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Indian Cricket Legend Slammed For 'Disgusting' And 'Shameful' Shane Warne Comments

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Indian Cricket Legend Slammed For 'Disgusting' And 'Shameful' Shane Warne Comments

A cricket icon has been slated by people online for his recent remarks about Shane Warne following his death.

In the wake of Warney's tragic passing, tributes have come flooding in from some of the biggest and best names within the sport.

So when ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar was asked on his thoughts of Warne as a player, many viewers expected him to wing his praises - but they were sorely mistaken.

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Asked by India Today whether Warne was - in his eyes - the greatest spin bowler of all-time, Gavaskar said: "No, I wouldn't say that, no. For me the Indian spinners and Muttiah Muralitharan were certainly better than Shane Warne.

"Look at Shane Warne's record against India - it was pretty ordinary.

"In India, he got five wickets only once in Nagpur, and that too because... Zaheer Khan swung wildly against him to give Shane Warne a fifer. Because he did not have much success against Indian players who were very good players of spin bowling, I don't think I would call him the greatest.

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"Certainly I think Muttiah Muralitharan with the success he had against India, I would rank him over Warne in my book."

In many people's eyes, Warne is the greatest spinner of all-time

Muralitharan (800) did finish his career with more wickets than Warne (708), however, Gavaskar's untimely comments appeared to spark an angry reaction from fans.

Cricket fans flocked to social media to slam Gavaskar, describing his comments as "disgusting" and "shameful".

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Some people have even called for him to step down from future forms of public speaking.

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Topics: Shane Warne, Australia

Max Sherry
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