"Sachin never played an innings like Gavaskar did. Look, Gavaskar faced a West Indies attack that had four world class fast bowlers. His record does not tell his actual contribution. I always felt sorry for him when he, alone, used to face a range of fast bowlers when there were none in his own country before Kapil Dev arrived on the scene," Imran said.
     
"Sunny played in an era when Dennis Lillee, arguably the best fast bowler played. Zaheer's (Abbas) timing was impeccable. Majid (Khan) was also the best at his peak and then there was Javed (Miandad). But I do not want to undermine Sachin's achievements and believe comparing players from different eras is not fair," he added.
     
The 1992 World Cup-winning captain also rated Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir a touch above Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.

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