According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, T-20 Cricket produced no dominant heroes, but several emerge as favorites. Saeed Ajmal, Umer Akmal and Nasir Jamshed emerge as top 3 scoring 19%, 15% and 11% respectively in the Gallup Cricketers Rating Poll.
A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked. During the T-20 World Cup 2012, which Pakistani Cricketer had the best performance? (Give one answer). Responding to this, 19% of Pakistanis said Saeed Ajmal, 15% said Umer Akmal, 11% said Nasir Jamshed, 8% said Umar Gul, 7% said Muhammad Hafeez, 6% said Imran Nazir, 5% said Raza Hasan, 4% said Shoaib Malik, 3% said Kamran Akmal and 2% said Shahid Afridi. However, 6% said others and 14% did not give a response.