Imran Khan, a former captain of Pakistan, is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history as well as one of those legendary players who had a lasting impact on the sport via their charm.
Khan introduced other well-known cricketers, such as Wasim Akram, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Waqar Younis, who all distinguished themselves while playing for Pakistan. Khan also led Pakistan to World Cup victory in 1992.
The majority of his younger admirers haven’t even seen him perform live, yet they still like him because of his music. Khan is 70 today, on October 5, so let’s have a look at one of his unbreakable records from the past.
The guy who took the most wickets while leading his team as captain is still the former captain. Richie Benaud of Australia, Garry Sobers of the West Indies, Daniel Vettori of New Zealand, and Kapil Dev of India are all far behind him.
Imran Khan got 186 wickets while leading Pakistan, compared to 138 each for Richie Benaud, 117 each for Garry Sobers, 116 each for Daniel Vettori, and 111 each for Kapil Dev. To put it mildly, Imran Khan’s average of 20.25 is astounding.
Captain Team Wickets Average
- Imran Khan Pakistan 186 20.25
- Richie Benaud Australia 138 25.78,
- Garry Sobers West Indies 117 34.00
- Daniel Vettori New Zealand 116 33.38
- Kapil Dev India 111 26.35
Imran Khan has played for Pakistan in 175 ODI games and 88 Test matches overall, taking 362 and 182 wickets, respectively. He amassed 3,709 runs at an average of 33.41 in one-day international cricket and 3,807 runs at a rate of 37.69 in tests with the bat.