The Australian spin sensation has been in the limelight from quite some time now. He first made an authoritative statement on the importance of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and now expressed that he doesn't like defensive bowlers in limited overs cricket and that's the reason three of his current favorites are India's Kuldeep Yadav, Pakistan's Yasir Shah and Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, who are "not at all scared of getting hit". In the past couple of years, the wrist spinners haven't shy to toss the ball up and tempt the batsman to go after them. This has eventually helped the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rashid Khan, and others to be successful on the field.
"A good spinner bowler is a good spin bowler. It doesn't matter if he is a wrist spinner or a finger spinner. Saqlain Mushtaq, Muttiah Muralitharan, Daniel Vettori, there were so many good finger spinners in my time," Warne, who is a brand ambassador of Rajasthan Royals, told PTI during an interaction.
But having a good wrist spinner in a line-up has its own set of advantages."If you get a good wrist spinner, they are always going to get picked as they will always take wickets. They might go for a few more runs than someone else but they will always pick wickets. ODI cricket or even T20 is all about taking wickets in the middle overs and it is generally spin," said Warne.
Asked about his favorite spinners in white ball cricket, Warne said: "The top three who I like watching and certainly I believe has an influence on (ODI/T20) games are Rashid Khan, Yasir Shah and Kuldeep Yadav. Those three are the best three going around at the moment and I really enjoy them watching the most," the 49-year-old said.
Warne doesn't mind each one possessing different strengths as long as it gives desired results."They are very different from each other but they get the job done. And one thing that they all do. They attack. They don't defend and they don't mind being hit for runs. So I am looking forward to watching these three guys going against each other in the World Cup and watching them confuse batsmen which I like to see," he concluded.