Imran Khan best all-rounder of my era, says Sir Richard Hadlee

Hadlee, nevertheless, regarded himself as the better bowler of the quartet, but admitted his weaknesses as a batsman.

updated: August 18, 2013 14:53 IST
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Bangalore: Former New Zealand all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlee has voted Pakistan's Imran Khan as the best all-rounder of his era, calling him a complete package in the celebrated '80s quartet, which included himself, Kapil Dev and Ian Botham.

"If I was asked to pick who was the better of the four of us, and I am on record as saying Imran because he was a versatile batsman, potent strike bowler and charismatic captain," he said.

"As a batsman, he could bat anywhere in the top six, sometimes in the top four, and play any type of innings depending on the circumstance of the game.

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