Cricket’s showpiece event, the ICC World Cup is merely weeks away from commencement as the top sides on the planet compete for the ultimate prize. As part of the build-up for the mega-tournament, fans and cricket experts alike have proceeded to pick their all-time World Cup teams featuring an eclectic mix of legends.
Going ahead with this trend, Pakistan’s flamboyant cricketer Shahid Afridi also recently disclosed his choices for the superlative all-time World Cup XI. Heavily tinged with a Pakistan flavor to his dream XI, Afridi picked 5 of his compatriots in this squad, and also selected 4 Australians, indicating their dominance in world tournaments.
Perhaps the most surprising entry into Afridi’s list aside from the usual legends like Ricky Ponting, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Wasim Akram and Glenn McGrath, is Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper plays on the no.4 spot for Afridi’s XI.
Saeed Anwar, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Virat Kohi, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Wasim Akram, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar, Saqlain Mushtaq.