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Is it the affect of some of his black magic spells or what that he is considered to the greatest allrounder ever despite having an extremly poor record as a bowler?
Why take the opinion of more than 10000 cricket fans worldwide when you have to make your own decision wit the courtesy of a few biased wirters & so called 'experts'?
Chosing Sobers as the greatest allrounder when Imran Khan won the poll by a convincing margin shows how biased a website Cricinfo is.
Being able to bowl wrist spin,finger spin & medium pace is hardly an achievment when you are averaging around 35 & have a wickets/match ratio of 2.56(yes even poor than Mohammad Sami who is the the most worst bowler in the world today)."Ok, so his bowling average is only 34, but you must remember that he was bowling both left-arm medium pace and finger spin and was consistently a class act with the ball throughout his career as well as averaging 57 with the bat.
Imran Khan could have been a much much better batsman if had decided to focus only on his batting.Garry Sobers batting equals Imran Khan's bowling but Imran Khan maintained an average of 50 with the bat for a period of over 10 years(1981-1992),if u guys think Sobers was better,point a 10 year period during his career over which he was averaging 25 or under with the ball."If he had decided to focus only on bowling, there is no telling what he could have achieved. The word genius is sometimes used casually in cricket. With Sobers, it fit naturally."
Imran Khan's over 10 years(1982-1992) peak as an allrounder is the greatest peak of an allrounder ever during which he averaged 50 wth the bat & 20 with the ball.Whereas Sobers peak period was merely 5 years(1962-1966/67) during which he averaged around 60 with the bat & 27 with the ball.But overall, Sobers was very mediocre at bowling & doesn't deserve the title of greatest allrounder ever.
Biased writers & experts did try to hide the achievments of Imran Khan as an allrounder from common cricket fans for around 2 decades by portraying Sobers as the greatest allrounder ever because he is a ****** & a ********* but its not possible anymore in this global village& age of internet & technology and this poll of Cricinfo is merely a small example of it.