Since many on this forum have read a lot of Cricket literature, It would be interesting to know what Current/past Cricketers/Pundits feel about who the best bowlers and (Second)Batsmen they have seen/faced are.
I''ll start with one of the greatest Opening Batsmen ever. :_
Best Bowler:-Andy Roberts, mentions it in his book 'Runs n' Ruins' and also in an interview 5-6 years ago.
Best Batsmen:-"To say that he is the greatest batsman I have ever seen so far is to put it mildly."-About Rohan Kanhai, has even named his son after him.
"Who else has 93 international hundreds, who else has more than 17,000 ODI runs, who else has more than 13, 000 Test runs? Nobody. I would really like to bend down and touch his feet. If somebody is at that pedestal, I would like to do that."- About Sachin Tendulkar.
Gavaskar also rates Sobers to be the Finest Cricketer he has seen as he could change the game with both bat and ball.