Top 10 batsmen against spin bowling in the last four decades
#9 – Zaheer Abbas
Dubbed the ‘Asian Bradman’ for scoring an avalanche of first-class runs, the sight of a bespectacled Zaheer Abbas marking his guard would still be fresh in the eyes of India’s fabled spinners in the late 70s and early 80s.
Half of his 12 Test centuries blunted Indian bowling attacks, which employed spinners for majority of the day. Admittedly, the likes of Bhagwath Chandrasekhar, Bishan Singh Bedi and Erapalli Prasanna had been on their last legs while Maninder Singh was still a fresh face.
But, Zaheer’s adaptability against the different types of spinners proved that his was an all-round game.Published 14 Jul 2016, 12:44 IST