Last Update on: April 20th, 2020 at 05:28 pm
England’s prolific all-rounder Moeen Ali has revealed as to who he feels is the greatest ever all-rounder that the game of cricket has ever witnessed. Moeen was asked to pick the greatest all-rounder between Proteas legend Jacques Kallis and his teammate Ben Stokes.
Statistically, no one comes close to Jacques Kallis. The South African legend went on to score more than 25000 runs in international cricket across all formats. His bowling abilities were no less as he clinched a total of 577 wickets for the Proteas during his international stint.
Ben Stokes, on the other hand, has emerged as a match-winner for England in recent times. His contribution with the bat and ball over the last few years has been immense. He was one of the key players in England’s 2019 World Cup triumph.
Moeen Ali Names Jacques Kallis The Best Ever All-Rounder
Moeen took some fans’ questions asked by the readers of The Guardian. Moeen was asked to pick the greatest all-rounder between Proteas legend Jacques Kallis and his teammate Ben Stokes.
“It’s a tough one. You’d probably have to go, Kallis, as it stands because his body of work is so much bigger: more runs, wickets, catches etc. But if Stokesy carries on like he is he will become one of the greatest players to ever play the game. No doubt,” Moeen said.
The southpaw went with Kallis and said his stats are much better than Stokes, but he also hailed ‘Stokesy’ and claimed that if he continues to play like the way he is, then no doubt Stokes will become one of the greatest players.
Australia Is The Hardest Away Tour: Moeen Ali
A fan asked Moeen to name the hardest away tour and the toughest ground he has played at. Moeen answered the query and mentioned Australia as the hardest place to tour. When it comes to the challenging ground, then the 32-year-old went with New Lands at Capetown in South Africa.
“Australia is for me, personally, the hardest place to tour. The wickets are so good for batting, which made bowling hard, and mentally it was quite challenging. In terms of the ground, Newlands in Cape Town is pretty tough to bowl on as a spinner,” wrote Moeen.