IPL 2022 LIVE: There is literally no hiding from the fact that West Indies cricket have produced sensational hitters. These players have set a great example in T20 cricket by raising their standards.
Be it hitting sixes, taking wickets or exceptional fielding, West Indies players have lived up to their reputation in the truncated version of the game. Caribbeans have indeed dominated the T20 format without any second thoughts.
In fact, West Indies cricket team are the most successful side in the history of the TwentyT20 World Cup. They are the only team to have won two titles since the inaugural edition in 2007.
Players like Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Jason Holder have already a mark as far as the IPL cricket is concerned. The likes of Nicholas Pooran, and Shimron Hetmyer have been doing better as well.
Meanwhile, there is one West Indies player who is gradually emerging through the ranks in a bid to entertain the cricket fraternity. He is none other than all-rounder, Odean Smith.
The Caribbean has a similar role to that of Andre Russell. Currently, Odean Smith is representing Punjab Kings in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. PBKS bought him for Rs 6 crore at the auction.
IPL 2022 LIVE: Odean Smith reveals his admiration for Rohit Sharma
Odean Smith hogged the limelight during the three-match T20I series against India recently. The right-handed batter struck the balls with brute force and fans applauded him for his sheer hitting.
Punjab Kings did the right thing by securing his services for this season. The all-rounder has already made a mark with his brutal hitting in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Meanwhile, the West Indies cricketer has revealed his admiration for Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. He further added that he would like to meet the Indian captain if the opportunity comes.
Rohit Sharma is one of the best batters in the world. Apart from fans, even the former and current cricketers admire his style of batting. He is popularly known as “Hitman” and is the only player to hit 3 double tons in ODIs.
“I think that player would be Rohit Sharma. He is one of those players with (amazing) batting speed. He is a very aggressive nature and I would like to take that (aspect of his batting) into my game also,” Odean Smith said.
The West Indies’ all-rounder further added that he truly likes watching Rohit Sharma. “I like watching him. I haven’t really interacted with him as yet but hopefully, soon I will be doing that”, said Odean Smith while speaking to News18.