In cricket there are batsmen, and then there are batsmen. Batting is an artwork and there are totally different type of practitioners. Some wish to dominate the bowlers, going after them with pressure. Some wish to slug it out, use their perseverance to outwit the opponent. Some are outrageously gifted, who can spot it early and hit it onerous. And then there are the contact artists, those with that wristy aptitude. Cool prospects who go about their enterprise with panache and model.
How usually have we heard cricket commentators use the phrases, “he is an artist” Well, it’s not used loosely. It is used for these choose few whose model is soothing to the attention. Former India opener WV Raman, who’s presently the coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, took to Twitter and named ‘three top artists’ of Indian cricket.
“Someone asked me to name top 3 artists in Indian cricket. GRV, Azzu and VVS. Like Van Gogh, Picasso and Monet. All geniuses,” he wrote.
— wv raman (@wvraman) April 11, 2020
The assertion from Raman is excessive reward for these three batsmen, who have been all nice batsman in their very own rights. All three of them have been wristy batsmen, and performed with lots of poise and magnificence. Another similarity is that each one three of them performed within the period of one other nice batsman, however they held their very own because of their model.
Gundappa Viswanath performed alongside facet Sunil Gavaskar, Azharuddin performed on the top of Sachin Tendulkar’s greatness, whereas VVS Laxman had competitors from Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and the others. Yet, all three of them created a distinct segment for themselves.
Viswanath scored 6080 runs in 91 Test matches at a mean of 41.93. Azharuddin has 6215 runs to his title in 99 Tests at a mean of 45.04 whereas Laxman bade adieu to the game with 8781 runs in 134 Tests at a mean 45.5.