Imran Khan features in the top 6 all-rounders by some of the top World commentators, Australian’s Tom Moody and India’s renowned Sanjay Manjrekar name Imran Khan as one of the best all-rounders ever in the history of world cricket.

The former Australian cricketer, Tom Moody has named Imran Khan in his list of top 6 all-rounders in the history of world cricket. He named Imran Khan as one of the best all-rounders ever to play the game in the last 50 years.

  • Tom Moody, the former Australian cricketer and commentator named six players from 6 different nations – he has named players each from India, Pakistan, West Indies, England, New Zealand, and South Africa.

‘’ Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Gary Sobers, Jacques Kallis, and Sir Richard Hadlee ‘’, Tom Moody named the best all-rounders in his opinion.

India’s Sanjay Manjrekar further added his views in the discussion that apart from the legendary all-rounder from South Africa – Jacques Kallis, all the other players included in the list of Tom Moody started their careers as bowlers and then interest was shifted to become an all-rounder for their team.

‘’ Imran Khan, Ian Botham, and Sir Hadlee started off as a bowler. They used to bat at number eight or nine and were slowly promoted in the batting because of their success as a batsman. Kallis was a proper batsman who used to bat in the top order among all of these ‘’, Manjrekar added.


Imran Khan as we all know is one of the greatest all-rounders ever in the history of world cricket. He was also regarded as one of the greatest captains who also ended his career as a World Cup winner when he led Pakistan to that famous 1992 World Cup triumph. Imran Khan with his aggressive style of play and brilliance on the field changed the dynamics of Pakistan cricket in his playing days.

  • Imran Khan scored more than 7000 runs in international cricket and more than 27000 runs in his professional career, he has also claimed more than 500 wickets in his international career with around 1800 wickets in his professional career.


Kapil Dev from Indian Cricket Team has his own legacy playing for his country, he also featured in the Indian Cricketer of the Century by Wisden in 2002. He was one of the best pace bowlers India produced along with his batting abilities made him superior above all but didn’t get enough appreciation because of the era of Imran Khan and Richard Hadlee.

  • The greatest Indian all-rounder scored around 9000 runs in international cricket along with 650+ wickets before his retirement in 1994.


Ian Botham was an English cricketer and a cricket commentator nowadays, he has a huge reputation as one of the greats of the game in his country and even in the world he is recognized enough because of the all-round abilities he showed for his team he was surely a world-class player of England who was a proper match-winner with his attacking mindset.

  • He has scored 7000+ runs and more than 500 wickets in both formats of the game for his team in his international playing career.


Sir Garry Sobers, whenever we talk about the greatest all-rounders of the game, this name pops out immediately as he is undoubtedly one of the greats of the game who played for the West Indies cricket team during his career from 1950 – 1970, there was no one of his match in international cricket.

  • Sir Garry Sobers has scored more than 8000 runs for his team in TEST cricket along with 200+ wickets and even though he was an all-rounder still he averaged around 58 in TEST cricket for his country.


Jacques Kallis is not only one of the greatest all-rounders but is also regarded as one of the greatest cricketers ever in the history of the game. He also served as the coach of the South African team after his retirement in 2014, a few years ago from international cricket.

  • He has scored more than 10000 runs to go with his 250+ wickets in both formats of the game and is also the only player on the planet to feature in this elite list.


Sir Richard John Hadlee, a cricketer from the New Zealand cricket team who is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders of the game had a huge role in the success of New Zealand’s team in his playing career when he used to turn matches on his own with his all-round performances in both formats of the game.

  • He scored around 5000 runs and picked up more than 500 wickets in international cricket for the New Zealand cricket team.

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