The introduction of T20 Cricket is possibly one of the biggest revolutionary things that has ever happened in Cricket. The T20 format has helped Cricket in truly becoming a World sport over the last decade.
Recently, Aakash Chopra, former Indian Test Opener and Commentator, tried to pick top 6 batsman, who has had a great impact on the game in T20. First in the list is the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle.
Gayle, who is the highest T20 run scorer in the world, is well known for his big hitting. He also owns the record of maximum runs in an innings when he scored a breath-taking 175* off 66 balls in an IPL match. AB de Villiers comes next in the list. The South African legend has a great career strike rate of almost 150 in 310 T20 matches, he has played so far.
Mumbai Indians legend Kieron Pollard has been placed at third position in terms of his impact on T20 Cricket. One of the hardest hitters of the ball, Kieron has a great role in Mumbai Indian success in IPL over the years. He is also of the few batsman, who has scored more than 10,000 runs in T20 Cricket.
David Warner comes in next for his remarkable consistency in the format. He has an incredible average of 37.93 in T20s with a remarkable strike rate of 142+. In IPL also, the pocket-rocket from Australia is three-time winner of Orange Cap.
Aaskash Aakash Chopra has placed Indian duo of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma at No.5 and 6 respectively. According to him, their career strike rates dent their over-all impact on the game.
Indian captain Virat Kohli, who also leads Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL, has a staggering average of 41.20 in the T20s. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, Indian vice-captain and Mumbai Indians Captain, has an average of 32.24. In IPL, Rohit Sharma is one of the highest run getters and most successful captain of the league also.