Young West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran, in an interview with ESPNCricinfo, picked Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle as the two batsmen he thinks are capable of hitting the first-ever double century in T20 cricket. Pooran, who himself has made quite a name for himself in the world of T20 franchise cricket with his big-hitting, also named which batsmen had the ability to hit most sixes in an over.
The 25-year-old participated in the ’25 questions’ with ESPNCricinfo segment and named Andre Fletcher as the best cook in the West Indian cricket team. No wonder he is called ‘the spiceman’. He also said that Team India is his second favorite cricket team after his own West Indies team, and also pronounced that Darren Bravo has the ‘prettiest’ cover drive in the game today.
Chris Gayle And Rohit Sharma Can Hit A Double Ton In T20s: Nicholas Pooran
While answering the question for ESPNCricinfo, Nicholas Pooran was asked which batsmen could hit a double century in the 20 over format. Without a doubt, Nicholas answered that West Indies legend Chris Gayle and India’s Rohit Sharma as the two batsmen who can breach the 200-run mark in a T20 inning.
While Gayle holds the record for the highest individual score in the T20I format when he smashed 175 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side in the IPL, Sharma has scored a staggering 4 hundreds in T20I cricket. Gayle was also the first batsman to hit more than 10,000 runs in the T20 format and has over 20 centuries to boot for and has hit a ton almost every T20 league he has played for.
Gayle has 13691 runs in 413 T20 matches, while Rohit Sharma has 8974 runs in 340 T20s with 6 centuries to his name and has hit 380 sixes and 790 fours.
Nicholas Pooran Names The Batsmen Who Could Hit The Most Sixes In An Over
Furthermore, Nicholas Pooran also talked about which batsmen can hit the most number of sixes in an over. After some thought, Pooran revealed that one of those batsmen will definitely be Chris Gayle, and the other two might be fellow West Indians Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard.
Chris Gayle has 1008 sixes and 1050 fours to his name in T20s thus far.
Pooran, Gayle, Pollard, or Russell? Who can hit more sixes in an over?
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 28, 2021