South African batter AB de Villiers is considered as one of the finest batters of modern generation specifically in the T20 format. AB de Villiers surprised cricket fans as he named Afghanistan’s all-rounder Rashid Khan as his ‘greatest T20 player of all time’ as he delivers both with bat and ball.
Rashid Khan is a match-winner in both departments says AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, David Warner and Kieron Pollard are some of the finest cricketers in the shortest format of the game. Former South African skipper and legendary batter AB de Villiers was asked about his ‘greatest T20 player of all time’ and he surprised cricket fans by not choosing any one of these star batters and instead named Rashid Khan for his all-round abilities.
“My greatest T20 player of all time is none other than Rashid Khan. He delivers with bat and ball. Match winner in both departments; he is a livewire in the field and has got the heart of a lion. He always wants to win; he’s very competitive, and he’s right there with one of the best T20 players. Not one of the best, the best,” AB de Villiers said on SuperSport.
ABD himself is one of the greats in T20
AB de Villiers who himself was considered to be a T20 specialist during his career, was expected to name his good friend Virat Kohli as the ‘greatest T20 player of all time’ as the star Indian batter has got a surreal record in the T20 format. Kohli is also the highest run-scorer in T20Is, with 4008 runs in 115 matches including a ton and 37 half-centuries. He has a staggering average of 52.74 and a strike rate of 137.97.
Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, David Warner and Kieron Pollard too have been really destructive with the bat and have helped their respective teams in lifting the T20 World Cup trophy. Cricket experts usually pick one of these mighty batters as their all-time favorite in the shortest format of the game.
On the other hand, Afghanistan’s star all-rounder Rashid Khan has been pretty impressive both with bat and ball and has been a vital part of all the major victories for his side. Rashid is the third-highest wicket-taker in T20Is, with 126 wickets in 77 games including two five-wicket hauls. Rashid Khan is one of the main attractions in major T20 leagues including IPL, BBL and PSL where he keeps on performing regularly in both departments.