It is cricket, and it is at its best. Spectate some of the iconic moments in the history of cricket as we look back at such pictures. So here it goes:

The very start (The first cricket match ever played. Year 1844. Venue – St George’s Cricket Club, Bloomingdale Park in New York.Canada won by 23 runs)

First cricket match

Of women’s cricket ( venue: Lords, year : 1976)

first women's match

And the first world cup lifted ( West Indies led by Clive Lloyd, 1975)

First world cup

And then history was made. Cricket has seen it all…

The moments of fun 

Divided by teams, united by the game: Tony Greig lifted a happy Gundappa Viswanath after he completed his century

Tony and Viswanath

Moments of helplessness

Bees attack at the Firoz Shah Kotla stadium during a match

Bees attack

The beautiful stadium of Galle destructed by tsunami

Galle stadium after tsunami

Moments of terror

Sri Lankan players being taken away after terrorists attacked the Gaddafi stadium during a match with home-team Pakistan

after terrorist attack

Moments of achievements

Sachin after his 100th 100

Tendulkar after 100th 100

Muttiah Muralitharan after his 800th test wicket

Murali after 800th wicket

 

 

Brian lara after his 400 runs in one innings

Lara after 400runs

Moments of pain

Steve Smith dedicating his ton to his fellow teammate Phil Hughes, who lost his life on field while playing. He was the 408th test player of Australian side.

Steve smith to Hughes

Moments of respect

Chris Gayle bows to AB De Villiers for hitting a fastest ODI century ( off just 31balls)

ABD's fastest ODI 100

Moments of on-field brilliance

The fielding genius Jonty Rhodes at his best while doing a flying run-out

Flying runout

Moments of imperfection in perfect career

Sir Donald Bradman getting out on a duck in his last international innings. He needed just four odd runs to reach an average of hundred but retired with 99.94

Donald Bradman last innings

And then some tea

English players having tea in a tea break true to its words

English players having tea on field

Some more moments, weird though…

When Dennis Lillee put 9 players at slip…

9 players at the slip

David Shepherd doing his regular practice of hopping at Nelson’s number

Shepherd's hopping at Nelson's number

We love our legends

Shane Warne, Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar together

Three legends

But we are not satisfied with just three of them, are we?

Cricketing legends together