Kohli, Babar Fail to Make the Lower in Shoaib Akhtar’s All-Time ODI XI


Pakistan’s former pacer, Shoaib Akhtar, triggered one more stir on social media as he named his all-time ODI eleven with unorthodox picks. Surprisingly, his squad didn’t embody both Babar Azam or Virat Kohli, two of the modern-day greats.


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His questionable picks included two wicket-keepers within the squad. He added each Adam Gilchrist and MS Dhoni to his facet. He additionally picked Pakistan’s legendary opening batsman, Saeed Anwar, however included him as a middle-order batsman on the quantity 4 spot.

Akhtar stated that individuals is perhaps shocked by Anwar’s spot within the ODI lineup, however he believes that Anwar could be an ideal match within the middle-overs of the trendy recreation as he may take the bowlers to the cleaners.

The legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar, was picked as an opener of the facet, alongside the previous West Indian opener, Gordon Greenidge. The choice raised eyebrows as Greenidge had retired earlier than Akhtar made his worldwide debut for Pakistan.

The Rawalpindi Specific included 4 Pakistani and Indian gamers every, with two Australians and one West Indian accompanying them. Surprisingly, the quick bowler solely included 4 frontline bowlers and included two part-time bowlers in his line-up.


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Pakistan’s legendary quick bowling duo, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, had been the 2 frontline bowlers picked in a batting-heavy line-up.

Akhtar named the Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne, because the captain of his facet. Warne captained the Australian facet eleven instances all through his ODI profession, successful ten and dropping only one.

Right here is Akhtar’s all-time ODI XI:

1. Gordon Greenidge
2. Sachin Tendulkar
3. Inzamam-ul-Haq
4. Saeed Anwar
5. MS Dhoni
6. Adam Gilchrist
7. Yuvraj Singh
8. Wasim Akram
9. Waqar Younis
10. Kapil Dev
11. Shane Warne (c)

 

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