I would prefer Tendulkar to bat for the sake of my life: Shane Warne

Shane Warne
Shane Warne

8 years after telling his statement on nightmare about Sachin Tendulkar’s sixes, great spinner Shane Warne said on Wednesday that he would choose this Indian legend to bat for the sake of his life.

Warne did not choose the best batsman of his generation, refusing to get involved in a comparison between two cricketing greats Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, but he said that if life is on stake and if it comes to batting someone, then he of course would like to choose Tendulkar.

Warne, speaking about his autobiography ‘No Spin’, told NDTV, “Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara were the best batsman of my time and our generation. If I want to pick someone to score a hundred on the last day of the Test series, then I will send Lara to bat. But if I want to send a player to bat for the sake of my life, then I will choose Tendulkar who is the best.”

Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar; the great relation 

In 1998, Tendulkar had destroyed the bowling of this legendary leg spinner in a tri-angular tournaments at Sharjah. After this, Warne had even said that he had nightmares about Tendulkar.

However in 2010, this Australian player said that he had said this statement as a joke.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne also share a friendship bond beyond the field. They are considered as good friends.


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