Former England captain Nasser Hussain has chosen the four batsmen he would spend money to witness them play. Renowned analyst as well as commentator, Hussain, picked Pakistan’s legendary opening batsman Saeed Anwar at first.
“In terms of being easy on the eye, Saeed Anwar had an elegance and grace through the off-side,” said Nasser during his Q&A session with Daily Mail.
Anwar, with almost 13,000 international career runs, was one of the standout performers for his country. He remained at the top in both forms of the game in his 14-year-long illustrative career.
Then, Hussain went on to stage his admiration for the in his 14-year-long illustrative career., Lara. Further, the Englishman named current Indian captain Virat Kohli in pursuit of run chases as part of the four cricketers he’d pay to watch.
“I’ve been watching some old footage of Brian Lara with that big back-lift and, wow, could he bat. Virat Kohli in a 50-over run chase. He just seems to chase down any score every time,” Hussain said.
David Gower, whose cover drive was most elegant ones, was also included in the wishlist of Hussain. “But I have to go for my childhood hero David Gower. I remember an early game against Leicestershire and I was at cover point as he leant on one and before I could move it hit the boundary boards behind me. Everything I had admired was there in front of my eyes,” he added.
Gower notched up more than 11,300 runs for the Three Lions in his cricketing career – from 1978 to 1992. Having scored 25 centuries and 51 half-centuries, the Kent-born was a stalwart in the Brits’ lineup.