If you have ever wondered that who is the greatest ODI player of all times, then your eyes are at the right place as Cricket.com.au (Australian cricket Board official site) set up a public poll to get to know the greatest ODI gentleman of all times. Finally after legends of the game locking horns in this open public poll, the name of the greatest ODI cricketer is announced.
Surprisingly, the greatest ODI Goat decided through the public polls is not from India, beside the whopping 1.25 Billion population. The Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara is the greatest ODI cricketer of all time the Cricket.com.au results suggest.
In the Final battle of ‘Greatest ODI Player of All Time’ Sachin Tendulkar locked horns with Kumar Sangakkara, but it seems that Islander fans have still faith left in Sri Lankan Legend as he won it against the one who have the record of most runs in ODI’s.
Sangakkara who is the second on the list of most ODI runs with scoring 14234 runs in 404 matches with average of 41.98 played the dual role for his team, and with this he is the wicket-keeper with most dismissals in ODI’s.
The other interesting thing we witnessed in this poll was that in semi-final round all the Asians were in competition that means Asia has produced the most ODI greats so far.
ODI Goat Semi-Finals
Tendulkar vs Jayasuriya | Imran v Sangakkara
ODI Great Finals
Tendulkar vs Sangakkara
Runner up: Tendulkar