Is Shane Warne the greatest bowler of all time?

@James72 (26832)
Australia
December 26, 2006 1:07am CST
Statistically he has taken the most wickets but is this enough to give him the title of the greatest bowler of all time? Should we take his personal life into account?
12 responses
• India
28 Dec 06
shane warne is a greatest bowlwer no doubt...but not of all time.many oter boelr achieve like him. and the other thing related withshane warne is he is not a great humanbeing....he involve in lots of scandles, so i thing he is a great blower,but also a defulter too.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
Yes I agree. His actions off the field have been less than satisfactory! With great fame comes great responsibility....
@adnan007 (1083)
• India
26 Dec 06
Shane warne - photo of Shane warne playing a test match.
Yes,Shane Warne is one of the greatest bowler the cricket world have today.He has taken the highest wickets for Australia but he can't be said the best bowler the cricket world has today when Great bowlers like Muralitharan is still in this business.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
Muraltharan will undoubtedly end up with the highest number of wickets and will be unsurpassed for a very, very long time. I reckon he will end up with over 1000 wickets by the time his career comes to an end.
• India
28 Dec 06
Surely he is one of the greatest bowler but not the greatest of all the persons. His wicket taking carrer may be the best and his personal life may also be worst. But his wickets are not of much value. We can't never judge a person by his statistics. We Indian batsmen have a soft corner for Warne. He was hit many times by Sachin. He only performed because of his teammates and the pressure of the Australian team. It is supposed to be the best team and he did use his all sorts of wicket taking talents only lately when Australia became the number one.
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@sreesri (73)
• India
26 Dec 06
no not at all. he took 700+ in test cricket. but he didnot took much wickets in oneday cricket. and muralidharan is coming to cross him in less tests than warne. so we can't justify that warne is a greatest bowler.if we took his personal life also then he will be kilometers ago to the greatest bowler race.
@shijith (349)
• India
26 Dec 06
warne is the gr8est spinner of all time. i wont say he's the gr8est bowler. there were some gr8 fast bowlers too. malcom marshal, dennis lilley, imran khan, wasim akram, waqar, kapil dev, glenn mcgrath they were also gr8 bowlers. the list is not complete guys.
@nihit122 (314)
• India
28 Dec 06
i think both murli n shane warne r the greatest bowlers.although shane is the leading wicket taker bit im sure murli will surpass him
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
28 Dec 06
Murilitharan will definitely surpass him and will do so next season I think. And he still has a long career ahead of him. He will end up with over 1000 wickets by the time he retires!
@ramya186 (949)
• India
26 Dec 06
Warne - Warne
hey we sohuld noit involve his personal life.how can we enter into others personal,no one have the rights to do it ..see his perfomance alone
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
I meant in relation to his one year ban etc His personal decisions unfortunately affected his sporting career in this instance. As for his discrepancies with his wife etc, I agree that it is not related....
@Jamian (2606)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
I dont know but for me its Paeng Nepomuceno is the greatest of them all.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
26 Dec 06
OK.... Don't know of that one? I had better do some research I think!
@areeb124 (243)
• Pakistan
29 Dec 06
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I think he is the gr8est bowler of his time... He is the wicket taker and he take 709 wickets in test.. In the ashes series v/s England his performance is gr8...
@2613563 (149)
• France
28 Dec 06
yes shane is a great and legend bowler we and whole aussies miss him .
@gopal_85 (510)
• India
26 Dec 06
yes ofcourse he is one of the best spinners, but not the greatest of all time.
@kutchi (12335)
• Pakistan
26 Dec 06
I think he was a good bowler but he was the best leg spinner Muralitharan is the best offspinner and Wasim Akram the best fast bowler I think