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5 Tallest cricketers in the world

New Delhi: In a sport like cricket, good physique and height both play an important role in a player's career. Some players are born with special built such as an extremely tall physique and thus
India TV News Desk September 19, 2015 22:25 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: In a sport like cricket, good physique and height both play an important role in a player's career. Some players are born with special built such as an extremely tall physique and thus making an impact on the ground with a tremendous amount of bounce on a pitch.

Mainly short players are considered to be fit for batting. Similarly tall and well built players are best for fast bowling.

Let's have a look on the top 5 tallest players in cricket's history:

1.    Mohammed Irfan 7'1"

Pakistani Mohammad Irfan is the tallest player in the history of international cricket. He is of 7 ft and 1 inch in height.

Irfan is from a small town of Pakistan, Gaggu Mandi, which produced another fast bowler Mohammad Zahid.

The lack of opportunities in his hometown forced him to quit cricket temporarily and thus was forced to work in a plastic pipe factory to earn livelihood for his poor family.