Its a bit out of place to use that argument when chosing players over 130 years. Otherwise we would have to discard some great players purely because they did not have a great partner.
Someone may also stretch the argument to opening bowlers, spin twins, bowler keeper combinations and so on. It may sound like I am stretching the argument to an extreme but seriously, that cant be the criteria. If there was another Jack Hobbs in Australia would we discard him because the two of them never shared a partnership.
Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan formed the most successful opening partnership in test cricket for India ever but no one in his right frame of mind would include Chetan in an all time Indian test side.