I think there'll sooner be another Bradman than another Warne. - Gidgeon Haigh
[Warne is] the greatest bowler ever produced in this entire world - Muttiah Muralidaran
[Warne is] the greatest bowler of all time - Glenn McGrath
In my opinion Shane Warne is the greatest cricketer who's ever lived - Ian Botham
Warne is the greatest cricketer to pick up a ball ever.
And is the greatest bowler I have ever laid eyes on. - Brian Lara
In other words, it's perfectly healthy and normal to gravitate toward the players and personalites that we grew up with, and were exposed to.
Pro-English, pro-West Indian, pro Pakistani etc - so what?
Barnes in this match revealed himself once more as one of the most remarkable bowlers that this country has ever produced. He has a positively wonderful command of the leg break.... His great height makes it difficult for the batsman to follow the flight of the ball. He is useful on every kind of wicket, whereas few bowlers of his pace are able to bowl on a sticky wicket. - JACK HOBBS, 'My Cricket Memories' (1924)
Diuretics are used to look good at TV shows
I played for 20 years in the Lankan team, I did not have any problems as a Tamil - Muralidaran
That was just what I'd read and heard in a few places.
People do say Warne "revived" leg spin, or spin, a lot. In reality, he appeared as the WIs pace batteries declined in power, so sloppy journalism says that he "revived" an art.
at a worse case scenario PROCTER wd hv been another BOTHAM / KAPIL , still as good as another ponting or lara (=barry)
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if warne gets credits for reviving something , akram did more . even challenged the rules of physics.
I had almost forgot how to play a wrong un and then along came Warne and all these young leg spinners were causing me trouble
You know it makes sense.
You can only revive a dead or a dying art. When Warne came in 1992, Qadir, Mushtaq, Hirwani and Kumble were bowling various flavors of that art. Leg spin was alive and there was no need to revive it.
No, you don't always revive something that is necessarily dead or extinct. Moreover, none of those spinners can hold Warne's jock-strap.
The point of the compliment to Warne is that the world had become very pace-orientated. The Windies with their all pace attacks became the standard and almost every team in the world had an ATG pacer in the era directly prior. Spin was no longer on the same pedestal. It took someone like Warne to really put it back on par or for teams to think that they must have a spinner for the sake of balance.
Every time you bring this stupid retort this has to be explained to you. You might not agree with the sentiment, but don't act like people pulled it from their arse.
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