Shane Warne:Virat Kohli’s record is insane, I won’t bowl to him
The debate on whether India skipper Virat Kohli is as good as or better than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar shall not die down any time soon. But former Australia leg-spinner and current Rajasthan Royals brand ambassador Shane Warne has a fun take on this. Asked on and off about the two and who he considers best, Warne says he “would not wish to bowl to either of the Indian batsmen”.
Warne said while Viv Richards was the best ODI batsman he had seen, he would like to judge Kohli once his career is done.
Going back to who he would bowl to, Warne joked that he would rather bowl to someone like former South Africa batsman Daryl Cullinan, known to have been his bunny during their playing days.
“Sachin in the mid ’90s and also Brian Lara in the mid ’90s were a class above everyone else. Not so much in the later half of their careers, but in that phase of four to five years from 1994-95 they were just a class above.
“Virat and Sachin are two completely different players altogether, but they are greats. None (I would wish to bowl to) actually (Warne laughs). To me both are terrific players, I couldn’t choose one,” he said.
“To me we all know Don Bradman was the best batsman and that is unanimous. Outside that, to me Viv Richards was the best player I saw. I would rather bowl to someone else. Bring me Cullinan to bowl to, he is easy.
“To me the best ODI batsman I have seen would be Viv and Virat. Virat’s record is just insane–that how good he is. It is just so hard to judge a player when he is playing,” he added.