Boycott picks Imran Khan to captain his World XI

70-year-old did not select any Indian player in the team which features Sir Don Bradman and Sir Garfield Sobers


Sports Desk December 16, 2016
PHOTO: AFP

Former England batsman and cricket commentator Geoffrey Boycott revealed his World XI, which only featured only one Pakistani and no Indian players.

Talking at a private function in Mumbai, the former right-handed batsman said that he will pick 1992 World Cup winning captain Imran Khan as the leader of the playing eleven, which features the likes of Australian greats Sir Don Bradman, West Indian greats Sir Garfield Sobers and Sir Vivian Richards.

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The 70-year-old said that he chose Imran as the leader of the pack as ‘Imran was strong and could handle the players’.

Boycott further said that he cannot pick Indian players just to please the audience, but admitted that even he himself  would not be able to get into a line-up full of stars of the yesteryears.

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“I can't pick Indians just to please you," Boycott told the audience. "I can't get in the team myself. Kapil Dev was a wonderful bowler and so was Ian Botham, but I can't put them ahead of Sobers. If you want me to be nice because I am in India I would pick five Indians, but that's not me.”

The article originally appeared on India Today.

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