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3 Indian batsmen who were also impressive with the ball

Vishal Singh
ANALYST
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Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar have also contributed with the ball
Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar have also contributed with the ball

Team India has always been deprived of decent all-rounders, who could provide immaculate balance to the team. Apart from the 'Haryana Hurricane' Kapil Dev, the Men in Blue have struggled to find impactful all-rounders in all formats of the game.

However, the star-studded Indian team has had quite a few batsmen who could also double up as part-time bowlers in ODIs. Some of these batting legends were amazingly adept at bowling and to call them 'part-timers' would be a misnomer. Here are three incredibly talented batsmen who were equally impressive with the ball as well.


#3 Yuvraj Singh


Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh came into the limelight after he scored a brilliant 84 against a powerful Australian bowling attack in 2000. The left-hander is certainly one of the greatest match-winners for India in the shorter formats of the game.

Yuvraj's bowling grabbed attention when he bagged eight wickets at an average of 27.75 in the Coca-Cola cup in 2001. He improved as a bowler gradually and picked up five wickets in the 2003 edition of the ICC World Cup and became an important asset for the team.

The left-arm spinner picked up his solitary five-wicket haul in the 2011 edition of the World Cup and he finished the tournament bagging 15 wickets at an average of 25.13. His all-round performance earned him the Player of the Tournament award. Yuvraj represented India in 304 ODI matches and picked up 111 wickets.

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