Originally Posted by Cevno
Think it more depends on the conditions, rather than the attack. He's smacked Mcgrath, Steyn and almost every decent too good attack on non seaming wickets (and these weren't necessarily flat wickets.) And then also smacked all the spinners on helpful conditions.
People getting a bit carried away by his last 1 and a half years where he has been out of sorts.
But having said that Merchant was quality too, so it's a tough pick.
I'll go with Sunil Gavaskar and Virendra Sehwag because of the way in which Sehwag can hurt the opposition, almost force a result and also put psychological pressure in certain situations. Plus he'll have quality batting in and around him so a bit of leeway in certain situations can be taken.
Yeah don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to suggest he'll fail, it's just that imo Merchant would be better.