Cricketers as Children

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Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Test cricket team. He is a right-arm leg spin (legbreak googly) bowler and a right-hand batsman. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for India in both Test and One Day International matches. At present he is the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket and one of only three bowlers to have taken more than 600 Test wickets. Kumble has had success bowling with other spinners, notably Venkatapathy Raju and Rajesh Chauhan in the 1990s and Harbhajan Singh since 2000. He is considered as one of the greatest spinners of all time.In the photo we see a young Anil Kumble proudly sitting by his trophy.

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Anil Kumble
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Chris Cairns

Cairns is a former all-rounder who played for the New Zealand international cricket team, the Black Caps, and is son of former New Zealand cricketer Lance Cairns. He starred in both the One-day and Test New Zealand teams, as well as the Canterbury New Zealand domestic championship team. Cairns also captained the Black Caps on seven occasions, usually when regular captain Stephen Fleming was unavailable.He was described by Shane Warne, the Australian leg spinner, as the best all-rounder in the world. Cairns finished his Test career with a batting average of 33.53 and a bowling average of 29.40. In 2000, he was named as one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year. Chris Cairns as an infant made quite a cute kid.

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Chris Cairns
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Mansoor Ali Khan

Mansur Ali Khan, nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the ninth Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India. Mansoor Ali Khan as a young Nawab.

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Mansoor Ali Khan
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team. Initially recognised as an extravagantly flamboyant and destructive batsman, Dhoni has come to be regarded as one of the coolest heads to captain the Indian ODI side. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, CB Series of 2007â€"08, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008 and 2010 against Australia 2â€"0 and 2011 World Cup in which India beat every previous world cup winning team. Here we see a happy teenaged Dhoni holding a trophy he just won.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Ricky Ponting

Ricky Thomas Ponting nicknamed Punter, is an Australian cricketer, a former captain of the Australian cricket team between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket and 2002 and 2011 in One Day International cricket. He is a specialist right-handed batsman, slips and close catching fielder, as well as a very occasional bowler. He is regarded as one of Australia's finest cricketers in the modern era. He represents the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian domestic cricket and played in the Indian Premier League with the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. Try to spot Ricky amongst these young boys.

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Ricky Ponting
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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. He is the only male player to score a double century in the history of ODI cricket. In 2002, just 12 years into his career, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards. Tendulkar was an integral part of the 2011 Cricket World Cup winning Indian team at the later part of his career, his first such win in six World Cup appearances for India. Sachin's enthusiasm for cricket existed since the earliest time in his life.

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Sachin Tendulkar
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Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is a former Indian cricketer, and captain of the Indian national team. Currently, he is the 5th highest run scorer in One Day Internationals(ODIs) and was the 5th person in history to cross the 10,000 run landmark. He is only the 2nd Indian to cross that mark in ODIs, after Sachin Tendulkar. Wisden ranked him the sixth greatest one day international batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Dean Jones and Michael Bevan.Here we see an adolscent Ganguly proudly standing by a trophy he won.

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Sourav Ganguly
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Stephen Rodger "Steve" Waugh

Stephen Rodger "Steve" Waugh, AO is a former Australian cricketer. He captained the Australian Test cricket team from 1999 to 2004, and was the most capped Test cricket player in history, with 168 appearances, until Sachin Tendulkar of India broke this record in 2010. Waugh is known among friends as "Tugga"(as in tug of war) and among the public as "Iceman" for his ability to remain calm and cool in high-pressure situations. In January 2010, Waugh was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in front of his home fans at the Sydney Cricket Ground.Here we see him with his fraternal twin of former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh who was also a A-listed cricketer.

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Stephen Rodger "Steve" Waugh
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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is an Indian cricketer, and the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi movie star Yograj Singh. He has been a member of the Indian cricket team since 2000 (ODIs) and played his first Test match in 2003. He was the vice captain of the ODI team from late-2007 to late-2008. At the 2007 World Twenty20 he hit six sixes in an over against England's Stuart Broadâ€"a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and previously never in an international match between two Test cricket nations. He was named the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Here we see a young carefree looking Yuvraj.

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Yuvraj Singh
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Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is a cricketer in the Indian national team, of which he has been a regular member since 1996. He was appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team in October 2005 and resigned from the post in September 2007. Dravid was honoured as one of the top-five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000.Dravid was also awarded the ICC Player of the Year and the Test Player of the Year at the inaugural awards ceremony held in 2004. Dravid also holds the record of having taken the most number of catches in Test cricket. Here we see the "Wall" standing happily with his prized trophies.

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Rahul Dravid
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