As you know, several famous Indians were born on September 17. Some are fortunate to have Mallika Sherawat singing birthday greetings for them. Here we look at one who is not a politician but is famous in his own right as
- India’s best Test all-rounder, surpassing Kapil
- The second-best spinning all-rounder in all Tests, ahead of bigger names like Mankad and Benaud.
In these tables we are considering a cutoff of 1000 runs, 100 wickets, batting average above 15.00, bowling average below 45.00. Ranking is by (Batting average-Bowling average).
Spinning all-rounders from all countries.
Note that Statsguru does not seem to consider Sobers and Greig to be spinners, since they bowled medium-pace as well.
Tail piece: he is also India’s leading opening bowler of the 2010s (ie bowling at no 1 or 2)-far ahead of regular opening bowlers such as Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma: