Edited By Arun Kumar | | Updated: 18 Jul 2020, 01:35:00 PM IST
Today is the 172nd birthday of legendary cricketer and former England captain WG Grace. Grace scored 54,211 runs in her firstclass career, including 124 centuries and 251 half-centuries. The ICC remembers him in a special way. The ICC has described him as a pioneer of cricket.
WG Grace occupies 5th place in the category of batsmen scoring the most runs in first class cricket. Not only this, he also took 2809 wickets in his name. He was the first triple century batsman to score the first international century for England. He played all these Test matches against Australia.
However, in his international cricket career, he played only 22 Test matches, in which he had 1098 runs. This included two centuries and 5 half-centuries. This veteran played 870 first class matches.
However, the name of this great player is not on the Honor Board of the historic Lords, which is called the Mecca of Cricket. He played 5 matches at Lord's and scored 214 runs. His highest run was 75 but he could not score a century on this ground.