Would choose Sachin over Lara to bat for my life: Warne

NEW DELHI: Eight years after clarifying that his "nightmares" about Sachin Tendulkar comment was a shaggy dog story, spin nice Shane Warne on Wednesday had no qualms in picking the enduring Indian as the one to "bat" for his life.

Known to speak his thoughts, the 49-year-old Warne, whilst refusing to get into a debate on who between Tendulkar and Brian Lara was the best batsman of his technology, did say that he would need Tendulkar to bat for his life.

"Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, easily, were the best batsmen of our generation, my time. If I want someone to score a hundred on the final day of the Test series, I would send Lara. But if I want someone to bat for my life day in, day out, I would send Tendulkar, he was a class act," Warne advised NDTV whilst speaking about his newly launched autography 'No Spin'.

Tendulkar had dominated the Australian legend and had gained a tri-nation event in Sharjah single-handedly in 1998, picking Warne for particular remedy. The punishment meted out then made Warne say that just the very considered Tendulkar gave him nightmares. However, in 2010, the Australian stated the statement was made in a lighter vein.


In his ebook, he has spoken concerning the well-documented allegations of bookies approaching him, and the leg-spinner has additionally spoken about his children and relationships.


Warne additionally stated how his poor record in Tests in India as in comparison to different countries does no longer affect him.


"It's not a regret. I had a shoulder and a finger operation in two of the tours in India which was really disappointing. The Indian side back then with Sachin, Dravid, Ganguly, Laxman and Sehwag. It was very hard over there in India. I gave my best but they were too good," he stated.


Commenting on the ebook, Warne stated: "The ebook is an intense, non-public account of my life. I've been brutally honest within the ebook. About my non-public life, my dating with my children, cricket family.
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