5 intriguing battles that would have happened if former cricketing Superstars collided with the current ones in the IPL

5 intriguing battles that would have happened if former cricketing Superstars collided with the current ones in the IPL

How would it be if cricketing legends of different generations battled against each other in the IPL?

Virat Kohli and Wasim Akram
Virat Kohli and Wasim Akram. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It is time for us now to give life to our imagination. It is time for us to indulge in some ‘what if’ moments. Have you ever thought how would it be, if we pit the former cricketing greats against the current ones? How would it be if cricketing legends of different generations battled against each other in the IPL?

Well, we have been privileged to see the likes of MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Rohit Sharma mesmerize us in the IPL year after year. Some of us were also privileged to see the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Curtly Ambrose and Brian Lara enthrall us on the cricket field.

And, how exciting would it be, if the titans of the past collided against the titans of the present? In this article, let us take a look at 5 intriguing battles that would have happened if the cricketers from the past collided against the cricketers from the present in the IPL.

5. Allan Donald vs Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan and Allan Donald
Shikhar Dhawan and Allan Donald. (Photo Source: Twitter)

He was called the ‘White Lightning’. He was a name who was dreaded during the 1990s. Allan Donald picked up 330 wickets in Test cricket, and 272 wickets in ODI cricket. He has scalped a total of 22 five-wicket hauls in his international career and was the lynchpin of the South African bowling attack.

So, how would it be if he bowled to the 2nd highest run-scorer in IPL history and the batting talisman of the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) side, Shikhar Dhawan? Dhawan is a legend in the IPL and has scored a colossal 5577 runs in IPL cricket. Dhawan has also scored 44 fifties in the tournament.

A bowler who terrorized batsmen against a batsman who could take any bowling attack to the cleaners on his day. Allan Donald bowling to Shikhar Dhawan would have been a treat to watch in the IPL.