Shane Warne reveals why he tagged former Australia captain Steve Waugh as the most selfish cricketer

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Shane Warne and Steve Waugh. (Image Source: Twitter)

Australia held an invincible record under the captaincy of Steve Waugh. He is a legend as far as leading run-scorers of the game is concerned.


Never the most attractive batsmen, Waugh had the uncanny ability to score the hard-fought runs to pull his team out whenever in trouble.

The World Cup-winning captain of Australia has almost 19,000 international runs to his name, along with 35 tons and 95 half-centuries.


However, recently one undesirable aspect of his batting was brought out by one of the video compilers. The name of hilarious run-outs is usually synonymous with Inzamam-ul-Haq.

But it’s Waugh who has been involved in as many as 104 run-outs in his international cricket. Further, out of those many run-outs, it was his partner who had to pay the price to return back to the pavilion 73 times.

Former teammate Shane Warne, the second-highest wicket-taker the game has witnessed, was quick to pounce on Waugh for the statistic.


“Wow! So S Waugh was involved in the most ever run-outs in test cricket (104) & ran his partner out 73 times – is that correct ?,” tweeted Warne first.



Then, he went on to clarify that he does not hate Waugh but tagged him as the most selfish cricketer, by saying, “For the record AGAIN & I’ve said this 1000 times – I do not hate S Waugh at all. FYI – I picked him in my all-time best Australian team recently. Steve was easily the most selfish cricketer that I ever played with and this stat.”

Both Warne and Waugh were part of the World-cup winning squad during the 1999 World Cup in England.

Also, Warne played with Waugh during their famous unbeaten streak of over 16-games, which finally culminated into India breaking the streak in the epic 2001 Kolkata Test match.

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