Sachin No.1 in Warne’s list
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar tops the list of world’s best 100 Test cricketers named by legendary spinner Shane Warne in his book Shane Warne’s Century, which also features as many as 10 other Indians. The list in Warne’s book released on October 2 is almost identical with the one The Times newspaper published last year.
Warne’s list from among cricketers whom he had played with or against also includes Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Harbhajan Singh, Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Mohammad Azharuddin, Dilip Vengsarkar and Ravi Shastri.
The legendary spinner describes Tendulkar as a “genius” and “best in the business”, one who has an amazing discipline, and puts the Indian ahead of West Indian legend Brian Lara.
“Tendulkar has a touch of genius about him. He is the best in the business. Being quick and decisive means that he either goes all the way forward or back on the crease, but doesn’t get caught in two minds. I have found it difficult at times to deceive him because he reads the length and the spin so quickly,” said Warne of Tendulkar in the book.