Rahul Dravid beats Sachin Tendulkar to become the best batsman in a Wisden India Poll

Smrithi Mohan
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In a Facebook poll by Wisden India, Rahul Dravid was voted to be the best Test Batsman in 50 years. He won by beating Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar and Virat Kholi.

There have been many great cricketers in the Indian team over the years. However, according to a recent poll conducted by the Wisden India, Rahul Dravid became the best test batsman. The former captain beat the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar to take the position.

It was a tough battle between the two legends and Dravid won with a close margin against Tendulkar. Tendulkar was leading till afternoon, and soon, much like his batting during his career, Dravid took off and beat the cricketer to become the best. Over 11,400 fans took part in the final round of the voting and Dravid won with 52% of votes.

There were about 16 Indian cricketers who were part of the poll in the initial stage. However, only 4 made it to the semi-finale stage. Sunil Gavaskar and Virat Kholi were two along with Dravid and Tendulkar who made it to the semi-finale but Kholi was beaten by Gavaskar by a narrow margin in the ‘third-place play-off’.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the Wisden India poll:

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