The International Cricket Council is currently conducting a survey to find out who is the best player as a captain in their latest pacing segment. The main goal behind the entire survey conducted by the ICC was that the average player improves as captain and leader and, therefore, they are the true “leaders” of modern cricket. The ICC poll included four captions in the poll. These were Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli, South African captain AB de Villiers, dominant Australian cricket team in Meg Lanning and former captain and current Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. With less than 10 minutes to go until the poll ends at the time of writing, the result has been a close fight between India and Pakistan.
With over 400,000 votes cast, it comes down to Virat Kohli and Imran Khan. Virat Kohli had 47% of the vote while Imran Khan had 46%. AB de Villiers only got seven percent of the vote while Meg Lanning unfortunately only received one percent. However, Virat Kohli and Imran Khan were almost neck and neck in the contest. When you look at the captaincy file of Virat Kohli and Imran Khan, it is remarkable.
Virat Kohli has a batting average of 73 when he is the captain of the Indian ODI cricket team while his batting average drops to 51 when he is not the captain. Virat Kohli is the ultimate master of the hunt and is considered one of the best in the world when it comes to hitting today. Virat Kohli is getting closer to Sachin Tendulkar’s count of ODI centuries and although he finished 2020 without a single century in any format, Virat Kohli will shoot for over centuries in 2021. The ICC poll saw the media trend social Vote for Kohli on Twitter in a heavy-handed manner.
The harbor master’s office has been a blessing for some amazing cricketers
Their averages have improved as leaders
You decide which of these “pacesetters” were the best among these geniuses! pic.twitter.com/yWEp4WgMun
– ICC (@ICC) January 12, 2021
Legendary Imran Khan
However, when it comes to Imran Khan and his harbor master’s office, he has really changed the landscape of cricket in Pakistan. As captain, he ensured that Pakistan did not lose three of the four series against the all-powerful West Indies team of the 80s. Imran Khan also helped Pakistan win a series in England after 16 years in 1987 and he regularly dominated India. However, its crowning achievement will be the 1992 World Cup triumph in which Pakistan was boosted by its “Cornered Tigers” speech. This victory made Imran Khan one of the best captains and all-rounders in cricket history.
As captain, Imran Khan averages over 50 with the stick and 20 with the ball while as a non-captain his average with the stick falls in half while with the ball he hits close to 30. The debate will forever linger as to who is the greatest captain, but it cannot be denied that both Virat Kohli and Imran Khan are excellent.