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10 Pakistani batsmen who have always played well against India

A look at ten Pakistani batsmen who tormented their arch-rivals throughout their careers.

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Top 5 / Top 10 10 Oct 2017, 19:00 IST
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Runs against any opposition are to be coveted when it comes to international cricket but when they come against one's arch-rivals, then they have a deeper meaning. Considering the pressure of an India-Pakistan game, runs scored against the old enemy are almost always of vital importance. In that regard, plenty of Pakistani batsmen have proven to be the thorn in the flesh of Indian bowlers across formats throughout their careers.

Some Pakistani batsmen have made a name for themselves by almost always scoring runs against India and needless to say, they have become legends in their own right. Here is a look at 10 batsmen who have had successful outings against India almost every time they have batted against their arch-rivals.

#10 Salman Butt

Pakistan's disgraced former captain Salman Butt might belong to the dustbin of his nation's cricketing history but there is no denying the fact that when it came to scoring runs against India, there were very few who were as prolific as him. The former opening batsman announced himself on the international stage by scoring a superb 108 against India at the Eden Gardens back in 2004 to win a game that looked lost.

Over the next six years, he scored four more ODI hundreds against India and five half-centuries, of which three were scored in Tests. Across formats, he averages 40.48 against India and even in the game that proved to be his last, he scored 74 in an ODI at Dambulla. Butt was run out when he was looking good for his 6th century against the Men in Blue.

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