After a plethora of allegations that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was biased against Pakistani cricketers due to the fact that no player found a place in the council’s Teams of the Decade in all three formats, a reason to celebrate emerged after former cricketer and current Prime Minister Imran Khan came up trumps in a poll.
The ICC put up a poll asking who among Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Meg Lanning and Imran Khan was the best ‘pacesetter’. The poll ended in favor of the latter as he notched up 47.3% of the votes. Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli was 2nd on 46.2%. South Africa’s AB de Villiers got 6% while Aussie woman cricketer Meg Lanning received 0.5%.
Pakistan celebrates; Poll win mentioned on national TV
After the declaration of the poll results by ICC, Pakistani cricket fans took to Twitter to celebrate the same. The news of Imran Khan winning the poll was also seen on Pakistani national television.
Soon Twitter was flooded with the usual fan wars between India and Pakistan with the latter celebrating the win and the former stating that winning an ICC poll isn’t a huge achievement.