In fact, even when it comes to picking India’s all-time top 3-4 openers in ODIs, possibly Dhawan’s name might come secondary after the likes of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Sehwag, and Rohit Sharma.
In between the times when Shane Warne was banned in 2003-04, MacGill had delightfully scalped 53 wickets from his extensive stay of 11 Test matches. Perhaps his utter best was also well witnessed when while playing against the ICC World XI, the leg-spinner bulldozed 9 victims including a fifer in that Test match.
while the veteran Taylor had made his debut way back in 2006, he looks to have got overshadowed ever since Williamson has arrived. Especially with the pace at which the Kiwi skipper has amassed runs, surely he has made Taylor bag less limelight.
In totality, it can be said that during the first half of his career, Amla was overshadowed by the likes of skipper Smith and the legendary Jacques Kallis, whereas someone like AB De Villiers did eventually tower his lofty presence at the fag end.
surprisingly despite being SA’s fifth-highest wicket-taker in Tests and overall the sixth all-time highest wicket-taker, Morkel seems to have got adequately subdued under Steyn’s hounding establishment.
Damien Martyn had entered the Australian team much before when the likes of Ricky Ponting, Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist were about to make their debuts. The right-handed batsman had initially played in place of Dean Jones but unfortunately, till the year 1997-98 his establishment never got ascertained.
While earlier the team had witnessed some legendary batting names in regular intervals, the likes of Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan collectively did revolutionize Pakistan’s middle-order batting.
Regardless of being India’s vital cog much like Amarnath or Gavaskar for over a decade, this batting great often gets overshadowed both by the time and modestly by his batting peers.
Chanderpaul could dust out any storm but the aesthetic batsmanship of Lara would any day cast a towering shadow on the southpaw’s prominence. Overall, despite churning out more than 20,000 runs for his team, Chanderpaul seemed to be much underrated than his skipper Brian Lara.
Many believe that if Rahul Dravid’s career would not have coincided with Tendulkar then his eminence would have been much more legendary. Perhaps with Dravid himself confessing about getting overawed around Sachin, the cricketer always looked to impress the master-blaster whenever he batted.