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PM Imran Khan included in Wisden’s All-Time World Test XI

Pakistan's PM Imran Khan makes it to All-Time World Test XI by Wisden India as an all-time highest ranked, cricket all-rounder. The website acknowledged his exceptional cricketing career and tremendous achievements in a special note written for him.

Prime Minister Imran Khan is being included in the All-Time World Test XI by Wisden India. He made it to the list as an all-time highest ranked, cricket all-rounder.

He shares the list with Don Bradman, Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, Kumar Sangakarra, Gary Sobers, George Lohmann, Sydney Barnes, and Muttiah Muralitharan.

“While Imran Khan makes this XI based on his all-time bowling rank, it’s worth noting that he is No.6 in ICC’s all-time all-rounder rankings too. A generational leader and one of the greatest players to ever grace the sport, Imran Khan took Pakistan cricket to new heights in both formats of the game,” read the website for PM Imran Khan.

 

The website acknowledged his exceptional cricketing career and tremendous achievements in a special note written for him.

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“A game-changer with both bat and ball, he picked up eight Player of the Series awards in his Test career – the joint third-highest tally. He also remains one of just four players to register 100 runs and pick up 10 wickets in the same Test,” said the website further.

“At the time of his retirement, he was Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in the format, and fifth-highest overall. His overall numbers are excellent, but as captain they are incredible. He averaged 52 with the bat and 20 with the ball in 48 Tests as Pakistan skipper,” added the author at Wisden India.

Earlier this year in January, PM Imran Khan had defeated Virat Kohli in an online poll conducted by the International Cricket Council (ICC) polls on the social media platform of Twitter. ICC had conducted an online poll asking the users about who they think is the cricketing giant from the options given. The options included Indian skipper Virat Kohli, South African player AB de Villiers, Meg Laming, and former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan.

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PM Imran Khan won the poll as thousands of his fans and followers had voted for him. Interestingly, PM Khan edged out Indian skipper Kohli in the poll with a narrow margin. Kohli had received 46% votes while PM Khan had secured 47% votes. South African cricketer AB de Villiers had bagged 6% votes and Meg Lamming had received 0.5% votes.