Former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock and Indian wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik recently named India’s best ODI batter, bowler, and all-rounder.
Karthik named Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli as two of India’s best batters in ODIs and went on to pick Kapil Dev as India’s greatest all-rounder. He stated that Anil Kumble is the best Indian bowler in ODIs while keeping Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh in his competitor’s list.
“For the greatest batter, it is hard to separate Sachin and Virat. Kapil Dev has to be the greatest all-rounder, while Anil Kumble’s name comes to mind when talking about the greatest bowler. Zaheer and Harbhajan are also good,” Dinesh Karthik told in a chat with Cricbuzz.
Pollock took Javagal Srinath’s name for India’s best bowler while naming Kapil Dev the greatest all-rounder. He added that Virender Sehwag should be added to the best Indian batters list for his impact on the rivals.
“Srinath was brilliant, and I would agree with Karthin on Kapil Dev’s name in the all-rounders’ category. Tendulkar, Kohli, and maybe Viru deserve to be among the best batters.”