Kapil Dev is counted among one of the best allrounders of the 90s. He has taken India to greats heights both with his batting and bowling stint. In the recent interaction, he talked about the other great all-rounders like Sir Ian Botham, Sir Richard Hadlee and Imran Khan on WV Raman’s Inside Out podcast. Of these, he named Imran Khan, former Pakistan captain, as a most hardworking player.
Imran guided the Green Army to their first World Cup title win in 1992 which is still their only victory in the mega event. He gained more fame because of his fast bowling though he was a significant contributor with the bat in the middle-order. The former Pakistan cricketer, who is now the Prime Minister of his country, is the national icon for Pakistan.
Imran Khan became hardworking: Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev heaped the praise on Imran Khan’s passion and hard work which led him to rise through the ranks. The former Indian cricketer said that Imran, at an early age, was not a lethal bowler but he improved his skill with time. Similarly, he worked on his batting and brought laurels for his country.
“Wouldn’t say Imran Khan was the best athlete or the most natural, but he was the most hardworking player we’ve seen. When he started out, he looked like an ordinary bowler, but then he became a very hardworking fast bowler and he learned by himself. And then he worked on his batting as well,” Kapil said.
Imran represented Pakistan in international cricket from 1971 to 1992. He played 88 Test matches where he amassed 3807 runs and 362 wickets. In ODIs, he scored 3709 runs and took 182 wickets in 175 games. At the age of 38, he retired from the game and joined several charitable works. Currently, he is leading the whole country and is ranked among effective leaders.