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Clarke names Tendulkar in list of top five cricketers

June 03, 2015 15:53 IST
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Sachin Tendulkar

Australia’s Michael Clarke (left) and Brad Haddin (right) watch as India’s Sachin Tendulkar bats during Day 2 of the first Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 27, 2011. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images.

Australia Test captain Michael Clarke considers Sachin Tendulkar as one of the five greatest cricketers he played against during his international career.

During an interaction with his fans on Twitter, Clarke revealed that the Indian batting icon is among the five best players he played with or against in his career.

The others are Australian bowling greats Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath, South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis and West Indian batsman Brian Lara.

Clarke, who retired from the ODI and T20 formats, is currently in the West Indies for a Test series.

Asked to name the quickest bowler he ever faced, and his reply was Pakistani maverick Shoaib Akhtar.

The 34-year-old, however, said England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff was the best bowler he padded up to.

In lighter vein, asked about the most untidy player in the Australian dressing room and he named his predecessor, Ricky Ponting!

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