Shane Warne's Tweet On Kuldeep Yadav Upsets Pakistani Fans

Updated: 02 October 2017 08:59 IST

In the last few years, Pakistan's Yasir Shah has been the unquestioned king of leg spin bowling. However, Warne believes that India's Kuldeep Yadav has the potential to challenge the Pakistani's numero uno position.

Shane Warne
Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick in the Kolkata ODI vs Australia. © AFP

Shane Warne is arguably the greatest spin bowler to have played the game. The former Australia captain bagged 708 Test and 293 ODI wickets in a career that included several iconic moments. After Warne's retirement, no leg-spinner has really captured the imagination of cricket lovers. In the last few years, Pakistan's Yasir Shah has been the unquestioned king of leg spin bowling. However, Warne believes that India's Kuldeep Yadav has the potential to challenge the Pakistani's numero uno position. "If young Kuldeep remains patient when he's bowling in all forms then he could challenge Yasir as the best leg spinner in the world & quickly," Warne tweeted.

Pakistani fans were not too impressed with the 46-year-old's assessment.

In the ODI series against Australia, Kuldeep picked up seven wickets in three matches. Prior to that during the Sri Lankan tour, the chinaman had 10 victims in 4 matches (1 Test, 2 ODIs, 1 T20I).

In the 2nd ODI against Australia, the left-arm wrist spinner became the third Indian bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals.

The 22-year-old dismissed Matthew Wade (2), Ashton Agar (duck) and Pat Cummins (duck) to bag his maiden ODI hat-trick.

Before Kuldeep, only former India pacer Chetan Sharma and the 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev had achieved this milestone.

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Topics : Shane Warne Kuldeep Yadav Yasir Shah Cricket
Highlights
  • Warne said Kuldeep could challenge Yasir Shah as the best leg spinner
  • Kuldeep has been in great form in recent times
  • Pakistani fans were not happy with Warne's assessment
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