Rashid Latif’s fans have beaten former wicketkeepers Moin Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Kamran Akmal in the ongoing Dream Pier campaign on social media.
Rashid Latif, who has scored 1381 runs with 130 wickets in 37 Test matches, has taken the lead in popularity.
More than 600,000 users took part in the Dream Pier campaign on social media, in which the qualification criteria of the 8 shortlisted wicket-keepers was set at least 50 wickets behind the wickets in Test cricket.
The list included Imtiaz Ahmed, Wasim Bari, Saleem Yousaf, Moin Khan, Rashid Latif, Kamran Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed and Adnan Akmal.
On this occasion, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar chose Rashid Latif as his favorite wicket-keeper, but Sarfraz Ahmed and Kamran Akmal, who were included in the list, chose two great wicket-keepers of the 1990s, Rashid Latif and Moin Khan.
On the other hand, former head coach of the national cricket team Mickey Arthur chose his former team captain Sarfraz Ahmed.
Rich in wicket-keeping skills, Rashid Latif took first place in the race for popularity. In this race, Moin Khan is second behind the wickets and current cricketer Sarfraz Ahmed is third.
The most critical step in the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Dream Pier campaign on social media was the selection of the wicketkeeper as millions of fans had to choose only one player.
Earlier in the campaign, which started on April 29, the opening duo of the great cricketers of the 1990s, Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail, was the most popular in the first part of the campaign.
The pair of 2Ws in the fast bowlers’ Dream Pierce broke all previous records of popularity.
In the spinners category, the spin duo of Googly Master late Abdul Qadir and second inventor Saqleen Mushtaq were declared the most popular.
The pair of Imran Khan and Shahid Afridi was the most popular among all-rounders, while Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq finished second in the race.