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Imran Khan Edges Past Virat Kohli as the Best captain in ICC Poll

As fans were asked to choose among the four legends of the game, the poll drew a total of 536,346 votes. The poll results were a close call as Imran garnered 47.3 percent votes, while Kohli finished with 46.2 percent. Former Protean skipper managed to get just 6 percent, while Lanning, unfortunately, registered just 0.5 percent of the votes.

Kohli and Imran’s votes were almost in a neck and neck contest. Even their captaincy record stands out with remarkable stats. Kohli’s batting averages stood at 52.29 in the limited-overs format when he is not the captain and a stupendous 73.88 per cent as the Indian captain.

Meanwhile, Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to world cup glory in 1992, averaged 25.43 with the bat and 25.53 with the ball in Test cricket. However, his batting average shot up to 52.34, while his average with the ball improved to 20.26 in games when he led as a captain.

De Villiers averages 45.97 when not leading the Proteas side, his batting average improved as he registered 63.94 as a captain.

Meg Lanning, Australia’s multiple world cup winning player, averages at 43.87 when not helming duties of a captain but averages at 60.93 when she is in charge.

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