Mohammad Yousuf names his all-time favourite cricketers; picks the best captain in white-ball cricket at present

Mohammad Yousuf picks his favourite captain

Several countries are facing lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus which has been declared as a pandemic by WHO. In the meantime, cricketers are trying different ways to interact with their fans via social media platforms.


Some are taking part in live chat sessions on Instagram while some are heading towards microblogging website Twitter to communicate with their admirers. Following the similar trend, former Pakistani legend Mohammad Yousuf ran a Q/A session on Twitter where he answered many queries.

During the Q/A session, a fan asked Yousuf to reveal his favourite cricketer, to which the latter came up with two names and surprisingly none of them was a Pakistani. The 45-year-old named India’s prolific batsman Sachin Tendulkar and West Indies’ genius Brian Lara as his favourites.



Sachin holds the record of scoring maximum runs in international cricket. The Mumbaikar has stockpiled 34,357 runs in 664 matches with 100 centuries and 164 fifties.

Lara, on the other hand, is the highest run-scorer for Windies cricket with as many as 22,358 runs to his name in 430 games. The Caribbean cricketer has smashed 53 hundreds and 111 half-centuries in international cricket.

Another fan questioned Yousuf to describe the better captain in white-ball cricket at present.



The Lahore-born cricketer responded to the query and went with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson. The Kiwi player guided the Black Caps to the finals in the 2019 World Cup held in England and Wales.

Williamson grabbed the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award in the global showpiece event. The 29-year-old accumulated 578 runs in 10 matches with an outstanding average of 82.57. He also slammed two hundreds and as many half-centuries in the mega competition which was won by England under the leadership of Eoin Morgan.

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