We have witnessed some of the most classic batsmen in cricket but when it comes to playing aggressively and providing real entertainment to the spectators, no one can match the levels of dangerous, explosive players who can turn things around in a few overs. So, in this article, we will tell you about the top 10 most dangerous batsmen in the history of cricket.
#10 Glenn Maxwell
Australian all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell is ranked at No.10 on our list as he is one of the most dangerous batsmen in modern-day cricket. He has a strike rate of 154.0 in T20Is.
#9 Sanath Jayasuriya
Veteran Sri Lankan all-rounder, Sanath Jayasuriya was among the first few players who started the concept of power hitting in power plays with minimum field restrictions. He was one of the best of his time.
#8 Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh was one of the best white-ball cricketers India has ever produced. He was among those players who never believed in playing slowly. He was a gem for India in the middle order.
#7 Brendon McCullum
Former Kiwi captain, Brendon McCullum was one of the most clean hitters of a cricket ball. He used to smash sixes for fun. McCullum on his day was a nightmare for bowlers and the fielding team.
#6 Kevin Pietersen
Former England player and most dangerous batsman of his time, Kevin Pietersen was a very destructive batsman. With a decent height and that ability to smash the ball out of ropes was just a treat to watch.
#5 Virender Sehwag
Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag was a very dangerous opening batsman. His feat of boundaries on first balls in the 2011 world cup is his most memorable cricket memory.
#4 Adam Gilchrist
Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman, Adam Gilchrist stands at No.4. Gilchrist was a very dangerous batsman of his time. He was equally destructive in tests too. He was one of the most phenomenal wicketkeeper batsmen in the history of the game.
#3 Shahid Afridi
Popularly known as BOOM BOOM, former Pakistani captain, Shahid Afridi makes at No.3 on our list. He holds the record for the highest number of sixes in ODIs. Afridi was also the fastest century-maker in ODIs for a very long time with his century in 37 deliveries.
#2 Chris Gayle
Gayle is someone who has told the definition of real power-hitting. We all witnessed his era and we all know why the T20 format became famous. He was one of the many reasons to make the T20 game famous because of his ruthless hitting.
#1 AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers is someone who has a huge fan following and nearly zero haters. He is a legend of the game and someone who has defined modern cricket, someone who introduced a new style of playing. He was a great asset for South African cricket. He is also the fastest man to make a cricket century.