Wondering who is the new god of T20 cricket in 2021? No, it’s not the Universe Boss Chris Gayle. It’s our very own Rohit Sharma!
T20 cricket is the shortest format of this beautiful game. It is also the most popular form among the spectators.
There could be no other breathtaking sight than watching the batsman go all guns blazing. Those last ball thrillers or the startling super overs are more than enough for anyone to drop their beat.
The frequent serendipity for the audience to get the ball in their lap whenever a batsman hits a humongous shot adds chills to the fans.
Despite all these luxuries that come with T20 cricket, the lack of time is the biggest challenge to the players. You have to read the game as quickly as possible.
But that’s where the modern-day legends are made. Every generation produces one such player that is attributed as the GOD of the game.
The New God of T20 Cricket
There is a short string of demigods that the T20 cricket has produced. But the one player that stands out in all the aspects is considered as GOD. It’s very similar to Sachin Tendulkar being the GOD of World Cricket for ODIs and Tests.
It takes almost everything to get that kind of elite tag. A combination of consistency, class, experience, elegance, match-winning ability and an active mind on the field makes a player the deity of this modern game.
Currently, with the likes of Dawid Malan, Babar Azam, Virat Kohli etc it is hard to choose one God among them. But one player that has been phenomenal for the last 3,4 years is Rohit Sharma.
The Indian opener has produced some of the most magical willow-knocks that made him worthy of being supreme among his peers.
I bet no one can forget that gargantuan 35-balls-hundred against Sri Lanka that included 10 sixes and 12 fours in the span of 118 runs.
Imagine if you have to hit 2 sixes in the last 2 balls to win the super over. We shivered and crossed our fingers, but guess what, Rohit had done the same once by hitting two long shots against a bowler like Tim Southee and that too, at NZ’s dearest ground.
He has done these things quite consistently. With 4 centuries in more than 100 T20Is, Rohit Sharma is clearly the God of T20. No other batsman in International T20 cricket has as many centuries. He is no less than a God in T20Is.
Rohit Sharma T20 Career Stats
He debuted against England in T20 WC 2007. Though his arrival in this format of the game was not a grand one, still he managed to play the crucial knock of 30 in 16 balls in the final of the inaugural T20 World Cup against the arch-rivals Pakistan, which proved to be the difference between the two sides.
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But he was not able to become a regular member of the Indian side. His inclusion kept bouncing until he got the breakthrough call to play as an opener. All thanks to former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
From there onwards, he never looked back. He started dominating the white-ball cricket. The World has seen many of his awestruck performances since then.
He has aged like a fine wine. He is now a lot better player than he was. He is 34 currently and can play for 3, 4 more years given his fitness.
Is Rohit Sharma the God of IPL?
One more thing that makes Rohit invincible, is his ability to captain the side. Even in T20 Internationals, he had captained India in 19 matches with 15 wins (Win percentage – 78.94).
Ifwe talk about IPL, no other captain has the kind of impact that Rohit has after winning 5 IPL trophies under his regime.
He is God material when we consider the application of the tactics on the field. He has been able to build a strong team out of the players he purchased in IPL.
His influence in the biggest league of the World is not hidden anymore. But as a batsman, he is slightly below the criteria of the supreme.
He is still a good asset with the bat for Mumbai Indians with the versatility of playing at any number in the lineup and plays the situation pretty well.
Rohit Sharma IPL Stats
Who is the Best T20 Batsmen of all Time?
THE UNIVERSE BOSS, Chris Gayle is the best T20 batsman of all time, without a second thought. The aura that comes with the giant physique with the giant willow is unmatched.
The fear that he created among the bowlers throughout his career makes us go “Wow”. Chris Gayle has recently completed 14000 runs in 425 innings thus far with a strike rate of 146.26. This feat is unbelievable. This is insane.
He has commanded every T20 league in the World he has played. He is 41 years old and still going strong. His innings of 175 not out off 66 deliveries that he etched in IPL 2013 will hold our memories forever. Chris Gayle is the most loved cricketer of all and I certainly hope he never retires!
Who is the God of T20 in the World?
Being the best batsman of all time, Chris Gayle came very near to being nominated as the GOD of t20 cricket in the world.
To be precise, he is the undisputed king of t20 cricket rather than god. His ageing might have made him a bit passive but he is still there. Rohit Sharma seems to beahead in this race though. He is there leading the chart in the world right now with his consistency.
Who is the Present God of Cricket?
If all formats of cricket are taken into consideration, Virat Kohli is at the top right now in every aspect of batting. He is the present GOD of cricket.
Playing across the formats and performing consistently is not everyone’s cup of tea. Injuries are the major concern with that kind of busy schedule.
But Virat has made it looked so easy. His fitness is unparalleled and that reflects in his athleticism.
No other player rotates the strike between the wickets like he does. In a knock against South Africa in ODI 2018, he made 160 runs of which 100 runs came from running. One word that defines his batting is “class”.
He has surely earned this. With 70 international centuries, his supremacy is class apart. He is the third batsman with the highest number of centuries since cricket originated.
Though his recent form has seen a dip, and we know, that’s just a phase that every great player goes through. He has set the bar of standards so high that even 50s are considered to be the low scores for him.
Who is Better, Virat or Rohit?
In Test cricket, Kohli is far better than Rohit. A mere 7 centuries from the God of T20, Rohit seems to be the dwarfs in front of Virat’s 27 100s in Tests. But in white-ball games, Rohit seems to be ahead of Virat in recent 3 or 4 years.
In ICC WC 2019, Rohit became the first batsman to hit 5 centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Also, he has 3 double hundreds against his name in ODIs with the highest ever 264 against Sri Lanka.
Rohit has 4 centuries in t20Is with one being the fastest hundred whereas Kohli has none. So, in t20Is, Rohit is better than Kohli.
But it is unfair to compare these two based on stats. Both of them have created a colossal impact in World cricket.
Both have pretty sound techniques with the willow. It doesn’t bother us until they are taking the Indian team to new heights.
Final Words: New God of Cricket 2021
Agree or be in contention, but the ultimate GOD is no other than BHARAT RATNA Sachin Tendulkar. There was a reason why he got the highest honour of the nation for his service to India.
Once, Sachin pointed towards Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma on being asked about the names that can break his record of 100 international centuries. Now, Both of them are taking
forward the legacy of world cricket. They are proving their idol right about the prophecy. If Rohit is the GOD of T20 then Virat has supremacy in other formats.
And both of them are contributing their parts competently in the making of the new bunch of good players. On a deeper level, Rahul Dravid is building a forte of young boys.
In T20 cricket, this race is getting pretty dense with the emergence of new players like Dawid Malan, Babar Azam, Liam Livingstone. KL Rahul from India is a great prospect for India. Malan from England is currently the number 1 batsman in ICC T20I rankings.
It will be interesting to see who becomes the next GOD. It is rightly said that “This whole bunch is a generation of GODs”. All we want is to keep this tussle going. The audience must be entertained in every possible way. May these GODs keep blessing the health of World cricket.