Who are the 20 greatest Indian cricket players of all time?
I shall split my list into two parts. My list includes 10 batsmen and 10 bowlers, by sheer numbers over the years. This way, I ensure equal justice to both specialists.
10 Greatest Indian Batsmen** (of all time across all formats)
|10||26107||838||Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Jharkhand|
10 Greatest Indian Bowlers** (of all time across all formats)
|2||1631||442||Bishen Singh Bedi||Punjab|
|3||1454||412||Srinivas Venkataraghavan||Tamil Nadu|
*Current players in turquoise.
**Numbers as on 1 February 2019.
You have the right to disagree with my list. Impact on the game is debatable, which is why Bradman vs. Tendulkar or Sobers vs. Sehwag was/will be debated for years, without a conclusion. Comparisons are easier when backed by numbers. Don’t we all love a spreadsheet analysis or graphs on a powerpoint slide? 🙂
Besides, give me a better list of cricketing greats than the one above, and we’ll talk. All opinions are welcome in the comments section.
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