Perhaps it is a fortunate coincidence that some of the best and the brightest players going around are celebrating their birthdays on this particular day.
Today on the 2nd of May former West Indies legendary cricketer Brain Lara, enterprising Pakistani leg spinner Yasir Shah and the free kick master from England David Beckham were born.
Brian Lara- Prince of Port of Spain
Brain Lara is considered by many as one of the greatest cricketer of all time. He holds the record for the highest individual score in first class matches as well as the highest individual test innings ever played. He is the only player in history to score a hundred, double hundred, triple hundred and a quadruple century.
Pakistan’s Yasir ‘Messi’ Shah
Pakistan’s enterprising leg spinner Yasir Shah is an extremely talented leg spinner who immediately made a mark on the cricketing horizon through his consistent performances and also because of his close resemblance with the Barcelona star Lionel Messi. He replace Ajmal in the Pakistan’s lineup at a difficult time but he filled in the boots rather nicely and kept Pakistan’s graph high in test matches.
Becks is perhaps on the finest English player who played the game and his bending free kicks were a treat to watch during his prime days. Beckham’s class was evident from the fact that he played for top clubs of Premier League and La Liga that is Manchester United and Real Madrid. He announced his retirement in May 2013 and brought his 20 year career to a close.