Left-Handers Day Special: Top 5 left-handed batters who are a true gem! 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka hits out during the ICC Champions Trophy Group A match between England and Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval on June 13, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Left-Handers are rare: Here is why do we celebrate International Left-Handers Day


The world celebrates International Left-Handers Day every year on August 13 to celebrate the differences and uniqueness of the left-handers. We thought of making this day more special by accumulating a list of 5 left-handed batters who are pure elegance to watch. Of course, to keep the article relatable, we will not quest the era of Andy flower, Sir Garry Sobers, Brian Lara, Saeed Anwar Michael Bevan or Sanath Jayasuriya. We will look at those contenders who are either playing currently or we (millennials) have seen them playing in our memory.

The wait is over, here are top 5 left-handed batters who are pure elegance

Yuvraj Singh

Oh, ho ho. If we have not put this guy on top, then we will surely miss out a true gem.  Yuvraj Singh is too good not to top this list. Although he retired from the International Cricket last year, he gave so many cheerful memories for the cricket fans. Can we ever forget the historical 6-sixes in twenty-20 world cup 2007 by Yuvi against Stuart Broad? The stylish Yuvraj looked graceful even when he used to hit singles. Videos of his flick and lofted cover drive can still give us chills.

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist was probably the first cricketer from Australia to have a fan-following in India even before the IPL came around. Later,  Brett Lee too found many lovers, but it was Gilchrist first who made the cricket fans go gaga over his hitting ability. The entertainer was not only the greatest opening batsman for the Aussies, but also very destructive and dangerous for bowlers. Whenever he used to bat, we used to see the amazing hand-eye coordination and excellent timing with the bat. The mighty Australian had everything in his Arsenal from an excellent pull shot to cut shot. best left handed batsman in cricket

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Kumar Sangakara

There are hardly any cricketers who don’t have haters. Be it AB de Villiers, Suresh Raina, Kane Williamson or even DJ Bravo. The Srilankan legend, Kumar Sangakara is definitely in the list of top 5 left-handed batters. He was one of the most flamboyant and stylish left-handed batsmen at his time in the game of cricket. The former Sri Lanka captain’s cover drives were awe-inspiring. Kumar Sangakkara has an amazing feat of scoring 4 consecutive hundreds in world cup history.

Smriti Mandhana

You might be surprised to find Smriti Mandhana’s name in the list of some great Cricket players, but if you have seen her attacking batting, then you will agree with her inclusion. The new sensation of Indian Women’s cricket Smriti Mandhana is no match to his opponent when she starts hitting the ball out of the park. If her dashing looks will not, then her cover drives and on drives will definitely win you over.

David Miller

The South-African southpaw is a delight to watch when he gets going. David Miller, also known as Killer Miller is one of the best from South Africa in ODI and T20 presently. Although the South Africa cricket is going through a low, David Miller along with Quinton de cock, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Raqbada and Faf du Plessis are trying to revive the dominance on the world cricket. David Miller has the ability to take on any bowling attack with ease on his day.

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