Talking of the best batsmen of today, the first name to top the list will be that of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, an Indian cricketer making waves in cricket history. Tendulkar has surpassed the 30000 runs in International Cricket. Wisden Almanac has ranked Tendulkar as the second greatest test batsman, second to the legendary Sir Don Bradman.
With many prolific achievements to his credit, Tendulkar is the thoptv ipl highest run scorer in Test cricket, surpassing the record of Brian Lara, has a record of highest number of centuries in the ODI’s and Test cricket, consistent performances in the World Cup as the highest scorer and the first male cricketer to score a double century in the ODI. Besides many individual honors and appreciations, he was mentioned in the TIME magazine as ‘the greatest living exponent of his craft’. Today he heads as the skipper of the Mumbai Indian team in the IPL matches.
Another best batsman of today’s cricket is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, an Indian cricketer and current captain of the Indian cricket team. A destructive batsman, a cool headed skipper and an alert wicket keeper – all rolled into one -, Dhoni has led India to beat the reigning world champions Australia quite recently. He has scored 183 runs in just 145 balls against Srilanka, in 2005. He is the highest ranked ODI batsman on the ICC ranking list and has topped the list of highest earning cricketers compiled by Forbes. Currently, he is leading Chennai Super King’s team in the IPL matches.
The list of best batsmen of today would be incomplete without the name of Ricky Ponting, the Australian cricket captain. A specialist right-handed batsman, close and slips catching fielder and an occasional bowler, Ponting is Australia’s leading run scorer in Test cricket and the ODI’s. Having over 24000 international runs to his credit and 39 Test centuries, he is rated as the third highest run scorer in the ODI’s. A live wire skipper, he played for the team Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2008 IPL match.