1936: Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers was born on July 28 in Bridgetown, Barbados, which was part of the British West Indies at that time. He was one of six children. His father, Shamont Sobers, worked as a merchant sailor. Sadly, his father died in a shipwreck when Garfield was young, leaving his mother, Thelma Sobers, to raise the children on her own.

1946: At the age of 10, Sobers started playing cricket. He joined a local cricket club called Bay Land, where he quickly showed that he had a natural talent for the game. Even though he wasn’t very big, his skills were obvious.

1952: When Sobers was just 16 years old, he started playing for the Barbados cricket team in first-class matches. He could bat, bowl, and field with equal skill, making him a special player.

1954: At age 17, Sobers was chosen to play for the West Indies cricket team. He made his Test debut against England, where he began to make a name for himself. His left-handed batting and left-arm bowling stood out.

1958: Sobers made history by scoring 365 runs without getting out in a Test match against Pakistan. This was the highest score ever in Test cricket at the time, and the record stood for 36 years. This made Sobers a star in the cricket world.

1966: Sobers became the captain of the West Indies cricket team. As captain, he led the team to many victories and helped them become one of the best teams in the world.

1968: In a famous match against England, Sobers hit six sixes in a single over. This was the first time anyone had done this in first-class cricket. This incredible achievement made him a legend in cricket.

1974: Sobers retired from Test cricket after an amazing career. He had played cricket for 20 years and was known for being one of the best all-round players in the game’s history.

1975-1976: After he retired from Test cricket, Sobers continued to play in domestic cricket and also became a coach. He shared his knowledge of cricket with younger players and traveled to different countries to help grow the sport.

1994: Queen Elizabeth II honored Sobers by knighting him, giving him the title “Sir Garfield Sobers.” This recognized his great contributions to cricket.

2000: Sobers was named one of Wisden’s “Cricketers of the Century,” an award given to the best cricket players of all time.

2017: Sobers published his autobiography, “Sobers: Twenty Years at the Top,” where he talked about his career, personal life, and experiences in cricket.

2024: Sir Garfield Sobers is still seen as a cricket hero. He is known for his amazing achievements and continues to inspire young cricketers

Real Name: Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers

Date of Birth: July 28, 1936

Birth Place: Bridgetown, Barbados

Residence: Barbados

Profession: Cricketer (Retired), Coach

Nationality: Barbadian

Religion: Christianity

Partner: Dr. Prudence Wood (current partner); previously married to Pru Sobers, with whom he has three children

Father: Shamont Sobers

Mother: Thelma Sobers

Horoscope: Leo

Age: 88 years (as of 2024)

Height: Approximately 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)

Weight: Approximately 74 kg (163 lbs)

Body Type: Athletic

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Gray/White