According to a survey conducted of the public by the Sweeney Sports Report between October 2008 and March 2009, Ricky has come out tops again, and Andrew Symonds has fallen dramatically to 36th on the list. Funny that.
The top 10 of the list are as follows:
1. Ricky Ponting (cricket)
2. Grant Hackett (swimming)
3.Adam Gilchrist (cricket)
4. Glenn McGrath (cricket)
5. Pat Rafter (tennis)
6. Ian Thorpe (swimming)
7. Stephanie Rice (swimming)
8. Cathy Freeman (athletics)
9. Steve Waugh (cricket)
10. Casey Stoner (motorcycling)
That's four cricketers in the top 10, Gilly, McGrath and Waugh being the other three. They're also retired, so there's that interesting fact to consider. Aussies really do love the men of the glory days.
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