“They Should Not Have Asked That Question And I Should Not Have Answered”- Sunil Gavaskar Expresses Regret Over Shane Warne Comments

Shane Warne shockingly passed away a few days ago in Thailand. Cricketers and fans from across the world have paid tribute to the late leg-spinner who is the highest wicket-taker among non-Asian players in Test cricket history. However, a part of an interview with Sunil Gavaskar has gone viral because he said Warne is not the greatest spinner.

During an interview after Shane Warne’s death, Gavaskar was quoted as saying that Warne was not the greatest spinner for him because he ranked Muttiah Muralitharan and Indian spinners ahead of Warne. These comments have gone viral, and quite a few fans have expressed their unhappiness over it.

While some fans agreed with Gavaskar also, they felt the timing was not right to make such a comment. Offering clarification over his previous comments about Shane Warne, the former Indian cricket team captain said on Instagram:

“In hindsight, that question should not have been asked and I should not have answered as it was not the right time for any comparison or evaluation.”

I gave my honest opinion: Sunil Gavaskar clarifies his previous comments

Further elaborating on his previous comment on Shane Warne, Gavaskar said that the TV anchor asked him whether the Australian leg-spinner was the greatest of all time, and replying to it, Gavaskar gave his honest opinion.

“On TV, I was asked by an anchor whether Warne was the greatest spinner and I gave my honest opinion.” 

Apart from saying that Muttiah Muralitharan and Indian spinners were better than Warne, Gavaskar had also highlighted how the Australian spinner had a pretty ordinary record in Indian conditions.

Fans on social media, especially the Australian fans, were furious over the comments. However, things should improve now that Gavaskar has issued a clarification over his past comments about the former Australian cricket team leg-spinner.

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