Every sport imaginable has its heroes. These individuals break records, carry a team or prove themselves throughout a period of time. Some big names most people remember for doing just that is Tiger Woods, Brett Favre, or Michael Jordan. One name that stands out in Cricket is Brian Lara. Brian Lara set the highest score ever in test cricket, hitting a 400 in the fourth test against England which passed the previous best Mathew Hayden by 20. He also hit a record 375 in 1994 against England. He currently holds the record for the highest first-class score which was a 501 against Durham in the English Cricket Championship. Brian continued his recording breaking and title earning streak when he became the fourth player in Test Cricket history to score 10,000 runs on the fourth day of the third Test at Old Trafford vs. England in 2004. Another well known name in Cricket is Harbhajan Singh from India. This 18 year old talent was a major surprise to the world because he was unknown outside Punjab. He soon became well known for being a fighter to the core and having an aggressive attitude that could stem from his personal life. After almost losing his job at the Indian Airlines and losing his father, Harbhajan was saved by Cricket.
He was dedicated to his trade and worked twice as hard in the training room to climb up the latter. Harbhajan became an excellent Bowler. His striking performance had outdone the previous best wicket tally for an Indian in a Test series against Australia. He even beat Bishen Singh Bedi’s who was a legend in left arm spinning. Harbhajan was best known for his famous “hat trick.” He was able to dismiss professional players Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shame Warne multiple times. Harbahajan has proved he is a force to be reckoned with in the art of Bowling and Cricket itself. Another name that comes to mind is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Born on April 24th 1973, this Indian Cricketer is known as the greatest batsman in the history of cricket. Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs. And the titles don’t stop there. He is the batsman with the most centuries in the game. A batsman reaches a century when he scores 100 or more runs in the innings, so it’s obvious this is a great achievement. He continued his climb by becoming the first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, and he now has more than eighty international centuries. These players have made a mark on in the sport, are known as a few of cricket’s most memorable heroes.