According to a poll conducted on social media by Wisden India. Rahul Dravid beat Sachin Tendulkar by a narrow margin of votes in the final round of voting.
Mr. Dravid who is known as “Wall” got 52 percent of the votes, with as many as 11,400 fans taking part in the final round of voting. “Much like Mr. 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,” said the Wisden India report.
The poll initially had 16 Indian batting greats, with Sunil Gavaskar and Virat Kohli being the two others to have made it through to the ‘semi finals’. Mr. Gavaskar beat Mr. Kohli in the ‘third-place play-off’ by a narrow margin.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, or simply Wisden, is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom. In 2012, an Indian edition was launched titled Wisden India Almanack.
Mr. Dravid made his test debut on June 20, 1996 former Indian cricket captain, Saurav Ganguly.
Mr. Dravid continued to be a mainstay in the Indian test side racking up 13,288 runs in 164 matches. In comparison, Mr. Tendulkar has scored 15,921 runs in 200 test matches, including six double centuries.