Shoaib Akhtar chose his greatest World XI ever for the ODI format, which caused quite a stir in the cricket world. The team neither includes India’s great Virat Kohli nor Pakistan’s favorite Babar Azam.
Akhtar’s side includes four Pakistanis and Indians. Given that the two are relatively new, it is understandable that Corley and Azam were excluded, but his departure from West Indies legend Vivian Richards is particularly surprising.
The outspoken analyst shared his unabashed comments and views on cricket on his YouTube channel. He did include Pakistani fast bowlers Wasim Akram and Wakkar by his side. Pioneer of Younis. In terms of batting, he chose former captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq and left-arm hitter Said Anwar.
Among Indians, Sachin Tendulkar is not a surprising choice because he has dominated the batting table for many, many years. Indian bowlers Kapil Dev, Yuvraj Singh and World Cup champion goalkeeper MS Dhoni are also on the team.
The addition of Gordon Greenridge of the West Indies is surprising because the former batsman predated Shahib Akhtar in cricket matches. Greenridge is considered one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time.
Australian spinning prodigy Shane Warne will become the captain of his World XI.
Akhtar ruled out Viv Richards and Virat Kohli-most experts consider them to be the two greatest ODI batsmen of all time. However, Akhtar defended his choice. “People may be surprised to see Said Bay in the middle, but today, he will murder the bowler,” Shoib Akhtar said.
In addition to MS Dhoni, Australia’s Adam Gilchrist-another goalkeeper-is also in his selection. Akhtar did face Adam Gilchrist in the 1999 World Cup final, and Pakistan lost to Australia.
This is the history of Shoaib Akhtar’s ODI XI: Gordon Greenidge, Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, MS Dhoni, Adam Gilchrist, Yuvraj Singh, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Kapil Dev, Shane Warne