Viv Richards is the best batsman he has ever seen, but Virat Kohli is “pushing that conversation” feels Australia spin legend Shane Warne.
“Viv is the best batsman I have ever seen. Sachin (Tendulkar) and (Brian) Lara are the two best batters I have played with and now across all formats Virat is just the best. It is tough to think anyone is better than Viv but Virat is pushing that conversation,” Warne stated in an Instagram dwell the place he picked the greatest Australian ODI aspect, World ODI XI and Indian Premier League (IPL) workforce in the 4 years he has been part of the cash-rich league.
Warne additionally opined that Steve Smith shouldn’t be burdened with the captaincy position once more and will simply be allowed to bat the means he does with none added stress.
Smith made a sensational comeback after serving a one-year ban as a result of ball tampering as the former skipper performed a pivotal position in Australia retaining the Ashes.
“If Tim Paine can make runs, he should continue as captain. I want Smith to bat as much as he can with no more distractions,” Warne stated.
“Paine has to make runs. I feel Steve should be allowed to bat till the rest of his career, not other distractions.”
Warne additionally picked Smith, Kohli and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson as the prime three batters at the second, including Smith is his favorite present Australian batsman.
“Steve Smith…tough to go past him he is my favourite at the moment. What mental toughness, love watching David Warner too. Top three would be Smith, Kohli and Kane Williamson.”
Warne additionally stated he’s open to teaching Australia in the future in the event that they ask him to.
“Maybe one day down the line. I don’t think they will ever ask me but maybe one day who knows,” Warne stated.
The 50-year previous, thought to be the greatest leg-spinner the sport has ever seen, is the mentor of Rajasthan Royals, a workforce he led to the first ever IPL title in 2008.
“Would also love to coach an IPL team down the line but at the moment I am happy mentoring Royals. I am never saying no to anything.”
Warne additional picked Mark Taylor as the greatest captain he has performed below.