There’s one and only one leg spinner who was not only unplayable for most but also one of the most successful wicket-takers in international cricket. His name is Shane Warne. He dominated most of the batsmen whenever he bowled.
He is one of the most respected players in not only Australia but the whole world. Shane Warne was selected among the five Wisden cricketers of the century by a panel of cricket experts.
He retired from all formats of cricket (both domestic and international) in July 2013. He took 708 test wickets and was the first one to reach that milestone before Muttiah Muralidharan of Sri Lanka broke his record of highest wickets in test cricket.
He played his last test match in 2007’s Ashes vs. England where Australia won the series by 5-0. He was also the captain of the Rajasthan Royals who won the inaugural season of IPL.
They’d smash me all over the park:’ Shane Warne names the ‘two greatest batsmen of all time’
The two batsmen:
Although Warne was unplayable for most of the batsmen he named 2 players who could smash him all over the park and did not fear him much. He said that Sachin Tendulkar of India and Brian Lara of West Indies were the 2 finest batsmen of their generation. He said they’d smash me all over the park but some days even he got the better of them.
The lovely rivalry:
Warne further said that rivalry with these 2 players was very enjoyable and he loved playing and competing against these teams. He said three of them played for 20 years together and made cricket interesting and exciting for the spectators to watch.
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