Who are the 3 batsmen who can score 200 in T20s? If this was a question that was put to you, then which batsmen would you have picked? Truth be told, most of us have our favorites. Surely, when it comes to formats like the T20- such an undeniably important part of the current game- there are few other formats that bring such an excitement to the sport’s dominant form where the current game stands.
There are those who like Gayle, undoubtedly the master of the format. There are those who cannot bat an eyelid when the crease is occupied by someone like Dave Warner. Then, obviously, there’s the man nicknamed the “Hitman” for all the right reasons.
But one wonders, who really could be the 3 batsmen who can score 200 in T20s? Well, while we have our favorites and why not, it seems that Yuvraj Singh already has an answer to this query.
Firstly, let it be reminded that Yuvraj Singh- among the finest all round cricketers to have played the game for the country that is beating everyone around the world- starred in 58 T20s for his country.
From these many games, he was able to strike 8 fifties on his way to 1177 runs. They came at a strikingly good rate of over 136- such a fantastic achievement for any batsman for that matter.
But now, while it is clear that the game doesn’t have the likes of AB de Villiers playing the most famous template (anymore), one wonders, who might be featuring on Yuvraj’s list?
So, who, after all, are these 3 batsmen who can score 200 in T20s?
Well, some of you might have guessed it right. It is none other than Gayle, de Villiers, and Rohit Sharma who, according to the belligerent leftie can score a 200 in T20 internationals.
In fact, Yuvraj had almost forgotten the fact that Gayle hasn’t retired and is still around in the game while de Villiers, whom he picked to go for the massive double, has, in fact, retired.
That being told, the famous all-round cricketer, most remembered for his sensational all-round show in the 2011 World Cup happened to share the following:
It (T20 double ton) is very tough I feel. But it is not impossible I would say. With the way the game of cricket is going these days, I feel nothing is impossible. So let us wait and hope for the best. Well, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers (South Africa) have retired from international cricket, oh wait, Gayle is still playing I forgot.”
And that’s not all. He would further add, “In my eyes, these were the two guys who could have scored a double hundred in T20I cricket. Rohit Sharma would be the third guy I can think of when it comes to a double T20 ton.”
The Prince of Punjab was recently spotted in Australia where he picked the bat, once again, for a noble cause, when he featured alongside some greats of the game in Lara, Sachin, Walsh, Akram, Lee, Langer, Hayden, Ponting in the much-anticipated and widely-followed Bushfire bash.