Former Australian spinner Shane Warne is arguably the greatest spinner to play the game. He has troubled batters across the breadth and the length of the earth. Recently in a conversation, Warne picked two of the greatest batsmen of all-time.
During his playing days, Warne floored batsmen with his magical deliveries. Shane Warne along with Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble ruled the roost and are the highest wicket-takers in the game. Meanwhile, every great bowler needs an equally great batsman to sharpen his skills.
Shane Warne picks two greatest batsmen
The Aussie great, who is currently in the UAE with his IPL franchise, picked Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara as two of the finest batsmen of their generation. Calling Tendulkar and Lara the two best batsmen of not only his time but of all time, Shane Warne revealed how he enjoyed bowling to them.
“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,” Warne told SportsKeeda in an interview.
“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,” Shane Warne added.
Furthermore, Shane Warne said that he along with Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar shared a great rivalry between each other. He also said it was a privilege that three of them could entertain fans with top-quality cricket for a good part of two decades.
“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 concluded.