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Van der Dussen reveals world’s best T20 batters


Scoring fours and sixes, taking singles in crunch situations of the game, mounting pressure on the opposition is what Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are good at.

Van der Dussen reveals world's best T20 batters
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

They are currently ranked No.1 and No.2 respectively in T20I rankings. Rohit Sharma is just 8 runs away from surpassing Kohli’s tally in the truncated version of the game.

Both the extraordinary players have scored plenty of runs in this format. Kohli tops the list with 2441 runs while his deputy Rohit Sharma has 2434 runs.

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Talking about the two Indian batsmen, ahead of the third and final T20I in Bengaluru, South Africa’s vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen added that bowling to players Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is a challenge for any kind of bowling attack. He thinks that both Rohit and Kohli are the best T20 batters the world has ever seen.

“They (Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan) are probably three of the best T20 batters the world has ever seen. Virat and Rohit are the two leading run-scorers at the moment in international T20 cricket,” van der Dussen was quoted as saying by PTI.

“It’s a great challenge for young bowlers coming here and bowling to these guys. But like I said, we know what the challenge is. If we want to get a win, we have to nullify this kind of players,” he added.

“It’s been an unbelievable 12 to 14 months for me. The challenge for me going forward would be to maintain the form that I have had and keep improving as a player and winning games for the team. That’s something I pride myself in,” he said.

“We have a young team. Guys are absolving and learning everything quickly. We have got some 18 more games leading to the T20 World Cup next year.

The challenge for us is to learn those lessons very quickly and make sure in some years time, we are one of the top sides of the world,” der Dussen said when asked about team’s targets for the T20 World Cup.

“The last Test tour did not go well but the guys who were here have learnt a lot of lessons and we definitely are better prepared this time,” he concluded.

(With PTI inputs)

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