Popular cricket player/Wicket keeper of England: Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart is a former cricketer and captain of the English cricket team. He was a right handed batsman cum wicket keeper and is renowned for being the ‘most capped’ cricketer in Test matches and the 2nd more capped in ODIs. Throughout his playing career, Stewart played 170 One Day Internationals and 133 Test series. In 133 test matches, Alec Stewart has scored 8,463 at an average of 39.54 including 15 hundreds and 45 fifties. His highest test innings is of 190 runs. In 170 One Day International matches, Stewart has scored 4,667 at an average of 31.60 including 28 fifties and four hundreds. His highest ODI score is 116 runs. Alec Stewart has played some phenomenal innings especially when he was at the top of his flow. His performance in cricket owned him many awards including Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1993. Alec Stewart was also the highest run scorer in the world in the era of 90s.
It was in 1981 when Stewart made his debut and emerged as an opening batsman and a frequent wicket keeper who was quite a dynamic player. It was in the 1st Test of 1989-90 when he went on the tour of West Indies and made his England debut. From the very start, he was recognized as a specialist batsman for his team. He made his highest score i.e. 190 having played on 4th June, 1992 against Pakistan. This was the 4th century he made in five Test innings. At the Kensington Oval in 1994, Stewart stood as the only 7th English player who hit centuries in both the innings of Test matches wherein he scored 118 and 143 respectively.
When Stewart played his first series under his captaincy against South Africa, he made a remarkable score of 164. However, he lost his good form in the 1999 World Cup and losses against Australia. Stewart bagged quite a lot of honors including Wisden Cricket of the Year 1993, MBE, the highest Test scorer and a lot more!