Not Chris Gayle or Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers picks this cricketer as greatest T20 player of all-time


The former skipper of South Africa and one of the most loved cricketers around the world, AB de Villiers has finally been named the greatest T20 player of all time, Rashid Khan. While he has been the best friend of Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, the South African cricketer decided to go with the Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan.

We have seen a lot of experts picking the names of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and a few more whenever they have been asked about this debate.

Despite playing a lot of cricket and sharing the dressing room with his RCB mates Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, it looks like AB de Villiers was impressed with Rashid Khan's match-winning ability with both the bat and the ball.

The Afghanistan spinner is often known for his stints with the ball as he can bowl with the new ball in the powerplay overs and also can contain runs in the slog over as well. 

He delivers with bat and ball: AB de Villiers

Rashid Khan

In a recent interaction with SuperSport, AB de Villiers revealed the name of Rashid Khan after being asked to name the best T20 player. "My greatest T20 player of all time is none other than Rashid Khan. He delivers with bat and ball.

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Match winner in both departments; he is a livewire in the field and has got the heart of a lion. He always wants to win; he’s very competitive, and he’s right there with one of the best T20 players. Not one of the best, the best," AB de Villiers was quoted as saying on SuperSport. 

After being released by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan was roped in by Gujarat Titans ahead of IPL 2022. He proved his worth with both the bat and the ball and remained to be a match-winner for the side. The right-arm leggie will continue his stints with bHardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League as well.