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Muralitharan, Harbhajan, Ashwin, Ajmal Snubbed As Gautam Gambhir Names Ex-Pak Star As Best Spinner



Gautam Gambhir is certainly one of India’s most embellished opening batters. The previous India opener plied his commerce for the nation for nearly a decade and remained a key member of the workforce throughout codecs for probably the most a part of his illustrious profession.

The India nice was a key member of the workforce that gained the T20 World Cup, and ODI World Cup and achieved the primary Check rating. Gautam Gambhir was the top-scorer within the closing of each World Cups and in addition achieved the number-one rating for Check batsmen in 2009. At his peak, Gautam Gambhir was undeniably the most effective all-format openers on the planet.

Throughout his illustrious profession, Gautam Gambhir confronted among the most profitable bowlers within the historical past of the sport. He confronted the likes of quick bowlers reminiscent of Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Lasith Malinga, Dale Steyn, Shaun Pollock, and plenty of extra, whereas additionally encountering spinners like Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, Saeed Ajmal, and Graeme Swann, amongst others. He additionally performed in opposition to the likes of Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, and Ravichandran Ashwin within the IPL.

Gautam Gambhir names the most effective spinner:

Gautam Gambhir was not too long ago requested to select the most effective off-spinner. And the previous India batsman snubbed the likes of Muralitharan, Ashwin, Ajmal, and others to select ex-Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq. Talking on Star Sports activities, Gautam Gambhir, who was the most effective gamers of spin bowling, revealed that he as soon as confronted the previous spinner in nets when the latter was not an energetic cricketer and located it robust to deal with him.

“Mera maanna hai Saqlain Mushtaq se behtar off spinner nahi huye. Maine Muralitharan ko bahut khela hai, maine Saeed Ajmal bhi khela hai, maine Harbhajan Singh aur Ashwin bhi, lekin Saqlain Mushtaq apni peak par was totally different. Jaise Saqlain Mushtaq ka ball off the wicket nikalta tha, aur doosra agar kisi ne introduce kiya hai toh vo Saqlain Mushtaq.

“(I believe no one was higher than Saqlain Mushtaq. I performed Muralitharan lots and batted in opposition to Saeed Ajmal, Harbhajan Singh, and Ashwin as effectively, however at his peak, Mushtaq was totally different. He was the one who launched Doosra),” mentioned Gautam Gambhir.

“Us time par kitne aise off spinners the jo final 10 overs mein bowling kar sakte the. Log kehte the ki foremost spin achi khelta hoon lekin foremost Saqlain Mushtaq ko England ke tour par gaye the toh Saqlain Mushtaq ko khela. Us time vo bilkul unfit the par tab bhi unke hath se jaisa ball nikal raha tha, mera maanna hai ki peak par Saqlain Mushtaq se bada off spinner mujhe nahi lagta ki world cricket mein koi hua hai

“(What number of spinners had been there at the moment who used to bowl within the final 10 overs? Folks say that I play spin bowling effectively, however after I went on the England tour and performed Saqlain Mushtaq, At the moment, he was completely unfit, however nonetheless, the way in which the ball was popping out of his hand, I don’t suppose there was any higher off spinner than him at his peak),” he added.

Saqlain Mushtaq represented Pakistan in 49 Assessments and 169 ODIs. He picked up 208 wickets in Assessments and 288 wickets within the ODI format.

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