By the time T20 cricket was active, the careers of many players who could be called legends were almost over. Since T20 is a format where you have to bat with fireworks, the young players have more advantage in the T20 team.
Therefore many of the seniors who were often prominent did not get many opportunities in T20 cricket with the national team. Many seniors have expressed lack of interest in playing T20 due to its reputation as a format for young players. But some players played one T20 match for the national team before retiring. Let’s check who the five stars are.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is a cricketing legend. Sachin Tendulkar holds more international cricket records in terms of matches, runs, and centuries. Sachin, who has 100 international centuries, has only played one T20 for India. In 2006, it was against South Africa in Johannesburg. Sachin joined Virender Sehwag at the crease for India, who were chasing a 127-run target. Sachin made 10 runs in the game.
2. Rahul Dravid
India’s batting legend is Rahul Dravid. Dravid was widely regarded as a slow batsman with a solid record in both Tests and One-Day Internationals. Dravid excels at staying at the crease for extended periods and accumulating runs. Dravid has 13288 Test runs and 10889 ODI runs and has also played T20 for India once. This happened during the England tour in 2011. Dravid scored 31 runs in 21 balls. Dravid also managed to hit Samit Patel for three sixes in a row.
Former Pakistan captain and legendary batsman Inzamam-ul-Haq Despite being a chubby player, he has dazzled everyone with his bat. Inzamam led Pakistan in their first T20 match. This game took place in 2006 against England. England batted first and set a target of 145 runs, which Pakistan easily beat. With 11 runs, Inzamam remained unbeaten. Inzamam has yet to play another T20 internationals for Pakistan.
4. Jason Gillespie
Jason Gillespie is a former Australian super-speedster. Gillespie has only played one T20 for Australia, but he has a strong record in Tests and ODIs. Gillespie played this match against England in 2005. Gillespie gave up 49 runs in four overs and scored 24 runs with the bat. However, Australia lost the match. Gillespie did not play in another T20 match.