DUBAI: Pakistan Prime Minister and former skipper Imran Khan has been voted as the best captain in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) poll.
The 68-year-old defeated Indian captain Virat Kohli, former South African captain AB de Villiers and Australia women’s cricket team captain Meg Lanning.
“Captaincy proved a blessing for some extraordinary cricketers,” the ICC wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “Their averages improved as leaders. You decide which of these ‘pacesetters’ were the best among these geniuses!” it added, asking readers to choose between Imran Khan, India’s batsman and captain Virat Kohli, South African wonder AB de Villiers and Australia’s Meg Lanning, the woman who led Australia to multiple World Cup titles.
According to details, Imran Khan received 47.3% votes as compared to Virat Kohli who was able to secure 46.2% votes. AB de Villiers and Meg Lanning were the other two candidates in the poll and obtained 6% and 0.5% votes respectively.
Khan, as a Test captain, averaged 52.34 per cent with the bat, and 20.26 per cent with the ball. However, the world cup winning skipper’s Test average was 52.34 and bowling average was 20.26 when he was captaining.