Warne names best-ever Pakistani batsman he bowled to

Published: July 26, 2016


Australian spin legend Shane Warne on Monday named former left-hand batsman Saeed Anwar as the best Pakistani willow wielder he ever bowled to.

Anwar — a veteran of 55 Tests and 247 ODIs for Pakistan — held the record for the highest score in ODIs (194 against India) which is now taken over by Indian batsman Rohit Sharma (264).

Sangakkara names only one Pakistani in all-time XI

Anwar maintained an average of 45.52 in the five-day format, while in ODIs, he averaged 39.21 with the bat.

Against Warne, Anwar averaged 56.33 in six matches — second best in the list of other batsmen that the leggie named.

Shoaib Akhtar shares ‘dream team’ with Twitter fans

His best-ever pick to bowl to from India was Sachin Tendulkar and from West Indies he named Brian Lara.

Graham Gooch, meanwhile, was his pick from England who has an average of 66.16 from 11 matches against Warne.

When all was Saeed and done against India

Other players to make Warne’s list are

Bangladesh: Mohammad Ashraful

New Zealand: Martin Crowe

South Africa: Hansie Cronje/Jacques Kallis

Sri Lanka: Aravinda de Silva

Zimbabwe: David Houghton

Here is Anwar’s 194 against India

The list was published by cricket.com.au

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (8)

  • Qamber
    Jul 26, 2016 - 12:49PM

    My All Times Favorite Cricketer …Recommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Jul 26, 2016 - 2:13PM

    Did Saeed Anwar know how to bat?Recommend

  • daniyal
    Jul 26, 2016 - 2:15PM

    I personally thinks as a batsman that bowler is the cutest treat for good bats man .if I ever were to play Shane warn . I welcome him cause usually cricketers likes challenging bowlers like Shane warn. In order to play a bowler like Shane warn Saeed anwar were the most paitient batsman. and he maintain his reputation through out his carrier. Indian’s are also playing good sensible cricket. Recommend

  • HHK
    Jul 26, 2016 - 2:21PM

    Who will find the replacement of such a classical cricketer, such a stylish driver of the ball.Recommend

  • nadeem
    Jul 26, 2016 - 2:27PM

    Indeed a great batsman Saeed Anwar. Wonder what he’s upto these days….Recommend

  • SYED
    Jul 27, 2016 - 12:46PM

    The first name came in my mind after reading headline of this news, is, the all time legend, Saeed Anwar. Don’t know why Pakistan has not used his experience?Recommend

  • Malangi
    Jul 27, 2016 - 9:06PM

    He should have chosen some other career after retirement……A total waste of talentRecommend

  • Waqas Ahmed
    Jul 28, 2016 - 5:08PM

    @سے Shaam (Hanafi) He certainly did, his numbers speak for him. Saeed Anwar was one of the most stylish left hand batsman to watch, a match winner on his day!Recommend

More in Sports