Imran Khan's popularity still hasn't reduced as he got 76% votes © Getty Images
Imran Khan’s popularity still hasn’t reduced as he got 76 percentage votes © Getty Images

The ODIGOAT is cricket.com.au’s knockout competition to determine who the fans think is the greatest ODI player of all time and it is now heading into the quarter-finals. Pakistan’s legendary player and World Cup winning captain, Imran Khan ousted his countryman, Waqar Younis from the contest with the results completely supporting Imran Khan. He got 76 per cent votes as compared to a 24 per cent earned by Pakistan’s captain in the 2003 World Cup, Waqar Younis. With a great fan following due to his credentials as a player and captain, Imran capped off a remarkable career by leading Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup title over England. ALSO READ: Waqar acknowledges Wasim was the better bowler

In a first-round showdown with New Zealand legend Sir Richard Hadlee, Imran was the resounding winner, collecting 81 per cent of the vote. The second round saw him face up to Australian legend Glenn McGrath and after a tight contest, the Pakistani icon emerged with 60 per cent of the vote, while in the round of 16, he was a clear winner (75 per cent) over West Indies legend Curtly Ambrose. On the other hand, Waqar cruised through the first round of voting toppling Australia’s fierce fast bowler, Mitchell Johnson with 76 per cent of the vote. His second-round match-up saw him outclass former teammate Shoaib Akhtar but had to make an earlier exit because of clashing with country’s icon, Imran Khan. With this win, Imran Khan is slated to face the winner of Kumar Sangakkara and Shane Warne in the next round.