Cricket, the gentlemen’s game, no doubt has an enormous craze around the globe. But the fans are not only crazy about their performance and skills but also their deadly looks. Even a decade ago, the cricketers were not very concerned about their shape. Growing abs, intense workout, cross-fitness was not very mainstream as of now. You can see everyone’s Instagram feed is full of motivations, working out videos, setting new goals, throwing new challenges.
So there is an audience not only to applause on their sixes and fours but also to adore these hotties, especially ladies. The players have a fan base as same as a celebrity or even more. Big brands often approach cricketers for endorsements or to become their brand ambassador. They are in a constant hustle to upgrade their fitness game to remain in shape.
Here is the list of top 10 most handsome cricketers in the world:
1. Virat Kohli
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, world’s best batsman at the moment, is not only popular for his record-breaking performances but also his looks. This 31 years cricketer, 5’9”, has redefined fitness for the Indian cricket team. He follows a very strict fitness regime, which includes 5 days of an intense workout in the gym and 2 days off. He takes great care of his health and diet both.
Compared to other cricketers, Virat has a huge fan following, most of which are ladies. His charming personality sweep ladies off their feet. Virat has a huge fan following the majority of which are ladies. His charming personality sweep ladies off their feet.
The newspaper of the UK, ‘Eastern Eye’ named Kohli the seventh sexiest Asian in the last decade. They awarded him with the People’s choice award India for Favourite Sportsperson India: 2012. The fashion magazine GQ mentioned him as “the best-dressed sportsperson in the world”. We can see Kohli being featured in many brand endorsements, like enormous brands. Such as Audi, Puma, MRF, Fastrack, Pepsi, American Tourister, etc. This Indian Captain is one of the most handsome cricketers in the world.
2. Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook, the former captain of the England cricket team, is 35 years old and 6’2” in height. He is a left-handed batsman and holds several English and international records. Cook is the 5th-highest Test run-scorer of all time. They also appointed cook as a Knight Bachelor for services to cricket. On the occasion of England’s 1000th Test in August 2018, they named Cook the country’s best Test 11 by the ECB.
Cook is not only popular for his performance, but also his charismatic looks. EssexLive named him as the sexiest man in Essex and also the only cricketer to be on the 30 strong lists. Cook’s attractive looks and amazing physique have made him a fan favourite. I mean, did you see that chiselled jawline? OMG!
3 Brett Lee
Brett Lee, the former Australian fast bowler, has always been popular for his handsome looks. The 43-year-old cricketer has a height of 6’2”. We recognize Lee as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, and they measured his fastest delivery at 161.1 km/h. Lee retired from all forms of cricket in 2015. But after his retirement, he has been working as a film actor and Fox sports commentator.
Lee has gained mass popularity in India too from his collaboration with Indian artistry industry. He wrote the song ‘you are the one for me’ and recorded it in collaboration with Indian singer Asha Bhosle. He was the main cast in Indo-Australian film ‘UnIndian’ that released on August 19, 2016. Lee, being a part of a rock-band ‘Six & Out’ and strumming the guitar strings, has pulled the heart-strings of many girls. His killer smile and looks have brought him many projects on modelling too.
4 Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen is a cricket commentator and former England cricket team player. He is in his 40s and 6’4” in height. Despite his dispute with ECB, he was one of the greatest batsmen of his era. He still holds the record of fastest 2000 runs to cross in One-Day International cricket.
This Englishman noted for his sophistication, style-sense, and look that add to his charm. They named him “England’s greatest modern batsman” by The Guardian in 2012. He probably has the biggest lady’s fan following. His unusual haircuts, daring fashion sense and very straight-forward opinions create an aura that makes him more attractive.
5 Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke, the former Australian cricket team captain, is 39 years old and 5’10”. Clarke has not only a charming personality and attractive looks but also great leadership quality. He led his team to the 5th cricket world cup triumph in 2015. Clarke four times won the Allan Border Medal, the most prestigious prize in Australian cricket.
In 2012, when he got married to model and business owner Kylie Clarke, he broke many hearts of his fans. But in February 2020 they announced their separation and mentioned that they were separate since 5 months. Michael Clarke’s sculpted physique and a heart-melting smile can sweep you off your feet. His elegance, sobriety and durability in the cricket field make him one of a kind.
6 AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers, the former South African attacking batsman and captain, is 36 and 5’10”. He has played at various positions in the batting order but mostly being a middle-order batsman and a very destructive one. On January 18, 2015, he scored both fastest fifty and fastest century (16 and 31 balls respectively) by a batsman, breaking two records at once. He has a unique playing style. They often refer to him as ‘Mr. 360’ because of his ability to play shots all around the wicket.
AB de Villiers proposed to his girlfriend, Danielle Swart, at the Taj Mahal that is one of the world’s most romantic places. He is very handsome yet down to earth. He has a great fan base in India too. One of his tweets says, “I remember playing against India in India and the crowd was cheering for me. Nothing can beat this moment.” His charismatic personality and sophistication make him one of the most handsome cricketers in the world.
7 Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Johnson, 38 years old and 6’2” tall, is an Australian pacer. He played in all the forms of cricket and retired in 2015. They awarded him with the international cricket council’s Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in 2009. He is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in test matches of Australia with 313 wickets. They also awarded him the prestigious Allan Border Medal in 2014.
Mitchell Johnson has such features that would impress anyone. He has always been very popular in the women folk because of his sculpted body and killer looks. And that cute dimple on his cheeks makes him irresistible. His exceptional performance on the field probably makes his off-field persona more enticing.
8 Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand batsman and captain, is the coach of New Zealand cricket team. He is 38 and 5’7” tall. McCullum is the former leading run-scorers in Twenty20 International cricket and is the first and so far only one of the two players to have scored two Twenty20 International centuries and 2000 runs in T20 Internationals. He also is the first New Zealander to score triple centuries in attest match. McCullum is very popular in India because of his performances in IPL. He has been in Kolkata Knight Riders, Kochi Tuskers Kerala and Chennai Super Kings consecutively.
Brendon not only breaks records on the field but also breaks hearts off the field. His dim eyes and well-built body melts many hearts. His stylish tattoos and funky hairstyle is the cherry on the cake. This New Zealand superstar is way too hot to handle.
9 James Anderson
James Michael Anderson is an English international cricketer, a fast bowler, 38 years old and 6’2”. He holds the record of several wickets taken both in test and one0-day international cricket. Anderson was the first bowler to reach 400, 500 and 600 wickets in test matches. As of August 2020, he is in the 14th position in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings. He holds the world record for ‘not out’ batting performances in test cricket.
Anderson, with his English aesthetics, is a chick magnet. He has amazing features, dark eyes, a hypnotic smile that would melt any girl’s heart in a blink of an eye. His classy fashion sense and sporty hairstyle make him a unique combination that makes him even hotter. This British cricketer is one of the most handsome cricketers in the world.
10 Faf Du Plessis
Faf du Plessis, a South African cricketer, is a right-handed batsman and part-time spinner. He is 36 years old and 5’11” tall. Du Plesis did his test debut in November 2012 and became the fourth South African to score a century on debut. Faf is also a former captain of South Africa’s cricket team. After AB de Villiers, Plessis is one of the most successful batsmen and always praised for his consistency and captaincy.
Faf is very handsome and good looking. He has very sharp features including his dimple on cheeks. His contagious smile and blue eyes can make you skip a heartbeat. He is a natural charmer and pleasing personality that places him in the list of top 10 most handsome cricketers in the world.