Since the invent of the T20 format, the game has witnessed a lot of paradigm shift in favour of the batsman. Also, it has become of the most exciting format with stars like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli dominating the stage. Recently, veteran all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo sat down to pick his top 5 T20 players of all-time and made some interesting choices.
A globetrotter in a true sense, the Caribbean all-rounder has played various T20 leagues across the globe. He has played with many teams and rubbed shoulders will all the legends of the game in entertaining the fans. Like his on-field antics, Bravo came up with some interesting answers during a chat with Harsha Bhogle on Cricbuzz.
Dwayne Bravo picks his top 5 T20 players
At the start, Bravo was asked to choose the best player between Matthew Hayden, David Warner, Virender Sehwag, Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith. Unsurprisingly, Dwayne Bravo picked his long time teammate, Gayle. In the second round, the Caribbean Calypso went with Shane Watson over the likes of Gautam Gambhir, KL Rahul, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Chris Lynn as the best T20 opener.
India skipper Virat Kohli followed the suit next. Kohli is the highest run-scorer in international T20 cricket and also in the Indian Premier League. Furthermore, Dwayne Bravo picked AB de Villiers in the top 5 T20 players over the likes of Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Yuvraj Singh, Ben Stokes and Michael Hussey as the aggressive batsman.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni was an automatic choice in Bravo’s list. The former India skipper, who is currently the most debated topic in the country, was pitted with the likes of Hardik Pandya, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard in the finishers list. Dhoni is arguably the best finisher in modern-day cricket and also bring leadership abilities in the table.