Cricket: Who is the Best Modern Day Mauler?
The insanity of that choice is seen around these murderous row of bashers, who brutalise like few others.
CHRIS GAYLE (WEST INDIES)
When you hear the crack of Gayle’s bat you know to look far and high, for you know that it will be deposited into the crowd like few others and sometimes in the car park on the smaller grounds . In any form of cricket he mauls like few others..
KIERO POLLARD (WEST INDIES)
Built like Adonis and strong like Hercules- this lad when he hits them, they stay hit!Some of his brutality at the recent World Cup should have been censored-for so much murderous intent was seen in it!
SHAHID AFRIDI (PAKISTAN)
Ouch…Ouch….and I repeat OUCH!!This mad cap Pakistanian mauler is one of the biggest hitters ever.
He has hit some of the biggest 6′s ever seen in the games history.
ABDUL RAZZAQ (PAKISTAN)
Though has diminished of late, in his pomp few hit them like Razzaq did.
The South Africans will more than attest to that when he went on one of the most remarkable rampages seen in recent memory last year.
ADAM GILCHRIST (AUSTRALIA)
In any form of cricket no one is known to slaughter bowlers like the man known as Gilly.You could see him deposit the ball in the appreciative crowd with the greatest of ease and against anyone, anywhere and in any situation
DAVE WARNER (AUSTRALIA)
The T20 specialist that is intent on proving his pedigree in the other forms of the game.That remains to be seen, but one thing that is certain is that when Warner plays and if he is ‘on’. If you are in the crowd when he is batting, make sure you wear helmets, for balls will be flying into them hard and fast!
Just look at the strength in the Indian skipper’s forearms to go with the rest of his chiselled physique. That shows the brute strength he possesses, every ounce of which he calls into action when he hits one of those big sixers.Then you watch how he uses this combining it with his timing and hawk like eye, and see the ball fly sky high!
SACHIN TENDULKAR (INDIA)
Since his injury in 2006, the Little Masterhas calmed a little bit and has become more orthodox. Don’t doubt his potential though, for when Sachin chooses to, he can belt the best bowler out out of the stands!
VIRENDER SEHWAG (INDIA)
Arguably the scariest batsman since the immortal Viv Richards. In any form of the game, Sehwag can destroy any type of bowling.He can hit sixers to any part of the ground, even breathtaking cut sixes high over point!
YUVRAJ SINGH (INDIA)
The star of the Indian World Cup win and also famous for hitting Stuart Broad for 6, sixes.
When he is in the mood, he can hit the ball many a long mile!
ANGELO MATHEWS (SRI LANKA)
It would have been interesting to see how the outcome of the World Cup final would have been effected if Mathews had been fit for Sri Lanka.This aside, he is one of the biggest hitters in the current game. As seen in some of his huge hits against Australia at the MCG last year.
THISARA PERERA (SRI LANKA)
My word, can this lower order batsmen give the ball one almighty clout!He is pure brute strength that can deposit the ball long far. I get the feeling as though that the balls he hits have had the leather hit right off them.
SANATH JAYASURIYA (SRI LANKA)
The word is EXPLOSIVE. That’s all I need to say about him.
A.B. DE VILLIERS (SOUTH AFRICA)
The main attractions of his batting is his hard hitting. He does it with the class of his immaculate timing that sends many high into the stands.
BRENDON MCCULLUM (NEW ZEALAND)
He just mauls bowling and smashes the ball to the fence and into the crowd with the greatest of ease.
ROSS TAYLOR (NEW ZEALAND)
A precociously talented stroke player that in the shorter forms of the game is like a powder keg ready to exploded.Thankfully for the fans-he explodes often!
TAMIM IQBAL (BANGLADESH)
KEVIN O’BRIEN (IRELAND)
This lad can maul with the best of them as the English will attest!
So which of these would you choose as cricket’s biggest hitter?
Or have I overlooked someone?