in many think tanks and cricket pandits of cricket, their view is that muthiah muralitharan is a better or atleast an equal spinner to the great shane warne, i have never agreed to this opinion and i have always said that this is all stupid, shane warne is the best ever spinner the world of cricket has ever seen, there have been great spinners like muthiah, kumble, abdul kadir and many more but warny is a class cant be acheived, mr murali can take 800 test wickets, but when he faces a talent like sehwag, lara or ponting he is always below par, what sehwag done today with murali by smashing him 119 runs of 19 overs, he wud nt be able to do it with warne, murali has taken 250 wickets out of his 700 playing zimbabwe and bangladesh, warne has only played one test against zimbabwe out of his 145.
Murali is top class buddy.Lara/Tendulkar had done same to Warne what sehwag did to murali today.Nobody is immortal.At the end of day they are all humans.
Graeme Swann has a fantastic record and he deserves his spot as the top spinner of 2009 especially when he has played on wickets in the West Indies, England and South Africa which are not known for their assistance to spinners. His major advantage is his ability to bowl at any pace and still get spin and this makes his arm ball much more effective. I would not yet say he is better than Vettori but I can’t think of many other spinners who are as good at the moment. I think if he has a good 2010 then he may well be considered the top spinner in the world.