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Sachin Tendulkar includes Imran Khan in his list of top five all-rounders

The 47-year-old stated that he grew up watching these five all-rounders and later had the chance to play with or against them

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India’s legendary former batsman Sachin Tendulkar, speaking on Star Sport’s Cricket Connected Show on Saturday, revealed his list of top five all-rounders which included Pakistan’s finest former all-rounder and current Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

The 47-year-old stated that he grew up watching these five all-rounders and later had the chance to play with or against them.

“I grew up watching the top five all-rounders of the world. I played with one of them which is Kapil Dev. Second would be when I had gone on to my first tour to Pakistan and played against Imran Khan,” Tendulkar said.

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The Master Blaster included all-rounders Sir Richard Hadlee, Malcolm Marshall and Ian Botham in the list as well.

“The third was playing against Sir Richard Hadlee on my second tour to New Zealand. Then in Australia, I played against Malcolm Marshall and Ian Botham. So, these are my top five all-rounders whom I grew up watching play and later, had the opportunity to play against them,” he said.

Tendulkar is considered by many to be the greatest batsman to ever step foot on a cricket ground. The legendary batsman featured in 200 Tests and 463 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for his country and is the only cricketer to score 100 hundreds in international cricket.