Sunil Gavaskar, the former India cricketer and now commentator is known for his outspoken personality. He does not shy away from making controversial remarks on any player.
The same has happened recently with Gavaskar, when he was asked about Shane Warne in a show. While talking to India Today in the show for the Australian cricketer, Gavaskar said he was shocked after hearing the news of Warne’s demise.
When asked if he rates Shane Warne highly in his book of World’s best spinners, Gavaskar denied and said, ‘No, I don’t’.
“Would you say, in your cricketing times, he is the greatest spinner that you have seen?,” Rajdeep Sardesai asked Gavaskar.
To this, the former India cricketer replied:
“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. 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,” added Gavaskar.
The former captain’s remark on the Australian cricketer didn’t go well with Twitter users as they found it insensitive. Here are some of the Twitter reactions: