Cricket is known as a Gentlemen’s game, but many cricketers played this with an aggressive approach. Even though these players are also the greats of this game, they are not the most respected players. In this sport, we have seen some players who are known and respected for their behavior on the field and off the area as well. So, here’s a list of the top, most calm, and respected cricketers in the world.
1. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is one of the most prominent gentlemen in cricket. He is highly competitive in the game, but Rahul is also a very disciplined and well-mannered player. Although, there are some rare incidents in which he showed his emotions on the field. But most of the time, Rahul Dravid remained calm on the field. No athlete speaks badly about him as he maintains a relaxed and peaceful nature on the field. This makes him one of the most respected cricketers in the area.
2. Hashim Amla
Hashim Amla is a former right-handed batsman from South Africa. He is one of the best batsmen that South Africa has ever produced. Apart from his batting, Hashim Amla is also famous for his manners and etiquette on the field. There are no incidents in which he fought with other players on the field, as he is one of the most respected players in the world. Every time, he plays with a smile, regardless of success or failure. In his career, Hashim Amla has never promoted any harmful products like smoking and drinking.
3. AB de Villiers
Very few players get love and recognition from other countries, and AB de Villiers is one of them. In India, AB de Villiers is the most loved foreign cricketer. Although, AB de Villiers does not respect the bowlers when he bats. But there are no incidents where AB de Villiers is fighting with other players. Many players have sledded him in his career, but he always used to respond with his performances. His calm and composed nature on the field makes him one of the most respected cricketers in the world.
4. Kane Williamson
In modern-day cricket, it is rare to find a player like Kane Williamson, as he is one of the world's best batsmen and most respected cricketers. In today’s era, Kane Williamson is a player who plays cricket as a gentlemen’s game. There are many incidents in which he smiled despite losing the game. In the 2019 finals, New Zealand was unlucky and lost the final, but Kane Williamson did not say anything controversial. He is the actual brand ambassador of modern-day cricket as he is the perfect gentleman for today’s cricket.
5. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni also has the title of “Captain Cool” as there are many intense situations where he remained calm and won the matches for his team. However, there are some incidents in which MS Dhoni lost his cool, as he also used to have a burden of captaincy. Apart from this, he hardly fought any matches with other players. MS Dhoni always controls his emotions irrespective of win or loss. In a game against England, he called Ian Bell on the field, as Dhoni thought it was against the Spirit of the game. He is one of the calmest players in the world, and other players also respect him.
Even though the Pakistani team has always believed in playing aggressive cricket, Misbah-ul-Haq was different as he was one of the calmest players who maintained his composure well on the field. Misbah-ul-haq has won many matches for his team, but he never used to express his emotions angrily. There are hardly any incidents where he fought with other players. His personality makes him one of the most respected players in the world.
7. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is known as the “God of Cricket,” not because of his batting but because he is a very well-mannered cricketer. Despite his batting records, Sachin remains down to earth throughout his career. There are many incidents in which bowlers sledded him, but he did not reply. Many batters got frustrated when the umpire gave them the wrong out, but Sachin never complained. When other players used to promote smoking, he was the player who played with the blank bat. Sachin Tendulkar has always been one of the most respected cricketers in the world.
8. Daniel Vettori
Almost all New Zealand players have been gentlemen towards this game, and Daniel Vettori is one of them. Daniels Vettori is one of New Zealand's greatest spinners, and he is also famous for his cam and composed attitude on the field. There would be hardly any incidents where Vettori fights with umpires or players. He has won many Spirit of the Game awards for his behavior and attitude.
9. Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith is the best captain South Africa has ever produced, and he is also one of the most respected cricketers in the world. From the initial days, Graeme Smith was a calm and composed player, as there were almost no incidents where he fought or sledding other players. The way he carried himself on the field makes him the gentleman of this game. Undoubtedly, Graeme Smith is one of the most respected players in the world.
10. Adam Gilchrist
The Australian cricket team has always been the most aggressive in cricket, as Australian players are famous for their sledding. But Adam Gilchrist is different from his teammates. He is one of the most honest and respected players on the field. There are many incidents where Adam Gilchrist walked off without any appeal. His honesty and calm attitude make him one of the most respected cricketers in the world.