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5 batting greats who had a tough time against unfancied bowlers

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Sachin Tendulkar picked out the bowler who troubled him the most during his career

The game of Cricket wouldn’t have been so appealing to the masses had it been bereft of the uncertainties it possesses. Who would have loved to see the game had it been so plain and simple?

The game of cricket has often presented its bouquet of surprises to the millions of fans over the world. Like, sometimes a batting genius had troubles facing a bowler who was definitely not known for his bowling exploits. It has been observed over the years, that a batting great had a tough time against a particular part-timer and he had often lost his wicket to him. 

Is there any reason behind it? Well, we tried to find that out. 

Here are the 5 modern day batting greats who had a tough time against some of the unlikely bowlers. 

5. Kevin Pietersen – Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj got Kevin Pietersen out the most number of times in ODIs

Well, everyone knows a thing or two about Pietersen’s utter dislike for the left-arm spin and how it often troubled him during his illustrious international career.

The man with over 8181 runs in Tests, 4440 runs in ODIs had a career in which he tormented most of the bowlers with his usual flair but hit a roadblock when he met the ‘pie-chucker’ Yuvraj Singh. Well, Pietersen himself labelled Yuvraj  a "pie-chucker" and also suggested that he was a purveyor of "left-arm filth".

Yuvraj got the better of KP 4 times in ODIs (highest by any bowler in ODIs) and once in Tests.

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