This is my list in order of merit of the the most talented or gifted batsmen ever from the sub-continent.It does not consider statistical records , technique or overall class but only the degree of natural genius posessed by the batsmen. 1.Gundappa Vishwanath- Equivalent of a magician to batting taking artistry to regions of divinty.Wristwork of mythical proportions.,being the best ever executor of the square and late cut. 2.Majid Khan-On his day could punish the good balls like Viv Richards taking batting aesthetics to depths of the sublime.The best ever exponent of the hook shot from the sub-continent 3.Virendra Sehwag-Took batting domination to its ultimate zenith and wizardy to regions unexplored.Some of his strokes were simply surreal like his square drive to balls 10 onches outside hi soffstum. 4.Sachin Tendulkar-Mastery like none able to hit the best of balls to the fence through the V'.Best ever batsmen in the 'V 'area and of the straight drive. 5.V.V.S.Laxman-Another version of Vishwanath taking artistry and inventivenes to mythical proportions. 6.Inzamam Ul Haq-In his era bated more like Viv Richards than anyone with lightning reflexes. 7.Virat Kohli-I have never seen a batsmen place a ball with more precision or insight.Best at the cover drive. 8.Zaheer Abbas-The batting equivalent of a poet or painter whose deft touches would send the best balls racing to the boundary.No batsmen was a better exponent of the drive through extra cover. 9.Saed Anwar-Almost as punishing as Sehwag but much more graceful and poetic. 10.Roy Dias-Artistry in region sof the sublime with his strokes like the sound of a flute. 11.Aravinda De Silva-Capable of taking any attack apart in any conditions and turn a game. 12.Javed Miandad-Not elegant or graceful a but a master in manipulating the field with his great improvisation.Posessed strokes which had touches of genius like his pull shot.