Cricket is a very popular game across the world at this moment. Most probably it is the most popular game in the world. If you have a good height, it will help u to play well. But these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers has proved that size doesn’t matter. Being short they have dominated the cricket world. So let’s see the Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
1. Tich Freeman: Tich Freeman was an English cricketer. He was born in 1888 and died in 1965. He was the shortest cricketer in the world. He was only 5ft 2in. He has the record of being shortest English cricketer. He took 66 wickets in 12 tests. He faced a little problem against Australian batsmen because of using their feet. In first class cricket he took 304 wickets. He is in the 1st position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
2. Parthiv Patel: Parthiv Patel is an Indian wicket-keeper batsman. He is in the 2nd position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World. During India’s tour of England in 2002 he was just 17 years old boy with a height of 5ft. but next some years he has grown up 3in. more. He has good fighting spirit with his bat. He scored 1100 runs at 58 in India in 2007-08, and average over 50 in each of the next two seasons.
3. Mushfiqur Rahim: Mushfiqur Rahim is the captain of Bangladesh, who has the record of playing test at Lord’s as the youngest player ever. He has also proved that size doesn’t matter. In 2005 he resisted for longer 85 minutes than any of his team-mates as they collapsed to 108 all out on the first day. He is performing as well as captain of Bangladesh with his 5ft 3in height. He is in 3rd position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
4. Gundappa Viswanath: Gundappa Viswanath was an Indian cricketer and Sunil Gavaskar’s brother-in-law. Viswanath was 5ft 3in tall. He had an ability to use quick footwork and strong wrists to send the ball all around the ground. He made a century in his first test. He had 13 more centuries in his career including Chennai’s one against England. He is in the 4th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
5. Harry Pilling: He was not quite an international cricketer. He is best known as a player of Lancashire. He was also 5ft 3in tall. His nickname was “Arry Pillin”. He was a good fielder and with the bat a deflector of the ball par excellence. Harry Pilling is in the 5th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
6. Alvin Kalicharran: Alvin Kalicharran was a short and stylish left-handed batsman. He did great things for West-Indies, whom he hit hundred in his first two tests in 1971-72. He is best remembered for his innings came in the first World Cup, in 1975. He launched a memorable assault on Dennis Lillee at the Oval, pulling and hooking him to shreds as West Indies sailed to Victory over Australia. He has only 5ft 4in high and it brings him in the 6th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
7. David Williams: David Williams was a West-Indian cricketer. Like another west-Indian he had not a smart height. He was only 5ft 4in but looked even tinier. David Williams’ career was not so delighted. He has played only 11 tests and 36ODIs for West Indies. He was the leading performer in the win against England. He is in the 7th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
8. Sachin Tendulkar: The proverb size doesn’t matter is most suitable with Sachin Tendulkar. This Indian cricket God has owned almost all records of Batting. Against his height he has gained the record of 100 centuries, maximum runs and matches etc. He is the living legend of cricket with his 5ft 5in height. He is in the 8th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
9. Syd Gregory: Gregory was one of the shortest of Australian Test cricketers at 5ft 5in. Wisden called him small of stature. He toured England no fewer than eight times for Ashes series between 1890 and 1912, when he was 42 and a rather reluctant captain. He was a fine fielder and his batting record was modest. He is in the 9th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.
10. Tatenda Taibu: Tatenda Taibu is a cricketer with 5ft 5in height who looked like a schoolboy. In 2000 he toured with Zimbabwe at age of 17 and made his test debut. Before his 21 years old, he became the captain of Zimbabwe. He maintained high standard both behind and in front of wicket. Tatenda Taibu is in the 10th position of these Top 10 Shortest Cricketers in the World.