Shoaib Akhtar Reveals His Favourite Batsman Among Modern Day Greats

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Shoaib Akhtar Reveals His Favourite Batsman Among Modern Day Greats 

Shoaib Akhtar Reveals His Favourite Batsman Among Modern Day Greats
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Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar recently took part in a question-answer session to engage more with his fans and followers on social media. He spoke on various topics, and cricket was an evident part of the chat session.

One of the fastest bowlers, the cricketing world have ever witnessed, represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is picking 178, 247 and 19 wickets respectively. Shoaib Akhtar announced his retirement in 2011 playing his last ODI game against New Zealand at Pallekele. Meanwhile, his notable performance came during the 1999 Eden Gardens Test. He rattled the timbers of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar beating them with pace and then the World Cup later that year was all but his. He later announced his retirement from cricket in 2011 playing his last ODI in Pallekel.

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However, Shoaib Akhtar recently took part in a question-answer session on social media Twitter along with his followers. There were questions ranging from various topics – current state of the Pakistan Cricket team to his thoughts on Shahid Afridi and Imran Khan, who he has always referred to as his inspiration.

Kohli is the best: Akhtar

Amidst all the questions, a fan asked Shoaib Akhtar to pick his favourite batsman among the modern day greats. He gave Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, and David Warner as the options. The speedster without any hesitation chose Kohli as his favourite batsman as the Indian skipper has taken him to a whole new level with every passing game.

Virat Kohli has been the heart of the current Indian team. He will lead the men in blues in the upcoming ICC World Cup and will be keen to bring the trophy home. Also, he has broken every possible record and has made a habit of scoring hundreds.

The top-ranked ODI batsmen boats a staggering ODI average of 59.6 with 41 centuries and 49 half-centuries in 222 matches. He also boasts eye-catching statistics in the Test and T20I formats. Currently, he is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. Although his performance with the bat has been noteworthy, RCB has lost all their six games so far. However, they will look to turn things in their favour from the next games.

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