Imran Khan beats Kohli, De Villiers and wins the ICC poll for best captain

The poll was created after the ICC shared statistics of these "extraordinary cricketers."

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The former cricketer and the current Prime Minister Imran Khan has been voted as the ‘best captain’ in a poll tweeted by the International Cricket Council.

In an official tweet, the ICC had shared a list of the best captain that included Pakistan’s Imran Khan along with South Africa’s Ab de Villiers, India’s Virat Kohli, and Australia’s Meg Lanning and asked, “Who would you rate as the best among these giants?”

People chose Khan, who led the Pakistani cricket team to victory in the 1992 world cup, over all other “legends.”

The poll was created after the ICC shared statistics of these “extraordinary cricketers.” It said captaincy “proved a blessing” for Imran, de Villiers, Lanning, and Kohli, whose “averages improved as leaders” of their respective teams.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the captain of the Indian national team since 2013. He is considered one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world.

 In 2018, Kohli became the first cricketer to be awarded the top three International Cricket Council (ICC) awards—Cricketer of the Year, ODI Cricketer of the Year, and Test Cricketer of the Year.

Ab de Villiers

The South African skipper has been named the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times during his 15-year international career. Cricinfo has described him as a “cricketer with overflowing talent and the temperament to back it up.”

Meg Lanning

The Australian women’s team captain, Meg Lanning, has many world cup titles in her name, including one Women’s Cricket World Cup and four ICC Women’s World Twenty20 titles. Moreover, she also holds the record for most ODI centuries.

Imran Khan

Imran Khan was the captain of the Pakistani team that won the world cup. He is also the one who introduced reverse swing and popularized it. 

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