In Sri Lanka, he has a stand named after him at R Premadasa Stadium. He scored a century against India in the 2011 World Cup Finale.