Which is the biggest rivalry in the game of cricket? If you ask a cricket fan, they may name England vs Australia series along with India v/s Pakistan matches. Former Indian opener-turned commentator, Aakash Chopra has named an all-time XI (Tests) from India and Pakistan teams and the Netizen’s can’t stop talking about it.
Imran Khan, captain of combined Test XI
Imran Khan was named the captain while the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid and Wasim Akram also made the cut.
“I wanted to do a fun exercise today by selecting the combined all-time Test XI of Pakistan and India, although it was a very difficult task,” Chopra said as he posted a video on his official Facebook account. “One thing that we will all agree, before moving on, that the team will give more preference to Indian batsmen and Pakistan bowlers.”
“There is no doubt that Sunil Gavaskar will be one of the openers as his presence is absolutely mandatory. I would partner him with Virender Sehwag because he scored two triple centuries in Test cricket which is quite an achievement,” added Chopra.
“At third and fourth position, I would include Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar,” he said. “At fifth and sixth position, although they are both playing out of position but deserve a place in the XI, are Inzamam-ul-Haq and Javed Miandad.”
“At number eight and nine, I will pick Kapil Dev and Imran Khan. Imran will also be the captain of my side,” the former India cricketer added. What do you think about the team? Let us know.
Aakash Chopra’s XI: Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Javed Miandad, MS Dhoni, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Anil Kumble, Waqar Younis (12th man).