Fair enough. But it's not like Imran was leading a side remotely as good as Kohli's either. You had Imran, Miandad, young Akram, Qadir, and then nothing much. And it's not like Pakistan ever won series in England and India before or drew in the WI. Imran was a trailblazer in that respect.Since you are getting down to individual tests and series, it is worthwhile to look at the test which Imran won in WI. Viv and Marshall, only true ATGs at that time in the team were missing. Ambrose was a greenhorn, and it wasn't until the following season that he went on to become the Ambrose we all know. Greenidge was past it at that stage as well. So it was several steps down the team that you think you are talking about.
Which were the other Imran victories abroad ? Piss poor SL(1), mediocre England(2), mediocre India missing a single world class spinner at home(1). That's it ?
The same way I think Kohli should get credit for the Australia victory in 2018, even though it was a weakened Aus team but he broke down that barrier.