In a recent poll, the five greatest players in the history of cricket have been named.
The cricketers named in the post were Sir Don Bradman (100), Sir Gary Sobers (90), Sir Jack Hobbs (30), Shane Warne (27) and Sir Vivian Richards (25). Don Bradman was named as the greatest player because he was the only player to have received all 100 votes in the poll that was conducted over 9 countries.
Shane Warne was on the list too:
Shane Warne seemed delighted to have been named on the list. He retweeted the image and said, “And rightly so – the Don was the greatest sportsman that’s ever lived on the planet. Compare anyone from any sport, from any era with any calculations you want – he was the best. What an amazing honour it was to be voted with this amazing group of Sirs!”
And rightly so – the Don was the greatest sportsman that’s ever lived on the planet. Compare anyone from any sport, from any era with any calculations you want – he was the best. What an amazing honour it was to be voted with this amazing group of Sirs ! 👍 https://t.co/AoVP1atDUN
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) November 19, 2018
Quite a sportsman, we say!
But Shane Warne’s status did not receive the appreciation that was expected. Instead, he got trolled. People started tweeting about who they thought was the greatest sportsman of all time. Check out some of the tweets below:
RUBBISH …. HE WAS A VERY GREAT BATSMAN ….. BUT THAT IS ALL HE DID …. SOBERS DID EVERYTHING AT THE TOP LEVEL ….. ….. BUT HOW CAN YOU COMPARE A GREAT FROM ONE SPORT WITH ANOTHER SPORT … DIFFERENT PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS .. .. CANNOT BE DONE ….
— ALLAN MIRCHANDANEY (@CAM4YKM) November 19, 2018
The Don may have been great but….Eddy Merckx. That is all. pic.twitter.com/lCNPHBkf2a
— Spenser Gardner (@spensmo_g) November 19, 2018
He never scored in subcontinent pitches how he is greatest batsman 🤔🤔
— karan gill (@Karangillaus) November 19, 2018
Here’s one for you. Heather McKay.
Played top level professional squash for Australia for over 20 years and only lost 2 games. At her retirement she had gone undefeated for 2 decades.
— Jackson Morris (@JMSecurities) November 19, 2018
Muhammad Ali …..🤷♂️
— Nuts04 (@Nutsportbowler) November 19, 2018
I can never understand why @jacqueskallis75 is not on all of these lists. Averages more with the bat in tests than Sachin, Lara, Dravid, Kohli, Ponting etc. and also has 292 test wickets @ 32. Add to that 200 catches also but he still seems to get forgotten in the list of greats!
— Andy Ashby (@And79A) November 19, 2018
Respect for Don but ever heard of Jehangir Khan? A player who won continuous 555 matches over a period of more than 05 years all around the world in #Squash
— Faysal (@FaysalAlavi) November 19, 2018
Michael Phelps in Swimming. Arguably the greatest & most dominant athlete?
23 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze, Ratings 146
The second best swimmer (Mark Splitz) got a ratings of just 56. Just shows how dominant MP was in Swimming.
— MANISH (@Manni_FCB) November 19, 2018
Fraudman played against village bowlers all the time wouldn't have survived on today's minefields and rank turners he is a massive fraud L 🎣
— Elite BrainFaden Smith (@brainfadesmith) November 19, 2018
What do you have to say on this?