Edgar Arthur "Ted" McDonald was born on 6th January 1891. He was a professional cricketer who had played major matches for Tasmania, Victoria, Lancashire, and Australia. He was also an Australian Rules football player who had given his crucial contribution to Launceston Football Club, Essendon Football Club, and Fitzroy Football Club.
Played a major role in Victoria’s Test match win against New South Wales, in 1919, held in Sydney, Australia
Proved instrumental in Victoria’s win at the 1921-22 Test matches held at Lord’s and Headingley, in England
Named a “Wisden Cricketer of the Year” in 1922
Played a significant role in Lancashire’s 1926 Test match wins at Dover, against Kent
Kapil Dev is an ace player of the Indian cricket team who has contributed ample of victories in several national as well as international events. He is one of the best captains, fastest bowlers and all-rounders of his time with skilled vision and perfect strategy to blow the competition away. Kapil is the lone player in the history of the game who has taken 400 wickets with 4000 runs in Test events. He has earned numerous accolades during his active playing career with several records, most of which he still holds.
A brief account of his astounding achievements:-
The youngest Test cricketer who has scored a single, double and triple century
The Government of India conferred him with the Arjuna Award in 1979 for his outstanding performance and sincere contribution to the sport
Bestowed with "Padma Shri" award in 1982 for his distinguished performance in cricket
Entitled as the "Wisden Cricketer of the Year" in 1983 by the annual publication book "Wisden Cricketers' Almanack"
Test matches Awards- Selected as "Man of the Series" four times in 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1985 and "Man of the Match" eight times: in 1981, twice in 1982, 1985, thrice in 1986 and 1989
ODI Match Awards-Won the title of "Man of the Series" for Texaco Trophy in 1982 and the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup in 1985
Also been honored with the "Man of the Match" award11 times in 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, twice in 1987, twice in 1989 and in 1992
Recipient the third highest civilian award "Padma Bhushan" in 1991 by the Government of India
Became the highest Test wicket-taker in the world in 1994 and held the record till 1999
Entitled as "Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century" by the annual publication book "Wisden Cricketers' Almanack" again in 2002
Kapil's name was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2010
Received C.K.Nayadu Lifetime Achievement award in 2013
He still holds the record of playing 184 innings in an entire career