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Who were the hardest Asian batsmen to dislodge ever or technically best?

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Harsh Thakor, Jun 1, 2020.

Who was the hardest Asian batsmen to ever dislodge?

  1. Zaheer Abbas

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  2. V V S Laxman

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  3. Mahela Jayewardene

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  4. Mohammad Yousuf

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  5. Aravinda De Silva

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  6. Inzamam Ul Haq

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  7. Hanif Mohammad

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  8. Vijay Merchant

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  9. Rahul Dravid

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  10. Kumar Sangakaara

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  11. Younis Khan

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  12. Mudassar Nazar

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  13. Gundappa Vishwananath

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  14. Sunil Gavaskar

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  15. Javed Mianadad

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  16. Saed Anwar

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  17. Mohinder Amarnath

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  18. Virendra Sehwag

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  19. Virat Kohli

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  1. Harsh Thakor
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    Preparing 2 lists in order of merit.One for hardest to dismiss and other for best technique.


    In order of merit ranking the most difficult Asian batsmen to dislodge.

    1.Hanif Mohammad
    2.Vijay Merchant
    3.Sunil Gavaskar
    4.Javed Miandad
    5.Rahul Dravid
    7.Aravinda De Silva
    8.Mohinder Amarnath
    9.Younis Khan
    10.Virat Kohli
    11.Mahela Jayewardene
    12.Kumar Sangakaara



    In order of merit in terms of technique

    Hanif Mohammad
    Vijay Merchant
    Sunil Gavaskar
    Sachin Tendulkar
    Rahul Dravid
    Aravinda De Silva
    Mohinder Amarnath
    Zaheer Abbas
    Vishwanath
    Mahela Jayewardene
    Virat Kohli
    Javed Miandad


    Hanif was the hardest to dismiss when you asess his marathon batting epics occupying the crease for 970 mins.One could here the sound of the ball clicking the bat in the stadium.Simply like a boulder.Merchant was never beaten by the new ball and overshadowed every Asian batsmen on wet wickets.Gavaskar was the epitome of concentration like a Monk meditating but tended to get into trouble early on in an inings or on attack with uneven bounce.Tendulkar was the most correct ever in the 'V' region with the best balance but could be uneasy against short pitched stuff ,unlike Gavaskar.Dravid was the ultimate wall combining the straightest of bats with a subtlety of wristwork.At times faltered at the start against express pace,not being as classical as Sachin or Sunny.Aravinda De Silva was art and craft personified blending the most powerful hits with the most graceful of touches.His footwork was razor sharp.Mohinder Amarnath was the best exponent of the hook and cover drive and withstood the greatest pace ever better than anyone.Zaheer Abbas may not have pleased the purists,but still displayed mastery in footwork and classical bat movements.Vishwanath had he not had lapses in concentration bad applied himself more,could have technically joined the Gavaskar club .Jayewardene posessed feline touch in his strokes,rarely seen.Even if he improvised greatly,Kohli had foundations of sound technique,which one could witness in his driving.Miandad looked crude or ugly,but he had technical ability in his own right.It was reflected in his footwork bad bating on bad wickets.Younis Khan was not orthodox or elegant but could bat for his life more than anyone of his time.
     
  2. Mohammed Bilal
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    Probably Sunil Gavaskar
     
  3. Harsh Thakor
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    Harsh Thakor Youngsta Beauty

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    Almost .what about Hanif Mohammad in your view?Rahul Dravid?
     
  4. Mohammed Bilal
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    Rahul Dravid and Hanif were inferior. I know little of the quality of bowling Hanif faced but I'm guessing it wasn't as good as the quality of bowling in the period 1975-2000. Dravid if I'm not mistaken has a blip in his record in Australia and South Africa. Even after he played a full series against Australia with no McGrath or Warne. So I'm going with Sunny.
     
  5. Harsh Thakor
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    Harsh Thakor Youngsta Beauty

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    Greatly appreciate.
     
  6. Shahzad.Firdous
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    1. Sunil Gavaskar
    2. Hanif Muhammad
    3. Javed Miandad / Brian Lara / Viv Richards
    4. Rahul Dravid
    5. Sachin Tendulkar
    6. Inzamam
    7. Mohd Yousuf
    8. Younus Khan
    9. Laxman
    10. Aravinda De Silva / Arjuna Ranatunga
    Saeed Anwar was a great batsman but he was a strokemaker, difficult to dislodge but he used to innovate alot and play stylish shots all the time!!
     
  7. Shahzad.Firdous
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    Toughest amongst all: Baba-e-TukTuk Misbahulhaq
     
  8. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    I vividly remember Surinder Amarnath but can't say how tough was he.

    I've heard good things about Lala Amarnath as well.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
  9. Omar
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    Both were good in their time.
     
  10. Omar
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    Omar Cricistan Moderator

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    As for the list, I'll go with Sunil Gavaskar closely followed by Hanif Mohammad.
     
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  13. ShokoTolo_LoloMoto
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    ShokoTolo_LoloMoto Talented

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    cuz cowards don’t make it to the list.
     
  14. ASLI-PATHAN
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    I am surprised people are not saying Dravid.
     
  15. ASLI-PATHAN
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    And why is Chanderpaul not included in the list.

    For me

    Dravid
    Gavaskar
    Chanderpaul
    Misbah
     

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