The Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan has picked his top 5 T20 players ahead of the start of the first round of T20 World Cup 2021. Rashid didn’t pick himself among his top 5, despite being rated by many as one of the top 5 T20 players of all time.
Rashid Khan has picked the Indian captain Virat Kohli, the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, the West Indies captain Kieron Pollard, the former South African captain AB de Villiers and the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya as his top 5 T20 players.
Rashid Khan thinks Virat Kohli can score runs on any kind of wicket
Rashid’s reasoning behind picking Virat Kohli is that he thinks Kohli can score runs on any kind of wicket, and he can go at a decent clip. While Kane Williamson
“Doesn’t really depend on the wicket, doesn’t matter whatever the wicket is, he (Kohli) is someone who is going to step up and perform,” Rashid Khan said about Kohli while talking to ICC channels.
As far as De Villiers is concerned, he is unique because he can play any kind of shot in any part of the ground on any kind of surface and can shift the pressure back on the opposition.
“A destructive batsman. Someone who can give you quick runs at any stage, any wicket, against any bowler, and he can play any shot,” Rashid added about De Villiers.
In Rashid’s opinion, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya are the two players who can chase any target towards the end of the innings. So, they are going to be the two key players for any team they will be a part of.
International Cricket Council (ICC), ahead of the start of the T20 World Cup, has been asking some renowned T20 players who will be their top 5 picks of all time as far as the shortest format of the game is concerned.