ICC poll: Imran Khan beats Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2021

Former Pakistan captain and 1992 World Cup victor Imran Khan, who is the incumbent prime minister of Pakistan, is still ruling the cricketing world nearly 30 years after his retirement as he downed India's Virat Kohli in ICC's poll of "giants" among captains.

A total of 536, 346 votes were recorded in which Khan earned a majority with 47.3 percent.

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Imran Khan on Wednesday was judged by Twitter users for being the best captain whose cricket thrived during captaincy. South Africa great de Villiers managed 6 per cent while Australia legend Lanning got 0.5 per cent of the votes. However, his batting average zoomed to 52.34 and his average with the ball improved to 20.26 in matches he led.

The poll finished with Imran Khan defeating Virat Kohli by a narrow margin. "You decide which of these "pacesetters" were the best among these geniuses!" the governing body wrote while sharing a picture of the quartet.

ICC then shared the improved averages of the four players after becoming captain in a multiple tweets thread.

Kohli, who leads India across formats, has a batting average of 51.29 in ODIs when he hasn't led India but as captain it shoots up to 73.88.

Meanwhile, Meg Lanning also saw a spike in her average when she became the captain.

Imran Khan, who is also the current prime minister of the country, had a test average of 25.43 with the bat and 25.53 with the bowl in Tests.

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