- Garry Sobers is a former cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1954 and 1974 and is widely considered to be cricket's greatest all-rounder
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|How old is Garfield Sobers in 2021? / Age: ||84 years
Garfield Sobers facts
- Born in Bridgetown, Barbados, Sobers made his first-class debut for the Barbados cricket team at the age of 16 in 1953, and his Test debut for the West Indies the following year
- Originally playing mainly as a bowler, he was soon promoted up the batting order
- Against Pakistan in 1958, Sobers scored his maiden Test century, progressing to 365 not out and establishing a new record for the highest individual score in an innings
- His record was not broken until Brian Lara scored 375 in 1994
- Sobers was made captain of the West Indies in 1965, a role which he would hold until 1972
- He would also captain a Rest of the World XI during their 1970 tour of England
- Overall, Sobers played 93 Tests for the West Indies, scoring 8032 runs at an average of 57.78, and taking 235 wickets at an average of 34.03
- He has the fourth highest batting average in Test cricket in the list of cricketers with more than 5,000 runs
- In his 383 first-class matches, he scored over 28,000 runs and took over 1000 wickets, having spent time with South Australia and Nottinghamshire towards the end of his career
- Sobers was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1975 for his services to cricket
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Last update: 02 April 2021
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