David Warner
David Warner (Image Credit: Twitter)

Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner recently named his favorite Indian batters during an Instagram live session.

Warner is quite an active figure on social media and he regularly engages with his fans either via the comment section on his posts or through the question-answer sessions, like the one he did on Sunday.

During the Q/A session, David Warner was asked to pick his favorite Indian batter and he gave names of a whole host of batting greats spanning across different eras. The southpaw picked the current superstar duo of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli alongside swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant as his favorite batters from the modern era.

As far as batters from the previous era are concerned, the southpaw had no hesitation in naming ‘God of Cricket’ Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and the ever-so stylish VVS Laxman as someone he loved watching bat.

‘’Very tough question….modern Rohit, Virat, Rishabh now as well, he is a fantastic player. Obviously Sachin Tendulkar. I used to always love VVS Laxman,’ said David Warner.

India, David Warner, Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sachin Tendulkar remains one of the greatest batters that this beautiful game has ever witnessed. The legendary cricketer went on to rule the cricketing landscape for a better part of 24 years, shellacking and creating one record after another.

VVS Laxman, on the other hand, was an artist who gobsmacked folklore with his exquisite strokeplay and timing and his ability to play clutch knocks under pressure, especially against the Australians. His 281 against the Aussies at Eden Gardens in 2001 when India was forced to follow on remains one of the greatest-ever knocks played in Test cricket.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, meanwhile, are the modern-day spearheads of Indian cricket. While Kohli, just like Sachin, has impinged himself as one of the greatest batters in the world thanks to his amazing consistency and determination to be the best version of himself, Rohit Sharma is a white-ball legend, someone who makes batting so effortless when in full flow.

Rishabh Pant, ICC World Test Championship
Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant, on the other hand, is the present and the future of Indian cricket, someone, who has already played two of the greatest 4th innings knock by an Indian. His 89 not-out at the Gabba that helped India chase down 328 and win the series 2-1 will forever remain one of the greatest ever knocks.

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