For some it could be Sachin Tendulkar for some it could be Viv Richards and for some, it could be M.S Dhoni. Different people could have a different perception on giving the title that who should be renowned as the father of cricket. But the fact is that Dr. William Gilbert Grace, renowned as W.G. Elegance is thought to be the dad of present day cricket.
He has given so many breathtaking moments to the universe of cricket. Conceived in Bristol, England on July 18, 1848, Grace assumed a vital part in promoting the round of cricket. Beginning his cricketing profession at 17 years old, he formally resigned at 60. In other words, he played for 43 long years!
He effortlessly scored 54, 818 runs and 2876 wickets from 872 diversions of a top of the line cricket.
His most noteworthy score was 344 runs. He has shockingly 3 triple hundreds of years and 13 twofold centuries and stood not out 105 times. He has additionally earned 126 top of the line hundreds of years and 9 wickets.
Beauty exceeded expectations as a Captain driving England in 13 Tests, with 8 wins and 2 draws.
At the season of playing his last test for England, Grace was 51 years of age! E.M Grace his sibling was a cricketer too. W.G Grace was additionally outstanding as a specialist. He kicked the bucket in Nottingham on December 23, 1915.
'All the best'