Top 10 Cricketers And Their Iconic Statues

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By Vishal Dubey       31 Jan, 2024

10. Garry Sobers

Sobers' 12-ft statue unveiled in Bridgetown (Apr 28, 2002), relocated to Kensington Oval before 2007 World Cup. Draws fans to Barbados stadium.

9. Sourav Ganguly

July 2017: Ganguly, Kolkata cricket icon, revealed his bronze statue in Balurghat. He took a train after 15 years to attend, showing his Gabba Test ton celebration vs. Australia.

8. Steve Waugh

Jan 5, 2011: At Sydney Cricket Ground during Ashes 2010-11, Waugh's bronze statue unveiled, marking his 29th ton against England in Ashes 2002-03.

7. Vivian Richards

Richards' statue was unveiled at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua. Former Windies cricketers and renowned personalities attended the ceremony.

6. Allan Border

Allan Border led Australia in 93 Tests ('84-'94). 27 years later, Ian Botham's podcast led to a Gabba statue. David Conry, former Queensland Australian of the Year, initiated the tribute.

5. Shane Warne

Warne revealed bronze sculpture at MCG in Dec 2011. Posthumously, a slim statue of the leg-spin legend inaugurated at MCG in Dec 2022.

4. Virat Kohli

Kohli's wax statue, unveiled at Lord’s for the 2019 World Cup, now resides at Madame Tussauds London with other sports legends.

3. Ricky Ponting

Ponting, a cricket icon, was immortalized with a statue at Bellerive Oval, Hobart in Dec 2015. He unveiled it before the Australia vs. West Indies Test.

2. Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar, key in 2011 World Cup win, may have statue at Wankhede Stadium after 10-year retirement. Wax statue at Madame Tussauds launched in 2009.

1. MS Dhoni

In Oct 2022, Dhoni's wax statue in Mysuru caused a stir. Fans slammed its maker online for a poor VFX rendition of the ex-India skipper.

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