With cricket all around the world completely suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, cricketers have been trying out different activities to keep themselves busy. Most of the players have been busy interacting with the fans on social media platforms.
Several cricketers have been doing question-answer session while few have done live sessions on Instagram. Some players have also been sharing their all-time XI lists. Well the latest player to reveal his all-time XI is former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi.
The legendary allrounder named his all-time XI from his playing days. Shahid Afridi played with and against some of the greatest players in the history of the game. Unsurprisingly, he named a star-studded all-time XI. The team featured five players from Pakistan, four players from Australia and one each from India and South Africa.
Shahid Afridi picked his former teammate Saeed Anwar and Australia great Adam Gilchrist as the openers of the team. At number three, he went for ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting is followed by batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in the team. Tendulkar, who is the most decorated batsmen in the history of the game, is the only Indian in the team.
Shahid Afridi went for Inzamam-ul-Haq for the number five spot and picked Rashid Latif as the wicketkeeper. In the bowling department, he picked as many as three pacers and one spinner. His compatriot Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram and Australia’s Glenn McGrath form the pace attack. Shane Warne is the lone spinner in the team.
Here is Shahid Afridi’s All-time XI:
Saeed Anwar, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Rashid Latif (WK), Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Shoaib Akhtar.