Last Update on: October 3rd, 2023 at 11:07 pm
Former cricketers including Irfan Pathan and Wasim Akram, who are also part of the Star Sports experts panel, have picked the Greatest Of All Time ODI batter, bowler, spinner, and pacer ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023.
For the greatest ODI batter of all time, Wasim Akram began the proceedings and named Sir Vivan Richards as the best batsman of all time. Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan was quick to name Virender Sehwag, who is still considered as one of the most attacking batters of time.
Irfan Pathan named Sachin Tendulkar whereas Mithali Raj was also on the page with former Indian cricketer as she picked Tendulkar as well. Piyush Chawla also named batting great Sachin as the greatest ODI batter of all time. Sanjay Bangar feels Virat Kohli is best while Sanjay Manjrekar named Vivan Richards.
Coming to the all-rounders, the majority of the experts backed former South African Jacques Kallis, who arguably is one of the best all-rounders. Wasim Akram, Mithali Raj, and Piyush Chawla rooted for the former Proteas cricketer.
Irfan Pathan, however, named Kapil Dev, saying that he inspired many to take bat and ball with his performances. Sanjay Manjrekar named Yuvraj Singh, highlighting his performances in the ICC World Cup 2011. The Indian all-rounder was the Player of the Tournament in that event.
For the spinner department, Piyush Chawla started the proceedings by naming Shane Warne as the greatest ODI spinner of all time. Before Wasim Akram batted for his former teammate Saqlain Mushtaq.
Sanjay Manjrekar echoed the voice of Chawla and backed Shane Warne. Mithali Raj named Muttiah Muralitharan whereas Sanjay Bangar rooted for Anil Kumble.
The last talk between the experts was about the best pacer. The majority of experts named Wasim Akram as the greatest fast bowler of all time. The Pakistan pacer, however, named Curtly Ambrose as the greatest ODI fast bowler of all time.
Irfan Pathan, Wasim Akram And Other Experts Pick Their GOAT ODI Batter, Bowler, Spinner And Pacer
GOAT ODI Batter:
Wasim Akram: Vivian Richards
Muttiah Muralitharan: Virender Sehwag
Irfan Pathan: Sachin Tendulkar
Sanjay Manjrekar: Vivan Richards
Piyush Chawla: Sachin Tendulkar
Sanjay Bangar: Virat Kohli
Mithali Raj: Sachin Tendulkar
GOAT ODI All-rounder:
Wasim Akram: Jacques Kallis
Irfan Pathan: Kapil Dev
Mithali Raj: Jacques Kallis
Sanjay Manjrekar: Yuvraj Singh
Piyush Chawla: Jacques Kallis
Sanjay Bangar: Jacques Kallis
GOAT ODI Spinner:
Piyush Chawla: Shane Warne
Wasim Akram: Saqlain Mushtaq
Sanjay Manjrekar: Shane Warne
Mithali Raj: Muttiah Muralitharan
Sanjay Bangar: Anil Kumble
GOAT ODI Fast bowler:
Dominic Cork: Wasim Akram
Irfan Pathan: Wasim Akram
Sanjay Manjrekar: Wasim Akram
Piyush Chawla: Dale Steyn
Mithali Raj: Wasim Akram
Sanjay Bangar: Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram: Curtly Ambrose
Recalling those names etched in GOLD! 😍
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— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 3, 2023