Right Handed Batsman

Right Handed Batsman I Who is a right handed batsman?

Right-Handed Batsman

A batsman who bats right-handed is known as a right-handed batsman. There have been many great right-handed batsmen as we all know and we will be discussing them later. While the debate between whether right-handed batsmen are better or left-handed batsmen are better will go forever, one should realize that technique is all that matters.

The beauty of cricket is that since it allows for things like that, the matches get even more interesting. In other sports like basketball, football and weightlifting, there isn’t any concept of left or right-handed. These types of batsmen mean that fielders too have to be arranged accordingly. Anyway, all us to talk about the top 10 right-handed batsmen of all time.

Right Handed Batsman

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Top 10 Indian Right-Handed Batsmen

#1 Sachin Tendulkar

The God of Cricket has earned the number #1 spot on this list with his fabulous performance as a batsman. He played for India for 24 long years. Sachin was also a member of the squad that won the 2011 ICC cricket world cup. He used to play for the Mumbai Indians in IPL too.

#2 Virat Kohli

He is the current Indian skipper and if he keeps playing like what he is right now, he might create a legacy better than Sachin himself. Hailing from the national capital Delhi, he has been playing for the Indian team since 2008. His average is more than 50 in all the international formats of cricket.

#3 Rahul Dravid

The Wall started his international career in 1996 and it went on to last till 2012. He played in the IPL too for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He too is another of the Indian cricketers who have made it to the ICC Hall of Fame.

#4 Virender Sehwag

While he may have retired from international cricket, his social media posts are quite legendary among his fan base now. His batting style used to be quite aggressive and many of us will remember how he smashed a six to reach the score of 300 from 294 in a test match.

#5 Rohit Sharma

Born on 30th April 1987, Rohit has been representing India since 2007. Hitman as his teammates like to call him, also is the current captain of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He has played 38 Tests, 224 ODIs and 108 T20Is. In ODI and test cricket, his average almost touches 50.

#6 Sunil Gavaskar

While Gavaskar is currently known for his commentary, he played for India for almost 17 years. He was also awarded India’s civilian awards Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri for his contribution to Indian cricket. He used to be called Little Master because of his short height and batting genius.

#7 MS Dhoni

Mahi as his fans calls him was born in Ranchi in 1981. Before retiring from international cricket, he used to play the role of the wicketkeeper-batsman for the Indian cricket team. In a career that almost lasted for a decade and a half (2004 – 2019), he played 90 tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is.

#8 VVS Laxman

He too like Dravid started playing for India in 1996 and retired from international cricket in 2012. VVS also played in the initial three seasons of the IPL. But he played a somewhat lesser number of ODI matches (86). He is also related to India’s former president Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

#9 Mohammad Azharuddin

Perhaps one of the most controversial names in Indian cricket, Azharuddin was involved in the infamous scandal of our times. He was also a one-time member of parliament from Moradabad. Azharuddin played 99 tests and 334 ODIs for the Indian cricket team from 1984 to 2000. He is currently the president of the HCA.

#10 Ajay Jadeja

He represented India from 1992 to 2000. He too like Azhar was involved in the infamous match-fixing scandal uncovered by the Delhi Police. In his short-lived career, he played 15 tests and 196 ODIs. He currently plays the role of cricket commentator at matches and is married to Aditi Jaitly.

Top 10 Right-Handed Batsmen of All Time

#1 Sachin Tendulkar

The God of Cricket has earned the number #1 spot on this list with his fabulous performance as a batsman. He played for India for 24 long years. Sachin was also a member of the squad that won the 2011 ICC cricket world cup. He used to play for the Mumbai Indians in IPL too.

#2 Viv Richards

Sir Richards used to play for the West Indies cricket team and made his test debut against the Indian cricket team. His batting average in both ODI and test cricket is around 50. He was also the first cricketer to have achieved 20 player of the match awards because of his regular performance.

#3 Virat Kohli

He is the current Indian skipper and if he keeps playing like what he is right now, he might create a legacy better than Sachin himself. Hailing from the national capital Delhi, he has been playing for the Indian team since 2008. His average is more than 50 in all the international formats of cricket.

#4 Ricky Ponting

Considered to be the cricketer of the decade 2000, he led Australia and even went on to become one of the most successful captains of all times. His teammates used to call him Punter. He played 168 tests and 375 ODIs in total while he also played in leagues like Big Bash and IPL.

#5 Rahul Dravid

The Wall started his international career in 1996 and it went on to last till 2012. He played in the IPL too for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. He too is another of the Indian cricketers who have made it to the ICC Hall of Fame.

#6 Don Bradman

One of the greatest cricketers of all time, Bradman played for the Australian team. Incidentally, he played his first and last international cricket match against the English team. You would be amazed to know that in the 52 tests that he played, he managed to maintain an average of 99.94 runs per innings!

#7 Kevin Pietersen

While he was born in South Africa, he played his international career for the English team. He is quite a tall cricketer as he stands at 6 feet 4 inches. His international career started in 2004 and ended in 2014. He too has represented franchises in leagues like IPL, PSL and the Big Bash.

#8 AB De Villiers

He has multiple nicknames with which his teammates used to call him. They are Superman, ABD, and Mr 360. ABD is an acronym and he is called Mr 360 because of his ability to score runs by hitting the ball in all directions. He played 114 tests. 228 tests and 78 T20Is.

#9 Mahela Jayawardene

In just 18 years of his international cricketing career, he played 448 ODIs! Also, he is the only cricketer as of now who has scored a century in semi-final and final of ICC cricket world cup. His teammates used to call him Maiya. He has played in leagues like PSL, IPL and the Big Bash.

#10 Virender Sehwag

While he may have retired from international cricket, his social media posts are quite legendary among his fan base now. His batting style used to be quite aggressive and many of us will remember how he smashed a six to reach the score of 300 from 294 in a test match.

Batting Tips

If you are an aspiring right-handed batsman, you should consider following these tips to become better.

  • Practice more: Even batsmen like Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli practice a lot on the nets because they know that is the way towards becoming a better cricketer.
  • Work on your technique: Technique matters a lot in cricket. If needed, take the help of a coach.

 

 

 

 

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