Vintage collection: Have you seen these rare photos of your favourite cricketers?

Updated: Apr 09, 2020, 12:44 | Shawn.Dsouza
  • Have you seen any of these images? We bet these photos will be a rare sight. Check them out (Pics/ AFP)

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  • Bowled by a maiden! This is a picture from Sanath Jayasuriya's wedding ceremony, on May 8, 1998 at a hotel in Colombo. Jayasuriya is seen draping a traditional red 'going-away' on his bride Sumudhu Karunanayake

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  • A different Men in Blue: That's how India's jersey looked in 1997. Sri Lankan umpire K. T. Francis (C) checks the light while Sachin Tendulkar, Nayan Mongia and Sourav Ganguly look on during an ODI in Colombo on August 23, 1997

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  • No perfect finish: In this picture taken on July 18, 1996, former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan is accompanied by his wife Jemima as he arrives at the High Court in London. After a fairytale romance and wedding, Khan and Jemima divorced in 2004

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  • Endearing memories: This photo, taken on May 10, 1997, shows Australian right-arm fast bowler Glenn McGrath (R) hugging his future wife Jane (L) before departing from Sydney International Airport for a three-month Ashes tour of England. Unfortunately, Jane died in Sydney on June 22, 2008, after a decade-long battle with cancer.

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  • Beginning of the end: Ajay Jadeja reads a fax copy of a magazine article on July 22, 1997 in which he is implicated in a match-fixing scandal by former Pakistani wicket-keeper Rashid Latif. Then Indian team manager Ratnakar Shetty looks on

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  • Terrific trio: Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis relax during the Pakistan vs South Africa one day international at the Manuka Oval in Canberra February 15, 1992

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  • Howzzat? Rahul Dravid (L) and Nayan Mongia (C) listen very attentively to advice being given by umpire Cyril Mitchley as they stroll on the field at Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium, Nagpur during a rain interruption in Test between India and Sri Lanka in the late 90s

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  • Uplifting! Super-model Caprice gets a lift from six cricketers (L-R) George Salmond (Scotland), Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan), Adam Hollioake (England), Alec Stewart (England), Franklyn Rose (West Indies) and Stuart Law (Australia) during an event to promote the 1999 Cricket World Cup, in London on September 24, 1998

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  • Crash course!: Sourav Ganguly collides with Pakistan's Aamir Sohail during the Sahara Cup match in Toronto on September 12, 1998. The Sahara Cup was a highly popular ODI tournament played between India and Pakistan in Toronto between 1996 and 1998

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  • Precursor to the Gangnam Style?: Well, not quite. That was Steve Waugh trying to avoid coming in the way of a powerful stroke by Ijaz Ahmed (R) during a Test match between Pakistan and Australia at in Karachi on October 26, 1998. The photograph ended up capturing him in a rather awkward pose

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  • No leap of joy this: Jacques Kallis is airborne as he fends off a ball from Michael Kasprowicz on the fourth day of the first Test Match between Australia and South Africa in Melbourne on December 27, 1997

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  • Just like Jonty! South African fielder Brian McMillan dives full length for a catch, which unfortunately for him only came off the pads of an Australian batsman during a Test match in Australia in 1997

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  • Jump start: Darren Gough skips at net practice, watched by Pakistan security forces, during England squad's preparation for the 1996 Cricket World Cup in Lahore, Pakistan

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  • Aus-some achievement: Kapil Dev raises his arms after taking his 400th test wicket during the fifth test against Australia in Perth on February 3, 1992

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  • The world at their 'feat': Sri Lanka's Roshan Mahanama (L) and Sanath Jayasuriya being felicitated after setting a new world record in test cricket with a 576-run partnership during the Colombo Test against India in August 1997

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  • The 'fall' guy: This was a rather common sight in the 90s. Pakistan's Inzaman-Ul-Haq (R) loses his balance as India's Saba Karim tries to knock the bails off the stumps during an ODI in Canada in 1997

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  • Smile, please! Former captains Arjuna Ranatunga (L) and Wasim Akram share a light moment at Colombo in the late 90s

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  • Fant'ash'tic! Allan Border (R), accompanied by Geoff Marsh, waves the national flag on September 28, 1989, during a parade to celebrate the winning of the Ashes, which Australia had regained for the first time on English soil since 1934

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  • No kidding! Former Sri Lankan skipper Arjuna Ranatunga (L) and Aravinda De Silva spend some time with orphan children in a south Mumbai hotel during the Lanka's visit to India in the 90s

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  • All the great men: Cricketing legends Ian Chappell (far left), Sir Gary Sobers (leaning on plaque), Asif Iqbal (centre back), Ravi Shastri (2nd right) and Tony Greig at a cricket memorabilia auction in a hotel in south Mumbai in 1997

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About The Gallery

It is Throwback Thursday today and we have something great for all cricket fans. Today, we take you back in time and bring you some rare and beautiful images of cricketers who dominated the scene over the years. Have you seen these snapshots of your favourite cricket players?