Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has revealed that Sachin Tendulkar often came out heavily against legendary spinner Shane Warne. Warne could not succeed even after trying his best to uproot him (Sachin) from the crease.
Australia’s fast bowler Brett Lee called the war between Sachin and Warne a game of cat and mouse. Lee said, Tendulkar sometimes played a game of cat and mouse with Warne. Very few batsmen like Warne could do this in front of the spinner.
The former fast bowler, who played 76 Tests and 221 ODIs for Australia, said that Tendulkar had read all of Warne’s variations that troubled the batsmen the most.
Lee said in Star Sports’ Cricket Connected, “He (Tendulkar) on some occasions used to force Warne to bowl short pitch to come forward from the wicket. On some occasions he used to go to the backfoot and wait for the ball and play beautiful shots. ‘
According to Lee, “It was like dancing to Warne at his behest.” Very few batsmen could do this with Shane Warne, as he was extremely talented, but on many occasions Sachin Tendulkar did it. ‘Lee said that Warne also used various variations to dismiss Tendulkar, but Sachin He was adept at guessing the bowler as soon as the ball was released. In such a situation, Warne failed to face the batsmen around the world.
The fast bowler said, “The way Sachin understood the bowler as soon as he dropped the ball and used different techniques to play different types of balls, he was amazing. Warne tried to guide the ball in the air many times, and not many times. Whenever he brought variability in the ball, but Sachin understood it.”
He said, “Warne has troubled other batsmen around the world, but Sachin used to guess the ball correctly compared to other batsmen. Warne hated it. He would later say in the dressing room that he made every effort to get Sachin out but he failed. ”Warne was able to dismiss Tendulkar only three times in 12 Tests.
Lee also referred to the 2003 Boxing Day Test match played in Melbourne, when he faced Tendulkar for the first time. He then had Sachin caught by wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist on his first ball. Lee said, “I was 22 years old when I got my first opportunity to play against Little Master. My ball took the edge of his bat. I felt that I had done my work. I did not care for the Test match, because I was very happy to dismiss Sachin Tendulkar. ‘