Cricket fans are blessed to witness some of the world-class all-rounders dominate the game over the years. From Gary Sobers to Kapil Dev to Imran Khan to modern-day Jacques Kallis and Shane Watson, the game has seen several stars. Recently, Tom Moody sat down to pick his best all-rounders in the three formats of the game.
Moody, known for his man-management and sharp technical analysis, has coached many teams in his career. While he has rubbed shoulders with some great all-rounders during his playing days, Tom Moody has also coached some of the legends. Recently, he revealed his best all-rounders in the Test, ODI, and T20I format of the game.
Tom Moody picks his best all-rounders
Talking about the red-ball cricket, Moody said it is very difficult to go past Gary Sobers. An effective bowled matched with his aggressive batting skills, he is one of the finest to play the game. Along with Sobers, Tom Moody went with South Africa’s Jacques Kallis and Pakistan’s Imran Khan.
“I find it very hard to go past Imran Khan. What he did was quite phenomenal. I played against him towards the end of his career. I remember speaking to people that played him in the early and middle parts of his career and they said he was genuinely quick,” said Moody.
Jacques Kallis also made it into the list of the best ODI all-rounders of Tom Moody. Another Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusenar and Australia’s Shane Watson are the other two to make it to the list.
Speaking about the shorter formats, Moody picked West Indies superstar Andre Rusell, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson and Shahid Afridi. The Sunrisers Hyderabad coach heaped praise on former Pakistan skipper for his contribution to the game for over a decade.
“I am going Russell, Watson and Afridi in that order. Afridi over the last 12 or 14 years as an all-rounder has been nothing short of brilliant. He was a match-winner with both bat and ball and he has done it consistently,” said Moody.