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New Delhi: Indian batting nice Rahul Dravid narrowly beat his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar in Wisden India’s poll for the best Indian Test batsman of all time.

The poll was taken on Facebook and Dravid bought 52 p.c of the 11,400 votes that got here in from followers. It began with a pool of 16 Indian batsmen and got here all the way down to a closing 4 of Dravid in opposition to Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar in opposition to Virat Kohli.

Gavaskar managed to later beat Kohli in a intently contested third place play-off.

“Dravid ended with 52 per cent of the total votes – as many as 11,400 fans took part in the poll for the final – despite trailing at 42 per cent on Tuesday morning.

Much like Dravid batted during his playing career, he dug in and fought back in the poll, eventually crossing the line with a decent lead at the very end,” mentioned Wisden India in its report.

Both Dravid and Tendulkar are considered two of the best batsmen of all time. They each have over 10,000 runs in Tests and ODIs.

Both had totally different approaches to batting in Tests with Dravid well-known for his means to grind the opposition bowling to mud and Tendulkar being extra of a stroke maker.

Both gamers have additionally captained India at totally different factors of their profession and performed underneath one another in the method.