“Can he say same about Sachin Tendulkar?: Sunil Gavaskar faces fans’ fury on ‘disgraceful’ comments questioning Shane Warne’s greatness


Cricket fans have reacted in anger calling Sunil Gavaskar ‘a disgrace’ after the former India batsman said that Shane Warne was not the greatest spin bowler of all time. Many fans wondered if Gavaskar would similarly ‘distasteful’ comments about Sachin Tendulkar.

Speaking on India Today TV, Gavaskar had said, “For me, the Indian sinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne. Look at Shane Warne’s records against India, pretty ordinary against India. In India, he got five wickets only once in Nagpur.”

He continued, “Because he didn’t have much success against Indian players, who are very good players of spin bowling, I don’t think I would call him the greatest. I think, Muttiah Muralitharan with the success that he had against India would rank over him in my book.”

Warne died of a suspected heart attack last week during a holiday in Thailand. His death has sent the cricket world.

Gavaskar’s comments did not go down well even with Indian fans, who slammed the former India captain. While some called him a ‘disgrace’, others wondered why he did not choose to simply ignore the topic on a day the world was mourning the death of a legend.