Sachin used to make mockery of Warne
One of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket, former Aussie pacer Brett Lee said Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar used to make a mockery of his former teammate Shane Warne.
Brett Lee revealed how Sachin utilized his feet to great effect to neutralize the venom of Warne. “He (Tendulkar) used to advance down the wicket a few times and invited Warne to bowl a fraction too short. Sometimes, he would wait patiently on the back foot and play those beautiful shots,” Lee said on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
Despite being a threat to every batsman of his era, Warne managed to dismiss Sachin only four times in his career at the highest level of cricket.
Lee termed Sachin’s such action as ‘playing cat and mouse’ with the former leg Aussie leg spinner. “It was almost like he was playing cat and mouse with Warne and not many batsmen can play cat and mouse with Shane Warne because he’s so talented. But on days, Sachin Tendulkar was toying with Warne and that does not happen often,” he added.
The former speedster also acknowledged Sachin’s ability to read the mind of the opponent bowlers while batting. “The way Sachin used to read bowlers out of their hand, the different technique he used to play different balls was pure class. There were times when Warne would try and get the trajectory a bit different through the air and sometimes, he would try and get a few balls to drop. Every time he would try the subtle variations, there was only Sachin who would pick them up,” he concluded.