3) Vinoo and Ashok Mankad
India never had a better all rounder than ‘Vinoo’ Mankad. That was until Kapil Dev arrived a generation later to steal Mankad’s mantle.
A right handed batsman, who could bat anywhere in the lineup, Mankad is India’s greatest left arm spinner alongside Bishen Bedi. 2109 runs at 31.47 and 162 wickets at 32.32 in 44 test matches is testament to his ability. Add to that, the fact that he played in an era when India were minnows.
Vinoo’ son, Ashok, played 22 test matches for India in the 70s. An old school opening batsman, he could never really match his father in deed or fame.