Shoaib Akhtar picks his all-time ODI XI; leaves out Virat Kohli, 4 Indians included


Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar chosen his all-time ODI XI with 4 Indians making the reduce. Nonetheless, present Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who’s considered modern-day’s biggest ODI cricketer, did not make the reduce.

In an unique interview with Sportskeeda, Shoaib Akhtar picked his very best XI and the previous speedster made some controversial but intriguing picks.

The Rawalpindi Categorical acknowledged:

“The opener must be Gordon Greenidge and Sachin Tendulkar. Within the middle-order- Inzamam-ul-Haq, then adopted by Saeed Anwar, you’ll be shocked why I’ve put Saeed Anwar within the center. As a result of if he would have performed in latest occasions, he would have murdered everybody. Fifth I’d get traditional keeper MS Dhoni and a batsman At No. 6 I’d get Gilchrist.”

The choice of Saeed Anwar and Adam Gilchrist within the center order would possibly elevate a number of eyebrows as each made their names in ODI cricket as openers. Nonetheless, Shoaib Akhtar went with the pair of Gordon Greenidge and Sachin Tendulkar on the prime.

Shoaib Akhtar picks his all-rounder and bowlers for all-time ODI XI

Shoaib Akhtar picked the 2011 World Cup’s participant of the match Yuvraj Singh as his No.7 possibility. In the meantime, he went in together with his former Pakistan teammates Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis as the 2 primary fast-bowlers

Akhtar additionally included former India captain Kapil Dev, branding him “the best quick bowler”. In the meantime, the previous Pakistan speedster went with Shane Warne, who he slotted in at No.11, for the captaincy.

“At No. 7 I’d have Yuvraj Singh. At 8 Wasim Akram after which Waqar Younis at No.9. At No. 10, to be very sincere with you, I believe he’s the best quick bowler and nice expertise Kapil Dev. At No. 11 I’d preserve Shane Warne. And my captain can be, not many would agree on this one, however my captain is Shane Warne.” Shoaib Akhtar mentioned.

Shane Warne is usually considered among the best cricketing brains going round and lots of imagine that he would have made an amazing captain for Australia if given an opportunity. The previous leg spinner proved his mettle as a frontrunner when he led an unfancied Rajasthan Royals to the IPL title within the inaugural version of the match.

Shoaib Akhtar’s all-time ODI XI: Gordon Greenidge, Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, MS Dhoni (WK), Adam Gilchrist, Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Kapil Dev, Shane Warne (C)


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