Imran played a pivotal role in Pakistan's success, leading the team to their first-ever Cricket World Cup victory in 1992
Former Australian cricketer, Tom Moody, has included Imran Khan in his list of the top six all-rounders over the past five decades.
Moody, featured in an ESPNcricinfo video, where he was asked to name the six best all-rounders in the last 50 years.
"Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Gary Sobers, Jacques Kallis and Sir Richard Hadlee," Moody replied.
Sanjay Manjrekar, who was also part of the discussion in the video, added further insights by mentioning that apart from Jacques Kallis, the other five all-rounders started their careers primarily as bowlers.
"Imran, Botham and Hadlee started off as bowlers. They used to bat at number eight or nine and were slowly promoted in the batting because of their success there. Except for Kallis, they all mostly started as bowlers. Kallis was a proper batter who used to bat at top order," Manjrekar said.
Imran is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in cricket history. He played a pivotal role in Pakistan's success, leading the team to their first-ever Cricket World Cup victory in 1992. Imran's bowling prowess, coupled with his aggressive batting style and strong leadership qualities, made him an iconic figure in the sport.