Shane Warne Names His Greatest Pakistan XI

Shane Warne named Wasim Akram as the captain of the team.

Former and current sportsmen are making the most out of their quarantine time. They are actively seen on social media networks chatting with their fans about things they never have done before.

The Instagram live sessions have picked up an immense pace ever since the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe. Former Australian legend, Shane Warne, also streamed a live video on his Instagram.

The legendary leg spinner named his greatest XI of Pakistan, West Indies and New Zealand. Talking about Pakistan, Shane Warne said, “What a talented side Pakistan was to play against.”

The 50-year-old picked Amir Sohail and Saeed Anwar as the openers.

“I reckon Anwar was one of the best openers the world has seen and I might even include him in my all-time World XI. He and Sohail were fantastic,” he said.

Shane Warne named Wasim Akram as the captain of the team.

“Akram was the best bowler that I saw, his skill with the ball was terrific,” Warne said.

The former leg-spinner’s greatest Pakistan XI’s middle-order includes Inzamam Ul Haq, Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousaf, while Moin Khan was named as the wicket Keeper.

“Loved Younis Khan’s appetite for big runs,” he said. “Yousaf was a class player against, both spin and pace,” he added.

Apart from Wasim Akram, Warne’s named Waqar Younis, Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed and Shoaib Akhtar in the bowling attack.

“Akhtar was the fastest bowler I faced. With someone running in from 20-30 meters and bowling consistently at 100 miles per hour was scary,” he said. “Waqar was a great bowler too especially because of his reverse swing and Yorkers.”

Warne’s Pakistan XI:

Saeed Anwar, Aamir Sohail, Mohammad Yousaf, Inzamam ul Haq, Younis Khan, Moin Khan (wk), Wasim Akram (c), Saqlain Mushtaq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis


~ Note: Shane Warne’s greatest Pakistan XI comprises players that he played against. 


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    • …this is what I thought at a first glance naming the keeper.
      Afridi should’ve also been called as a reserve player for recognition of his services to the game.

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