West Indies will be hoping to level the two match test series in Jamaica, for which they fielded heavyweight Rahkeem Cornwall in the second test. The 26-year-old from Antigua made his national debut and will be looking to impress the selectors to find a permanent place in the test side.
In today’s era, where cricketers are biggest fitness freaks, Cornwall stands at 6’6 and weight 140kgs. However, there have been many cricketers who have went a mile with their overweight and heavy body. Here’s a look at them-
10- Warwick Armstrong
Despite his heavyweight body, Armstrong played 50 Tests for Australia, from which he scored 2,863 runs at an average of 38.68 and took 87 wickets. He was one of the greatest all-rounders of his era.
9- Arjuna Ranatunga
The legendary cricketers from Sri Lanka led his nation in 1996 World Cup and emerged victorious. He will be regarded as one of the finest batsman in the modern era.
8- Shane Warne
Warne had fitness issues but it didn’t stop him to become one of world’s greatest spinner of all time.
7- Ramesh Powar
This hefty spinner from Mumbai had fitness and overweight issues but he featured in 33 Internationals for the Indian team.
6- Jesse Ryder
This southpaw from New Zealand was not in best of shape but his batting prowess helped him to feature in 18 tests and 48 ODIs for black caps.
5- Mohammad Shahzad
This gutsy Afghanistani batsman is renowned for his fearless approach of batting which has helped his team’s cause in the recent while. He is currently facing a ban of 1 year for violating code of conduct.
4- Merv Hughes
This king of sledging featured in 53 Tests and 33 ODIs for Australia. He was also known for his stylosh moustache.
This legendary Pakistani batsman had issues with fitness but it didn’t stop him from 120 tests and 378 ODIs for Pakistan, scoring 8830 and 11739 runs respectively.
2- Dwayne Leverock
Remember the chubby slip fielder who took a stunner to send India’s Robin Uthappa packing in 2007 World Cup in West Indies. The man weights 127 kg and plied his trade in 32 ODIs and 2 T20Is for Bermuda. Leverock has also donned the police uniform and is a a jailer.
1- Rahkeem Cornwall
Cornwall may look like a weightlifter of muscle sportsperson but in reality he is a budding cricketer, who could serve the West Indies cricket for years to come. The 26-year-old hails from Antigua.