At this very time, several current and former cricketers have chipped in their opinions with regards to their favourite batsmen. In an exclusive interview with Cricket Addictor, Zimbabwe cricketer Brendan Taylor has weighed on his views concerning his most preferred batsmen of all time. The 34-year old picked his fellow countryman Andy Flower and Sachin Tendulkar as the ones.
Brendan Taylor names his two favourite batsmen:
Brendan Taylor, who has served as Zimbabwe’s captain, made his debut a year after Flower played his last match. The retired batsman was arguably the best batsman produced by Zimbabwe. He often rescued the national side from precarious positions even as the rest capitulated. Taylor mentioned that the former skipper was one of the players he looked up to as a youngster.
On the other hand, Sachin Tendulkar needs no introduction. Affectionately known as the Master Blaster, Sachin leads the run-scoring charts currently. The 34-year old lavished praises on Sachin by saying that he is very humble and that his numbers in both the formats are unbelievable. Furthermore, Taylor admitted that the Mumbai batsman is a genuinely nice person and plays better than anybody that he has seen.
“I have two favourite batsmen. One from Zimbabwe – Andy Flower. He was all I looked up to as a young player. Anyone else – probably Sachin Tendulkar because he believed people supporting him, he was pretty humble, his records are unbelievable, played 200 Test matches, highest One-day scorer, highest Test run-scorer, nice man, genuine person, and played the game most people have ever played. So, Sachin and Andy Flower for me.” Taylor said.
Meanwhile, Brendan Taylor consigned to a Kolpak deal after 2015 World Cup, signing a contract with English county team, Nottinghamshire. The Harare-born cricketer returned to Zimbabwe due to personal reasons in 2017 and returned to national colours soon after. Taylor’s strongest suit has been 50-over cricket, a format in which he is the third-highest run-getter with 6326 runs in 196 games. His ten centuries are the most by a Zimbabwean in the version.