When Shahid Afridi was asked who was the better captain between MS Dhoni and Ricky Ponting, the former Pakistan captain got straight to the point regarding it and picked the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman over the former Australian cricketer.
Dhoni and Ponting, ostensibly the two of the best captains throughout the entire existence of the game, brag of two World Cup titles each to their name. Dhoni drove India in winning the debut T20 World Cup in 2007 preceding guaranteeing the 2011 World Cup.
Dhoni remains the only captain to win all significant ICC trophies (50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy).
Dhoni or ponting ?
— Kaleem Ullah ● (@KaleemU62165370) July 29, 2020
In the interim, Ponting took already settled Australian group to two back to back World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007 and played a significant commitment to his side’s mastery well through the 2000’s.
In an intuitive Twitter meeting with his fans, Afridi picked Dhoni as the better skipper over Ponting for building a genuinely new team ‘loaded with youths’. Answering a fan’s question, Afridi said, “I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters.”
I rate Dhoni a bit higher than Ponting as he developed a new team full of youngsters
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 29, 2020
Afridi, who recently recovered from coronavirus after testing positive, also named Viv Richards as his favourite batsman, while he said Abdul Qadir was his all-time favourite spinner. Asked who he thinks is the best bowler in the world, Afridi picked Australia pacer Pat Cummins.
Shahid Afridi Reveals all Time XI of his Contemporary Players:
Nowadays It has become a trend among cricket experts to announce their favourite XIs for the different formats of the game. In that order, Shahid Afridi, former Pakistan captain and all-rounder, announced all-time XI of his contemporary players.
Saeed Anwar, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Jacques Kallis, Rashid Latif (Wk), Wasim Akram, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Shoaib Akhtar.