Shane Warne Named The Two Greatest Batsmen Of All Time

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Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne is hailed as one of the greatest spinners of all time. During the 90s era, Shane Warne alongwith Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble were ruling the cricket world with their bowling skills and it’s evident from the fact that these three bowlers are the top three wicket-takers in Test cricket.

Shane Warne Named The Two Greatest Batsmen Of All Time

While Warne and the other two bowlers were ruling the world with the ball, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara – the two finest batsmen of their generation. It wasn’t easy to tackle the spin wizard Shane Warne, however, Warne agrees that Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara could easily smash him on their days.

When Warne was asked to name two batsmen who he loved playing against, he was quick to name Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar. In an interview with Sportskeeda, Warne had said:

I think, though, in my era of cricket, there were two players that stood out and that was Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. I think those two players were the best two batsmen of my time and two of the greatest batsmen that have ever played the game,”

He added:

“So I love bowling to those guys. You know, some days they’d smash me all over the park or most days, but some days I get them out too,”

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Further, Warne said that he was grateful for the kind of rivalry he shared with Lara and Sachin as they could entertain fans with top-quality cricket for a good part of two decades. He said:

I think the three of us, you know, myself, Brian and Sachin, you know, people called us the ‘Big 3’” Warne said. “But I think the three of us helped make cricket interesting, exciting and our battles over many years, you know, 20 years of playing against each other, I think people enjoyed. So hopefully that brought a lot of joy and entertainment to people.”

Warne even joked how Sachin gave him nightmares after the famous ‘desert storm’ knock against Australia at Sharjah in 1998.

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