Three Indian cricketers who could be compared to LeBron James. LeBron James beat Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points to break the NBA’s all-time scoring record against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, February 7. LeBron James, regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time, is experiencing a historic moment.
His range of accomplishments is such that his name is used as a prefix to refer to someone as an all-time great in their sport.
In light of this, let’s take a look at three Indian cricketers who could be compared to LeBron James.
He led an Indian team to glory during a cricketing era when India was not the best international team. Kapil Dev was, in some ways, the ideal all-rounder, and India has been trying to replace him ever since he retired, if not for the enormous success India achieved in winning the World Cup in 1983.
Kapil, one of India’s best batters and bowlers, could take the game away from the opponents at will. In ODIs during a time when 240-250 was considered a winning score in 60-over games, his strike rate of 95.07 shows how quickly he scored runs. He has also taken close to 700 wickets in ODIs and Tests.
Given the vast differences in the style of cricket played between the two eras, it is unfair to compare his stats to those of current players. One of the world’s best all-rounders, Kapil Dev was arguably the first Indian cricket superstar. He could be compared to Indian cricket’s version of LeBron James.
Sachin is a player who has broken every record in the book across all formats.
Sachin has made the most appearances in cricket history, is the player with the most fifties and hundreds, and has scored the most runs in ODIs and Tests. His list of accomplishments is virtually endless.
The 49-year-old batted during the arguably most competitive period of cricket, when almost every nation, including the Australian team led by Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, was at its peak.
Sachin is arguably the greatest player of all time and, without a doubt, the cricket’s equivalent of LeBron James. Everywhere he has played, he has been praised and praised.
Despite the fact that Virat has not yet broken most of Sachin’s previous records, there have been numerous comparisons made between them.
On this list, Kohli is higher than Sachin because he still has a lot of cricket left in him. Kohli still has elite fitness and quality, and by the time he retires from playing, he may have a LeBron James-like moment when he becomes the most prolific run scorer or surpasses Sachin’s record of 100 international hundreds.
He has unquestionably accomplished enough to earn the title of “LeBron James of cricket” and a spot on the list of the greatest cricketers of all time.