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5 Supermen in the world of cricket

Rajdeep Puri
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 08:00 IST

Cricket, as a game has been revolutionised over the past few years. With the advent of T20, we have seen a shift in the style of play. Batsmen have become more adventurous with extravagant shot-making, whereas bowlers have become a little more cautious and introduced a few more variations into their bowling. 

Over the past decade or so, there have been a few players with a “superhuman” ability to turn a match on its head. There have been instances where one particular player has produced an outstanding performance on the field to take their team home.

The knocks by these “supermen” of cricket are what makes the game even more exciting than what it usually is. The variations in shot making, ability to handle pressure so easily or their pure hard hitting is a sight to behold for cricket fans around the world. 

Over the past few years, these few players have changed the definition of batting  with their majestic performances and their ability to take the match away from various oppositions. 

In this article, we take a look at the 5 “Supermen” in the world of cricket. 

#1 AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers
Mr. 360 is an absolute freak

Who better to kick start this list than Mr. 360 himself? AB De Villiers is arguably one of the most complete cricket player in the world right now. One of the most destructive batsmen currently, bowlers find it extremely difficult to dismiss him as he as a wide range of shots ranging from traditional to unconventional shots. Apart from being a destructive batsman, he has also shown his incredible defensive ability, most recently in the test match in Nagpur, against India. 

His ability to play shots all around the wicket is what gained him the nickname Mr. 360. He averages over 50 in both Test and ODI cricket and is also considered as one of the greatest fielders in the world. He has also played as a wicket-keeper and has even picked up wickets with the ball in hand. He currently holds the record of the fastest 50,100 and 150 in ODI cricket. 

His contribution towards the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL is nothing short of stunning. Who could forget his heroics in the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League this season where he single handedly took RCB into the finals. 

His ability to perform in any given situation and take on the best of bowlers with ease, along with his brilliant fielding and personality is what gives him the title of a “superman”. 

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