Do you consider Shane Warne as the best spinner the game has ever seen.?

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Of course he is the best spinner in the history of cricket. He is one of the few match-winners that can win you a match single-handedly. If the game is slipping away from you, you just need to hand the bowl to him and he will do wonders. In comparison with Muraltharan I would say that, yes he is also a great off-spinner, but please just take out the wickets he has taken in Colombo, then you will know it. And please, can anyone ask Murali why doesn´t he bowl during the Power-Plays?………….. secondly (2ndly), Shane Warne hardly played a game against minnows carrying a Test-Status in their bags. And of course I love his style! The time he used take before bowling a delivery to set field, and even if the fielder is on the right place, he would ask him to move a bit forward………… backward again after the next delivery. He always looked like a King whenever on-field. He also used to clap after being hit for a six. He always loved challenges. Unfortunately I couldn´t get to see much of him.

From: Rawal.

33 thoughts on “Do you consider Shane Warne as the best spinner the game has ever seen.?

  1. You cannot rate a spinner only by the number of wickets he has taken. May be Shane Warne has taken the maximum of wickets and also has a huge of wickets in the ODIs. His success and huge haul of wickets have been influenced by favourable umpiring decisions in his favour. Moreover technique-wise you cannot rate him at all. But there have been greater spinners in the game than him like the spin trio of EAS Prasanna, Bishen Singh Bedi and B.S.Chandrasekar together with Srinivasan Venkataraghavan, who are better craftsmen in their trade.

  2. a great right arm leg spinner to date he had an undistinguished Test debut, taking 1/150 (Ravi Shastri caught by Dean Jones for 206) off 45 overs, and recorded figures of 1/228 in his first Test series!!.

    Despite the inauspicious start to his Test career, Warne has since revolutionised cricket thinking with his mastery of leg spin, which many cricket followers had come to regard as a dying art due to its immense difficulty of execution.

    For all his on-pitch and off-pitch controversies, Warne’s place in cricketing posterity has been assured by the fact that he has overturned the domination of cricket by fast bowling that had prevailed for two decades before his debut.

    It was in that context that Warne’s tormenting of batsmen became so significant rather than his actual statistics. His humiliation of Gatting and subsequent dominance, in particular, of English and South African batsmen, provided a welcome sight for cricket watchers weary of the relentless intimidation by West Indian bowlers of the 1980s and 1990s.

    His treatment of South African batsman Daryl Cullinan was such that Cullinan was said to have sought the help of a therapist to overcome Warne’s psychological hold!!

    Warne combined the ability to turn the ball prodigiously, even on unhelpful pitches, with unerring accuracy and a wide variation of deliveries (notable among these being the flipper). Gideon Haigh, the Australian jounalist, said of Warne upon his retirement: “It was said of Augustus that he found Rome brick and left it marble: the same is true of Warne and spin bowling.”

    his records speaks all!!
    truely a master!!

  3. No. Shane Warne might have been a great spinner but he did not have a trick ball that would be hard to read. Mutthiah Muralitharan is one of the two (Harbhajan Singh) bowlers who know how to bowl a doosra which is a very tricky one. If you don’t believe me, just try to find a video of the Jacob Oram wicket in the Sri Lanka-New Zealand match in the ICC Champions Trophy – India 2006.

    Shane Warne has played too many matches to get that many wickets.

  4. ya i consider Shane Warne as the best spinner the game has ever seen as the style n the ability of his to get wickets has made the australian team the world champions n he also have more than 540 wickets in his account

  5. Shane Warne is great,but Murali has better variety to trouble any batsman.and is a better bowler also as per records.

  6. Formally writing!
    No, I don’t think so but yes, he is a legendry spinner.
    One would say Muralitharan is better but on crucial points in the WCs , u will find that SW was better than MM.

  7. I think Lance Gibbs should be rated higher, first to reach 300 wickets among spinners, he bowled in the era where west indies were fully loaded with fast bowlers and spin was still a naive and conditions were not favourable to them.

    Shane warne no doubt was the biggest achiever amongst spinners.

  8. Of course he is the best spinner in the history of cricket. He is one of the few match-winners that can win you a match single-handedly. If the game is slipping away from you, you just need to hand the bowl to him and he will do wonders. In comparison with Muraltharan I would say that, yes he is also a great off-spinner, but please just take out the wickets he has taken in Colombo, then you will know it. And please, can anyone ask Murali why doesn´t he bowl during the Power-Plays?………….. secondly (2ndly), Shane Warne hardly played a game against minnows carrying a Test-Status in their bags. And of course I love his style! The time he used take before bowling a delivery to set field, and even if the fielder is on the right place, he would ask him to move a bit forward………… backward again after the next delivery. He always looked like a King whenever on-field. He also used to clap after being hit for a six. He always loved challenges. Unfortunately I couldn´t get to see much of him.

    From: Rawal.

  9. No doubt he is the best spinner but not the best ever !! there are one or two other players like Murali to share this title with him!

  10. No I don’t think so, there are spinners equal to him or even better than him during his era & before that also but Warne got most recognition, fame & popularity so people think he is the best spinner ever.

  11. While Warne, no doubt is a gret bowler and holds the record for most wickets in Test Cricket, I consider M.Muralitharan of Sri Lanka as the best bowler as he has been successful in all the countries and also has better records than Warne in ODI.

  12. yes of course, and plus he knows how to bowl unlike that sir lankan dick that throws the ball and calls it bowling

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