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3 Indian batsmen who were also impressive with the ball

Vishal Singh
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#2 Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly is certainly one of the greatest captains for India. He is also best known for his elegance with the bat and his aggressive captaincy. Ganguly made his ODI debut for India in 1992 against the mighty West Indies and managed to score only three runs in his debut game. As a result, he was immediately dropped from the team.

Ganguly made a comeback in the team in 1996 and proved his prowess as a batsman scoring tons of runs in the next three seasons. His medium-pace made headlines when he bagged a five-wicket haul against arch-rivals Pakistan in Toronto in 1997. He matured as a bowler and became a regular feature in India's bowling card. Ganguly represented India in 311 One-Day Internationals and picked up 100 wickets including two 5-wickets hauls.

#1 Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is a name that needs no introduction in the history of cricket. Tendulkar's prowess as a batsman is well renowned across the globe. The master blaster has scored over 18,000 ODI runs in his career and has not left any stone unturned as a batsman while owning most of the batting world records in his name.

Tendulkar was equally adept at bowling as well and was often referred as the man with the golden arm. He has given numerous match winning performances with the ball for India in the 50-over format. The stalwart stunned the world with his leg-breaks and seam-up deliveries. He took a five-wicket haul against a solid Australian batting line up in 1997.

Tendulkar was different and better from other part-time bowlers because of the subtle variations in his deliveries. He represented India in 463 One-Day International matches and picked up 154 vital wickets.

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