Many cricket players from many different countries travel to India to play cricket matches. But a few of them have earned a particular place in the hearts of Indian fans. There are a variety of factors, including their appeal, charisma, playing style, fair play, sportsmanship, and many others. Let us look at some of the Indians who adore overseas cricket players.
1. Ab De Villers
ABD is, undoubtedly, one of the most adored cricket players in the world. On the field, Mr. 360 has solidified his reputation as the finest in the industry, and off the field, he still exudes the same charm and composure. His mastery in batting and fielding is a skill that can make fans dependent. His emotional bond with supporters and athletes from other countries is indescribable. He is well-liked in India, which explains why he and his IPL team, RCB, get along so well. He is one of the most loved players in India.
2. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is the world’s happiest and funniest cricket player. Gayle is referred to as the Universe Boss because of her electrifying performances, which are well-known globally. The most favored Jamaican batter in the nation is Chris Gayle, who can remove the bowlers from the batting order. As a result, Gayle is well-liked in India. In 125 matches in his IPL career, Gayle has amassed 4,0484 runs at an average of 41.14, including six hundred.
3. Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, has a devoted fan base constantly expanding. Fans adore him for his poise, composure, and humility on and off the field. He never gets into conflicts with teammates or fans or starts teasing on the field. Even in the most challenging circumstances, he merely remains silent and smiles. He receives unreserved adoration from people worldwide because of his steadfast humility.
4. Faf Du Plessis
He is one of the most loved cricketers in India. Faf is an amazing batsman and an even better fielder. He is loved by the fans because of his calm attitude and sweet nature. He was a part of CSK in the IPL and CSK fans have adored him. In the 2022 IPL, he was a part of RCB and has become a fan favorite.
5. Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga, an IPL pacer, currently holds the record for most wickets taken in the league. He spent many years playing with the Mumbai Indians, where he earned a large following. In the fourth Indian Premier League season, he received the Purple Cap Award. In 16 games, Lasith Malinga took 28 wickets. In 122 games, he took 170 wickets at an average of 19.79 and a strike rate of 16.6, setting a record.
6. Shane Watson
He is one of the few foreign athletes who participated in both the inaugural IPL in 2008 and the IPL in 2020. With his all-around success in the IPL, Watson not only helped his team win with his batting and bowling but also earned the hearts of millions of Indian fans. Throughout much of his IPL career, he played for the Rajasthan Royals, but in 2018, he switched teams and has since been a member of the Chennai Super Kings.
7. David Warner
David is a left-handed opener known for his attacking style around the globe. He won the hearts of millions of citizens in the IPL in the same way that he won them while playing. The success of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad, of whom David Warner is the captain, is largely dependent on his performance. He is very popular in India because of his love for India.
8. Glenn Maxwell
The bowling attack of any side can be destroyed by this batsman’s explosive batting. The reason Maxwell is playing so much cricket in India is that he is a batter who can win even the most difficult matches on his own. Maxwell played for Delhi Daredevils in his maiden IPL game in 2012; since then, he has also played for Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, and Delhi Capitals. In 69 IPL games, Maxwell has amassed 1,397 runs.
9. Dwayne Bravo
Bravo, a player from the West Indies, is one of the best on this list. One of the happiest and funniest cricket players in the W is Bravo. In addition to his superb bowling and beating, he also delights audiences with dance and music. His distinctive style may make him very popular in India. Bravo is a capable all-arounder who can change the course of a game with his bowling and batting. He has participated in the IPL since 2008, initially playing for the Bravo Mumbai Indians, but in 2011 he joined the Chennai Super Kings. Today, Bravo is a crucial component of CSK.
10. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist established himself as one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world by batting at the top of the order in white-ball cricket and the lower middle order in Test cricket. He was one of the few Australian cricketers who firmly believed in playing honestly and never engaged in sledding. He collected more than 15,000 runs in international cricket. He is extremely modest both on and off the field around the world.