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Sunil Gavaskar Gets Criticized For His Tribute To Shane Warne
By CricShots - Mar 5, 2022 4:17 pm
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Legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar made a comment on the sudden demise of the legendary Australian cricketer, Shane Warne did not go down well with fans on Twitter. Gavaskar lashed out at the batting maestro for commenting on his record against India on the day of his death. Warne took his last breath at eth age of 52 of a suspected heart attack in Thailand.

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Sunil Gavaskar

While expressing his shock at the demise of the former Australian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar was asked to compare Warne and rate him among the greatest spinners to have ever played the game of cricket, however, he refused to put his name on that list and instead opined that Indian spinners and Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan had a better record than Warne.

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During a chat on India Today on Friday, Sunil Gavaskar said, “No, I wouldn’t say that no. For me the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were better than Shane Warne. Look at Shane Warne’s record against India. It was pretty ordinary. In India, he got five wickets only once in Nagpur, and that too because Zaheer Khan swung wildly against him to give him a fifer.”

He further added, “Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin, I don’t think I would call him the greatest. Muttiah Muralitharan with a greater success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book.”

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Shane Warne, the legend has played 145 Test matches and 194 ODIs between 1992 and 2007. He finished his career with a whopping 293 ODI wickets and 708 Test wickets as well. Warne made his Test debut against India in Sydney way back in 1992 and followed it with an ODI debut against New Zealand in the next year as well.

Here is how the fans criticized Sunil Gavaskar for his insensitive comments: