Australia turn legend Shane Warne on Wednesday included Navjot Singh Sidhu in his unsurpassed Indian XI he played against and picked Sourav Ganguly as the commander of the group.
Warne took to Instagram to name this side and picked all the players against whom he had played during his vocation.
“I needed to pick Navjot Singh Sidhu in light of the fact that he was the best player against turn I have ever played against. The various spinners I have played with, they have additionally revealed to me that Sidhu was splendid against them,” Warne said while naming the side on Instagram Live.
Sidhu played 51 Tests and 136 ODIs for India in which he scored 3,202 and 4,413 runs separately.
The unbelievable leg-spinner picked Virender Sehwag and Sidhu as openers, trailed by Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin and Ganguly.
He named Nayan Mongia as the wicket-manager of the group. Warne’s group likewise included 1983 World Cup winning chief Kapil Dev, expert spinners Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath.
“I am just picking players that I played against and that is the reason M.S. Dhoni and Virat Kohli won’t be a piece of the side. While Dhoni is most likely the best wicketkeeper-batsman to have played the game, Kohli is one of the best batsmen across designs,” said Warne.
The most prominent oversight in Warne’s Indian side was V.V.S. Laxman in light of the fact that he was called to be the foe for Australia.
“I went for Ganguly on the grounds that I needed him to be the commander of my side, that is the reason Laxman passed up a major opportunity,” the previous Australian leg-spinner said.
Warne’s record-breaking India XI: Virender Sehwag, Navjot Singh Siddu, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly (chief), Kapil Dev, Nayan Mongia (wicketkeeper), Harbhajan Singh, Javagal Srinath, Anil Kumble.