We asked fans on our social media channels who, in their opinion, is their favourite all-rounder and their response was overwhelming.
All-rounders ... what would be a team without them. They bat, they bowl, and often their versatility shows itself while fielding too. All-rounders tend to be match-winners and they are crucial to the balance of playing XIs. We read through your comments to find out which all-rounders are your favourites.
Jacques Kallis was a popular choice, with most fans calling him one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket.
For some, it was hard to look beyond West Indies legend Gary Sobers and Pakistan great Imran Khan.
Among batting all rounders, it is Sobers who is just an inch ahead of Kallis. Among bowling all rounders, it is Imran Khan, who was slightly better in the pack of fabulous four.— Muhammad Hanif Gul (@Voice4Peace1) May 10, 2020
imran khan during his last 10 years of test cricket batting average 60 and bowling average less then 19, No doubt he is the best— بوٹا گالاں والا (@PKPMIK) May 10, 2020
There are only five all-rounders who, in my opinion, to be called perfect all-rounders in all the way.— TURKOHLIC 🇹🇷 (@turkohlic) May 10, 2020
Sir Ian Bothom
But @ImranKhanPTI was most comprehensive in his skills, temperament & match winning approach.
Ian Botham and Kapil Dev were also earned plenty of mentions.
Best All-rounder @therealkapildev is the only player 400 wickets,— Sayeed Khan (@saykhan2011) May 10, 2020
5000 runs in test
as we read he faced most toughest bowling attack, during those days. West Indies, Australia, England, Pakistan etc.,
Why most of people show patriotism while comparing sportsmen I think Ian Botham is all time great all rounder— Shafqat Ali Bhellar (@bhellar_shafqat) May 10, 2020
The likes of Ben Stokes, Shahid Afridi and Yuvraj Singh were also in the mix.
And then there was former Ireland women's player Mary Waldron giving her vote to Irish all-rounder Isobel Joyce!
Who is your favourite?
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