In sport usually the bigger you are the better you are.

For these guys they certainly used their extreme height to reach the top of their particular sport.

Here’s the 12 tallest sportsmen of all time.

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Mohammad Irfan – Cricket

Cricket - India v Pakistan 1st T20I Bengaluru

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan is the tallest cricket ever to play international cricket.

At 7 ft 1′ he is able to produce an unnatural bounce causing a new range of difficulties for the opposing batsmen.