In the time of COVID-19 crisis, the players and fans are keeping themselves busy by interacting on social media and surfing their interests. Former players and stalwarts of game are also having a good time by conducting question answer sessions on twitter and other social media platforms.
Simon Doull, a former New Zealand Cricketer, in a reply to the tweet from ICC, has picked a XI that he can watch for the rest of his life. On Sunday, International Cricket Council, in a tweet, asked the former Kiwi batsman to pick a XI that he would watch for the rest of his life.
Yesterday, the former Kiwi International came up with a XI that could have demolished even the best of the teams, had they played together in real life. In the veteran’s IPL XI, the fearsome duo of Brendon McCullum and VirenderSehwag will open the innings. Both Sehwag and McCullum used to turn the game on its head with their fearsome and ruthless shot-playing capacity.
At No.3 Simon Dull has picked another country man in Martin Crowe. The legendary Kiwi batsman played 77 Tests and 143 ODIs, amassing more than 10000 runs in his career, in his illustrious career. Martin Crowe will be followed by another legend in the form of Brian Lara at No. 4. Brain Lara was one of the most celebrated cricketers during his career. The stylish batsman scored more than 10000 runs in both Tests and ODIs.
Vivian Richards and Ian Botham will make the lower middle order in the Kiwi’s XI. While Vivian Richards redefined the batting in his career, Ian Botham is one of the best all-rounders game have ever witnessed. Australian great Adam Gilchrist will play the finishers role apart from donning the gloves.
In the bowling attack, Simon Dull have picked a deadly quartet of Wasim Akram, Richard Hadlee, Shane Warne and Malcolm Marshall. Possibly the best ever bowling attack if this quartet would’ve played together.
Simon Dull’s favourite XI of All Time:
Virender Sehwag, Brendon McCullum, Martin Crowe, Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, Ian Botham, Adam Gilchrist(wk), Wasim Akram, Richard Hadlee, Shane Warne, Malcolm Marshall