Australian spin great Shane Warne has unsurprisingly rated legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar as the best Indian batsman he bowled to in his 15-year illustrious career while he failed to split Hansie Cronje and Jacques Kallis as his pick from South Africa. While selecting one best batsman from each of the nine other Test playing nations, Warne opted for Graham Gooch as England’s No.1 ahead of the likes of Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook, cricket.com.au reported.
Brian Lara got the nod as West Indies’ best batsmen while Martin Crowe of New Zealand, Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar and Aravinda de Silva of Sri Lanka were chosen as the best. Zimbabwe’s first Test skipper David Houghton and former Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful rounded out the list. The spin king revealed the list as part of his commentary duties for Sky Sports during the ongoing Test series between England and Pakistan.