Many came and went but these players surely fits the list. Here is the list of the all time hardest hitters of the ball…! Checkout…!
The Calypso legend was a true stroke maker even before the trend of fast, aggressive and hard-hitting batting was created. Way back decades ago Richards would smash the ball like a bullet and score quick centuries and half centuries! Such was his fear bowlers would actually feel nervous bowling to him. A true entertainer and one of the original hard-hitter of the ball left behind a legacy for West Indies Cricket!
The bull from Jamaica is so powerful, even a 1000 run target can be chased in ODI’s if he gets going. Chris Gayle is so ferocious hitter of the ball that if you come in between his shots, chances are even you may reach the boundary ropes! Over the past half decade Gayle has literally murdered bowlers with his batting and dented their ego’s for life!
Lakhs of Pakistanis and even an Indian like me still expect everytime when Afridi comes to the crease to score a quick fifty or a hundred. The dashing All-rounder has a altogether different charm to his batting. Shahid may not be as consistent as a lot of other people around but boy when he gets going, he can make you win a match single-handedly. Boom-Boom Afridi can clear the ropes at will and this also made him one of the natural crowd-pullers in the history of the game!
One of the very first hard hitting and genuine All-rounders of Australlia had a tremendous ability to clear the ropes whenever he wanted to. No doubt he was a little more patient and consistent than Afridi or Pollard but Symonds was also considered to be one of the biggest hitters of the ball during his time and even till now!
Does he need any introduction? We are sure he doesn’t! One of the best openers of India was also one of the most hard-hitting opening batsman of today’s generation. No doubt he gave India some of the most entertaining & great starts because of his aggressive and hard hitting batting. It won’t be an over statement to call him the modern day Vivian Richards for sure!
Jayasuriya, one of the most devastating openers cricket has ever seen was also one the best hitters of the cricket ball. A leg glance for a six or his trademark sixes towards the leg side right through the start of the early overs was a sight to watch!
Adam Gilchrist was one of the crucial reasons for Australia’s golden run for almost ten years in International cricket. Gilchrist just terrorized the bowlers with his maniac batting at the top of the order in ODI’s & at middle order in Tests!
AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers, some of the shots he plays are out of the world and some of the sixes he smashes are just simply awesome. Its all because of one reason apart from his talent and that is his hard-hitting abilities to clear the rope! AB De Villiers has surely become one of the greats of the modern day cricket! One of the cleanest hitters of the ball for sure!
The New Zealand Wicket keeper is also one of the most dynamic and fierce hitter of the ball. Brendon will always remain one of the best entertainers and aggressive batsman to have ever produced by New Zealand! He can totally get maniac and crazy on his day!
Third & the latest inclusion from the Caribbean lands, Pollard stands tall and powerful. Almost a well built monster and when he is in his zone, I would personally not even think of bowling to him! Pollard has surely taken the hard hitting legacy of West Indies ahead!