Kolkata: The legendary spin trio of Bishan Singh Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar Wednesday hailed Sunil Gavaskar as the best Indian batsman they have seen, but said the one they would love to pay and watch for his sheer artistry was Gundappa Viswanath.
"Sunil is the most complete batsman that India has produced. I once had a debate with Vijay Manjrekar, who voted for Vijay Merchant. But I don't believe any Indian batsman can be better than Sunil," Bedi said during a talk show at the Eden Gardens to celebrate the ground's 150 years. (Also read: Golden Oldies Release Stamps for Eden Garden's 150 Years Celebration)
Prasanna said that as India did not have any quality fast bowler then, Gavaskar played the spinners at the nets, only to face the world's top pacers of those times with aplomb during Test matches.