Graeme Swann names his All-Time XI, includes himself and Wasim Akram
Former English cricketer Graeme Swann has revealed his All Time XI in a Lord’s Cricket Ground video.
He placed prolific English batsman Jack Hobbs and massively destructive West Indian stroke player Gordon Greenidge in opening position.
Swann said superb player Hobbs was his granddad’s favorite player who holds great record. He said Greenidge was not only a great stroke player but looked mean as well and he needed little mean in his team.
Then he paired Australian greatest batsman Sir Don Bradman with another great batsman, West Indian Brian Lara in the batting line-up.
“Lara was the best player I ever bowled at,” he said.
The ex-English cricketer chose Indian Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar, and West Indian “best all-rounder of all-time” Garfield Sobers for the middle order.
He picked up the “best keeper-batsman” Australian Adam Gilchrist for the job with gloves on.
Picking Shane Warne for leading his bowling line-up, he said, “Warne was the best bowler of all-time, full stop. No arguments, not arguably.”
Choosing oneself is a rare sight in Lord’s Cricket Ground teams. Swann chose himself for the 9th position in his team.
He picked Australian McGrath to play at 10th number. “McGrath should be number 11, but I’m slipping him in at 10 because he’s a mate of mine now,” he said.
About Wasim Akram
Selecting Pakistani great as his attacking bowler, Swann termed Wasim Akram ‘the snake charmer’ and reminisced how he bowled exceptionally well in the 1992 World Cup final.
“Just for those 2 balls in the World Cup, he broke English hearts, one in one away, absolute genius, he’s in” said Swann about the Sultan of Swing.
Just Watch the video below to know that Swann is absolutely correct.