London, July 25: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has revealed the names of the "best batsmen" he bowled to, during his long and illustrious international cricket career.
In a chat with "Sky Sports" TV channel, Warne picked the best batsman from 9 different countries. He said Sachin Tendulkar was the best batsman of his generation.
The Australian also mentioned India's Navjot Singh Sidhu, describing him as "one of the most violent players" of spin bowling. (Kohli captain of 'Current World Test XI')
"To me, he (Sachin Tendulkar) was the best batsman of my generation. A wonderful player, all round to fast bowlers, spinners and in all conditions. He was the best from India. Navjot Singh Sidhu was one of the most violent players of spin bowling and he used whack you all over the park. He was another good player from India. He was good against the spinners," Warne said. (Warne's '1990s World XI')
Apart from Tendulkar, who else is in Warne's list. Find out here.
From India, Shane Warne picked Tendulkar as the best batsman he bowled to.
Gooch (left) gets the nod in Warne's list, ahead of other batsmen.
Warne picked two batsmen from South Africa - Hansie Cronje and Jacques Kallis.
For Warne, Kallis is also the best all-rounder of his generation.
Left-handed opener Saeed Anwar is the best from Pakistan, according to Warne.
Warne picks Brian Lara as the best from the Caribbean islands.
Aravinda de Silva
Right-hander Aravinda de Silva (right, holding a flag) makes it to Warne's list.
Former Zimbabwean captain Dave Hougton has joined elite list made by Warne.
Right-hander Mohammad Ashraful (left) is the best from Bangladesh, according to Warne.
New Zealand's former captain Martin Crowe is the final entry in Warne's list.