He was part of West Indies cricket team from 1954 to 1974, and in 1965 was made team captain, a role which he held until 1972.

Here are ten Interesting facts about him:

1. He was born with an extra finger on each hand, which he removed himself during childhood.

2. When he was 13, he was recruited to play for two cricket teams - the Kent St Philip club in the Barbados Cricket League (BCL) and the Wanderers club, in the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA).

3. In 1958, He scored his maiden Test century against Pakistan and ended up with an unbeaten 365 runs, breaking the world record.

4. At 21 years, he is the youngest player to break the individual scoring record in Tests, 365, and remains the youngest triple-centurion.

5. He was the first player to hit six sixes in an over in a first-class game.

6. He excelled at most athletic activities, he played golf, soccer and bastketball for Barbados.

7. He could bowl left-arm orthodox, wrist spin and fast-medium.

8. In 1966, his image was placed on a Barbados Independence Postage Stamp, as a sign of respect from his homeland.

9. Sobers was engaged to Indian actress Anju Mahendru before tying the knot with the Australian girl Pru Kirby.

10. Garry Sobers was the first player to complete 8000 runs in Test cricket. He was also the fastest to score 8000 Test runs in 157 innings in 1974.

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