Atul asked in SportsCricket · 1 decade ago

Which cricketer is ranked #1 in Shane Warne's book 'Shane Warne's Century' ?

This is what Warne had to say about the greatest cricketer ever he played with/against

You have to watch India in India truly to appreciate the pressure that Sachin Tendulkar is under every time he bats. Outside grounds, people wait until he goes in before paying to enter. They seem to want a wicket to fall even though it is their own side that will suffer. This is cricket as Sachin has known it since the age of 16. He grew up under incredible weight of expectation and never buckled once – not under poor umpiring decisions or anything else. I place him very slightly ahead of Lara because I found him slightly tougher mentally. It is such a close call, but here is an example of what I mean: in Australia in 2003-04 he was worried about getting out cover driving so he decided to cut out the shot. I saw the wagon wheel for his next innings: he scored 248 without a single cover drive. Like Lara, he has scored runs all over the world. I have seen him run down the pitch and hit Glenn McGrath over the top for six, and I have seen him hit me for six against the spin going around the wicket. I have been lucky to get to know him off the field as well. He is quiet and humble. A great player and a great man. -

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The top 100

    100 Jamie Siddons

    99 Andrew Caddick

    98 Graham Thorpe

    97 Shahid Afridi

    96 Sourav Ganguly

    95 Moin Khan

    94 Devon Malcolm

    93 Arjuna Ranatunga

    92 Monty Panesar

    91 Graeme Hick

    90 Inzamam-ul-Haq

    89 Jack Russell

    88 Mushtaq Ahmed

    87 Gary Kirsten

    86 Ian Bishop

    85 Chris Gayle

    84 Simon Jones

    83 Paul Reiffel

    82 Craig McMillan

    81 Greg Matthews

    80 Darren Berry

    79 Mark Boucher

    78 Stuart Clark

    77 V. V. S. Laxman

    76 Shane Watson

    75 Mahela Jayawardene

    74 Shane Bond

    73 Mike Gatting

    72 John Wright

    71 Darren Gough

    70 Richie Richardson

    69 Alec Stewart

    68 Jonty Rhodes

    67 Harbhajan Singh

    66 Hansie Cronje

    65 Carl Hooper

    64 Shivnarine Chanderpaul

    63 Daniel Vettori

    62 Mike Atherton

    61 Desmond Haynes

    60 Mike Hussey

    59 Craig McDermott

    58 Andrew Symonds

    57 Tim May

    56 Damien Martyn

    55 Mohammad Azharuddin

    54 Michael Vaughan

    53 Mohammad Yousuf

    52 Brian McMillan

    51 Chris Cairns

    50 Stephen Harmison

    49 Dilip Vengsarkar

    48 Dean Jones

    47 Robin Smith

    46 Justin Langer

    45 Ravi Shastri

    44 Graeme Smith

    43 Kapil Dev

    42 Stuart MacGill

    41 Sanath Jayasuriya

    40 Stephen Fleming

    39 Michael Slater

    38 Michael Clarke

    37 Bruce Reid

    36 Allan Donald

    35 Virender Sehwag

    34 Shoaib Akhtar

    33 Kevin Pietersen

    32 Darren Lehmann

    31 Waqar Younis

    30 Andrew Flintoff

    29 Saeed Anwar

    28 Shaun Pollock

    27 Jason Gillespie

    26 Steve Waugh

    25 Andy Flower

    24 Brett Lee

    23 Kumar Sangakkara

    22 Martin Crowe

    21 David Boon

    20 Rahul Dravid

    19 Aravinda de Silva

    18 Merv Hughes

    17 Jacques Kallis

    16 Adam Gilchrist

    15 Matthew Hayden

    14 Graham Gooch

    13 Anil Kumble

    12 Mark Taylor

    11 Courtney Walsh

    10 Ian Healy

    9 Mark Waugh

    8 Ricky Ponting

    7 Muttiah Muralitharan

    6 Wasim Akram

    5 Glenn McGrath

    4 Allan Border

    3 Curtly Ambrose

    2 Brian Lara

    1 Sachin Tendulkar

  • 4 years ago

    That confrontation kind of seemed scripted or maybe its just me, bcz domestic T20 cricket competitions usually have to rely on some drama to get the viewers interested . The best i can think of is Javed Miandad almost hitting Dennis Lillee with the bat after Lillee kicked Miandad softly while going for his run up. Edit: lol, didnt read your additional details , you have already mentioned Lillee-Miandad. then I'd say Sreesanth - Harbhajan! :P Edit: The T20 competitions are all about entertainment and each country wants their domestic T20 league to make headlines one way or the other, you never know mate. Real confrontations take place in the real format e.g. Sarwan being "warned" by McGrath after he said something about his wife!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is good to see that Shane Warne's opinion is so valued. Surely this is some recognition of just how great a player he was.

    Yes Sachin Tendulkar is very good.

  • 1 decade ago

    WOW! Bond, great work mate!

    You really worked hard in writing all that, well done!!

    Anyways, according to your questions, its Sachin, as you may have known by now.

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  • 1 decade ago

    sachin is ranked an no 1,then comes the west indian brian lara,third is west indian bowler curtely ambrose

  • Evan
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    As far as I know he rates Sachin slightly above Lara

    Edit: Wow! Bond! Did you type all this? congrats. a * for u

  • 1 decade ago


    Source(s): kashikooler979.brain
  • 1 decade ago you CAN see...Sachin Tendulkar. It's gr8, though. gr8 & Marvelous.

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