Virat Kohli has an average of 51 in ODI's     Getty Images
Virat Kohli has an average of 51 in ODIs Getty Images

The ODI GOAT contest is getting close to the climax after having reached the quarter-final stage. Virat Kohli and Sanath Jayasuriya are set to face off in 2nd quarter-final. Started of with 64 players, the competition was trimmed down to final-8. The first quarter-final between Sachin Tendulkar and Viv Richards resulted in a 53-47 win for the Little Master. Both of them were considered favourites to take home the title, hence the win for Tendulkar may just give him a big upper hand in the race for the title. GOAT is a contest held by cricket.com.au, in which fans will vote to determine the Greatest ODI Player of All Time. ALSO READ: Waqar acknowledges Wasim was the better bowler

The third quarter final will witness a contest between two Pakistani legends. Ferocious pacer Waqar Younis will face off against Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup winning captain Imran Khan. Younis is considered to be the greatest Pakistan pacer alongside Wasim Akram, and will face very tough competition from Imran, who was Pakistan’s most successful skipper. And the final encounter will witness Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara take on legendary Australian Shane Warne. Sangakkara beat the current generation superstar in round of 16, whereas Warne is the only remaining bowler in the competition.

The GOAT contest has produced several unexpected results, with Javed Miandad beating Brian Lara in the biggest shocking story. Also, the loss of Wasim Akram to Waqar Younis was an unexpected result, which was acknowledged by the latter himself, who considers Akram as the better of the two.