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Sir Garry Sobers

Sir Garry Sobers

Age 87West IndiesWEST INDIES
Left Handed All Rounder

If Sir Don Bradman was the best batsman ever to grace the cricket field, Sir Garfield Sobers was the best over all cricketer. His record bears ample testimony to this fact. He had a career tally of 8032 runs at a staggering average of 57.78, while he picked up 235 Test wickets at almost 34. He could bowl both left arm medium pace, and left arm spin with equal aplomb, while his fielding was safe as the churches, pocketing 109 catches in all. All this for a cricketer who had started as a bowler who could bat a bit!

The first of his 26 Test centuries was a record breaking 365* against Pakistan – he broke Sir Len Hutton’s record – something that stood till Brian Lara broke it with a princely 375. Some years later, Sobers also became the first batsman in the history of cricket to hit six sixes in one first class over; the hapless bowler was Malcolm Nash. And all this translated into Sobers been chosen as the second best Wisden cricketer of the century, second only to Sir Dona Bradman.

Unfortunately, like many a greats, there was an anomaly in his cricketing records, and that was his ODI career. He played only one match, and failed to score a single run in it.

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Sir Garry Sobers Statistics

Debut
vs England on Sep 05, 1973
Last
vs England on Sep 05, 1973
Debut
vs England on Mar 30, 1954
Last
vs England on Mar 30, 1974

Sir Garry Sobers Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
10000.000.00
Highest Runs0
Balls Faced6
On DateSep 05, 73
AgainstEnglandENG

Sir Garry Sobers Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
110.3131.0063.002.95
Wickets Taken1
Runs31
On DateSep 05, 73
AgainstEnglandENG

Sir Garry Sobers Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
100
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

Sir Garry Sobers Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
938032302657.78-
Highest Runs365
Balls Faced0
On DateFeb 26, 58
AgainstPakistanPAK

Sir Garry Sobers Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
932699.723534.0391.912.22
Wickets Taken6
Runs73
On DateDec 06, 68
AgainstAustraliaAUS

Sir Garry Sobers Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
10900
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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