Heinrich Klaasen has to be top of the pile for 20-20 players: Dale Steyn

Heinrich Klaasen has to be top of the pile for 20-20 players: Dale Steyn
Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen. (Photo Source: Alex Davidson – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

Former South African pace sensation, Dale Steyn has expressed his admiration for the new batting sensation, Heinrich Klaasen. Steyn underlined Klaasen’s recent remarkable performances at The Hundred, establishing him as a force to be reckoned with.

Klaasen’s recent exploits have been nothing short of sublime, notably highlighted in the IPL 2023 where he scored a stunning century against Royal Challengers Bangalore, albeit in a losing effort. This was not an isolated incident, as Klaasen went on to notch up yet another century in the recently concluded Major League Cricket (MLC). The South African batter smashed an unbeaten 110 off just 44 deliveries for the Seattle Orcas against MI New York in Morrisville.

In a recent match of The Hundred, Klaasen’s aggressive half-century played a pivotal role in leading the Oval Invincibles to a resounding victory over the Manchester Originals, establishing a record-breaking 94-run margin. During this match, Klaasen displayed his batting prowess, scoring 60 runs off just 27 balls, including an impressive tally of six sixes.

Dale Steyn, visibly impressed by the batter’s astonishing form, shared his admiration on Twitter and said that Heinrich Klaasen has to be, currently, the top of the pile for 20/20 players. This sentiment echoes the sentiment of many cricket enthusiasts who are witnessing Klaasen’s rise.

Dinesh Kartik in awe of Klaasen’s performances

Even during live commentary, Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Kartik showered praise upon Klaasen, hailing him as the most improved white-ball cricketer over the last year or two. This recognition from both seasoned players and cricket analysts solidifies Klaasen’s growing stature in the cricketing world.

As Klaasen continues to exhibit exceptional batting skills, he’s undoubtedly cementing his status as a key player in the current cricketing fraternity. With his great consistency and astonishing performances, Heinrich Klaasen’s journey is one that fans are keenly following, and hope that he continues playing such brilliant innings in the future to entertain the crowd.

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