Imran Khan tops Kohli as the best captain in ICC poll

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Filed on January 13, 2021
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Prime Minister of Pakistan logged 47.3 per cent votes while Indian captain got 46.2 per cent.

Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan has beaten Indian captain Virat Kohli in an International Cricket Council (ICC) poll.

The world’s governing body for cricket put out a question in the poll that asked: ‘Who would you rate as the best among these giants?’ with the other options being former South African skipper AB de Villiers and Australian women’s team captain Meg Lanning.

And it was a neck-and-neck race with Khan, currently the Prime Minister of Pakistan, logging 47.3 per cent of the 536,346 votes polled.

Kohli, who became a father earlier this week, got 46.2 per cent of the votes. De Villiers had six per cent, while Lanning got 0.5 per cent of the votes.

Khan, as a Test captain, averaged 52.34 per cent with the bat, and 20.26 per cent with the ball.

Kohli’s batting average in One Day Internationals (ODIs) is a stupendous 73.88 per cent as the Indian captain.

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