Twitter trolls Shane Warne: Legendary Australian spinner became the victim of severe backlash on social media platform Twitter.
Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has become the latest casualty of social media platform Twitter after he faced severe backlash from numerous users of the platform with regard to stating Sir Don Bradman as the ‘Greatest Sportsman’ of all time.
The incident happened after Warne retweeted Cricketopia’s poll regarding Five cricketers of the century (1900-1999), giving people five options. Cricketopia mentioned the names of Sir Don Bradman, Sir Gary Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs, Warne and Sir Vivian Richards.
Wisden – Five Cricketers of Century (1900-1999)
Sir Don Bradman (100)
Sir Gary Sobers (90)
Sir Jack Hobbs (30)
Shane Warne (27)
Sir Vivian Richards (25)
Sir Don Bradman was the only player who got all 100 votes from an electorate of 100, from all nine Test-playing countries. pic.twitter.com/P5btMszH8b
— Cricketopia (@CricketopiaCom) November 19, 2018
Twitter trolls Shane Warne
While Bradman being adjourned as the Best cricketer was received well by the audiences, Warne’s tweet went on the contrary. “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 !,” read Warne’s tweet.
The 49-year old cricketers’ followers didn’t seem to agree with him and what followed was something which Warne wouldn’t have expected. Read some of the criticizing tweets by fans for Warne below:
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
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
Jordan, Schumacher, Woods, Federer, Babe Ruth? All once in a life time talents also. We’re lucky to witness them.. never watched The Don play but what s record!
— Beau 🚴♂️🚴🏼♂️🚴🏾♂️ (@BeauBremner) November 19, 2018
Muhammad Ali …..🤷♂️
— Nuts04 (@Nutsportbowler) 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
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
he could be the greatest cricketer of his time (different time, different game), let alone a greatest sport man. Remember there was Ali who lost his boxing license at his peak years because of his protest against government (war and racism), did not fight for 4 years, came back,
— KKB_Seattle (@rb_seattle) November 20, 2018
Calculations/ statistics can not be the only criteria… maradona , Jordan etc are as great …
— Anindya Roy (@anindya4469) November 20, 2018
Best batsman by far, ever. Best cricketer? Sorry hav to go with sobers. Batting, bowled left arm medium pace, off spin and legspin and awesome fielder.
— allstar (@allstar742) November 20, 2018
Warne in My opinion Vivian Richards is the Greatest Cricketer we ever have. Even after introduction of Helmet(1978), he never wear a Helmet. Anyones Foot movement freezes without Helmet, forget about his technic. We weren’t sure about Bradman and Hobbs, did they play 140km/hr?
— bhoopalsinghroheria (@bhoopal1) November 20, 2018
McGrath should not be missing. With due respect to Don he played mainly against England.
— sanjoy (@sanjoygandhi1) November 20, 2018
He could well be the greatest cricketer that ever lived. But greatest sportsman?
— Bob Blackie (@BobBlackie) November 19, 2018
Federer, Phelps, Zatopek, Mo Farah, Muhammed Ali, Serena Williams, Bolt, Redgrave, Phil Taylor, Jonah Lomu all up there though. But check out what https://t.co/dVLcLghv5A said in their 100 greatest sport men list… 🤦🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/Y95cSQh4v9
— Rob Davidson (@rfdavo) 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
Where is Sachin ? You deserve it no doubt but no Tendulkar ? Ridiculous
— Shivam Bhagat (@shivambhagat33) November 19, 2018
— Brett Schoeman (@preddyt85) November 19, 2018
Think again mate pic.twitter.com/7zyzwh1VNS
— Pawan Seshadri (@pawanseshadri) November 19, 2018
— Neil Jain (@NeiL2188) November 20, 2018
Where is virat kholi?? He is the best ever ….by the way I am from Pakistan
— Humza Mir (@HumzaMir1) November 20, 2018
Sachin Lara must be there
— HarshitRk (@HarshitRk1) November 19, 2018
He never scored in subcontinent pitches how he is greatest batsman 🤔🤔
— karan gill (@Karangillaus) November 19, 2018