With the emergence of franchise-based tournaments, T20 cricket has become the preferred format for many players worldwide. Since its inception, the format has produced numerous records, milestones, and trailblazers.
The topic of the greatest T20 cricketer in history has sparked debate amongst fans and experts, with notable players such as Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, David Warner, and Kieron Pollard frequently mentioned.
Kohli is the highest run-scorer in T20Is, amassing 4008 runs in 115 matches, including one century and 37 half-centuries. Rohit Sharma, the Indian captain, trails Kohli closely with 3853 runs in 148 matches, consisting of four centuries and 29 fifties.
New Zealand’s Tim Southee leads the bowling charts with 13 wickets in 107 games, including a four-wicket and five-wicket haul, while Shakib Al Hasan from Bangladesh is second with 128 dismissals in 109 matches, including five four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul.
AB de Villiers, a former T20 specialist, and one of the greatest batters in history, surprisingly chose Rashid Khan as the greatest T20 cricketer of all time, citing his prowess with both bat and ball. Khan, an Afghan all-rounder, has 126 wickets in 77 T20I matches, including four four-wicket and two five-wicket hauls.