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Warne backs ‘Bodyline’ skipper Douglas Jardine, slams Waugh

Hindu – Australian great Shane Warne has endorsed one of the most controversial figures in cricketing history, while also renewing his decades-old feud with former captain Steve Waugh.

Summary

  • Australian great Shane Warne has endorsed one of the most controversial figures in cricketing history, while also renewing his decades-old feud with former captain Steve Waugh.
  • Warne, Test cricket’s second-most prolific wicket-taker with 708 scalps, revealed his admiration for Douglas Jardine, who led England’s “Bodyline” tour, in his new book “No Spin” published this week.
  • Warne said he believed Jardine was among the best captains ever to have played the game.
  • “Douglas Jardine, of course, for what he achieved against Bradman and having the courage to change the game’s parameters,” Warne wrote.
  • But Warne, who called for Australia to use Bodyline fast-ball tactics against England last year, backed the captain.


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