Shoaib Akhtar
Former Pakistan player and one of the fastest bowlers of his time, Shoaib Akhtar, has named his all-time IPL XI.

Former Pakistan player and one of the fastest bowlers of his time, Shoaib Akhtar, has named his all-time IPL XI. In his conversation with sportskeeda, the legendary selected Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma as the opening pair. 

The two have been quite successful in the tournament. The number three spot was given to former RCB captain Virat Kohli, who is also the highest run-getter in the history of the cash-rich league. 

AB de Villiers, one of the best batters in the league, was also included in the playing XI. 

Andre Russell and Kieron Pollard are the two all-rounders in the side. MS Dhoni will lead the side along with handling the wicket-keeping duties. 

The two successful spinners, Harbhajan Singh and Rashid Khan, have made it to the side, with Brett Lee and Lasith Malinga being picked as outright fast bowlers.

Shoaib Akhtar’s All-Time IPL XI – 1. Chris Gayle. 2. Rohit Sharma. 3. Virat Kohli. 4. Ab De Villiers. 5. Andre Russell. 6. Kieron Pollard. 7. MS Dhoni (C & WK). 8. Harbhajan Singh. 9. Rashid Khan. 10. Brett Lee. 11. Lasith Malinga.

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