Rameez Raja picks all-time XI, only one Pakistani make it to the list


New Delhi: Lord's cricket ground's official YouTube channel recently published a new video featuring former Pakistani cricketer Rameez Raja's all-time XI.

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# Two former Indian batsmen with contrasting styles of play open the innings for Rameez – the explosive Virender Sehwag and the original Little Master Sunil Gavaskar.

# West Indies cricket legend Sir Viv Richards was picked for the crucial No. 3 position followed by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and another West Indian great Brian Lara at no. 4 and no. 5 positions, respectively.

# Widely considered as cricket's greatest ever all-rounder, Sir Garfield Sobers comes next in the list followed by former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist, who revolutionized the way wicket-keeping is perceived in cricket.

# Imran Khan – the only Pakistani cricketer in the list – is named the captain of this extraordinary line-up.

# The man who filled fear in the minds of batsmen, West Indian pacer Malcom Marshall, is the first mainstream bowler in the squad followed by Australian duo – Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne – who hardly need any introduction at all.

Ramiz Raja’s all-time XI: Virender Sehwag, Sunil Gavaskar, Sir Viv Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Sir Garfield Sobers, Adam Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan (c), Malcolm Marshall, Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne.

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