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I知 not a Muralitharan or a Warne: Swann

ANI

Posted: Nov 14, 2011 at 1409 hrs IST
      

London: England off-spinner Graeme Swann insists that despite his World No 3 ranking in International Cricket Council (ICC) Test bowlers list and World No 3 ranking in ODIs, he can not be compared to spin legends Muttiah Muralitharan or Shane Warne.

的致e had two or three fairy-tale years, but I don稚 think I知 a Muralitharan or a Warne. I think I知 good at what I do, and I知 lucky to play in an exceptional team that allows me to do it, but at the end of the day I知 an off-spinner. There痴 not a great deal of variation, everything I do has to be subtle, the Independent quoted Swann, as saying.

撤eople said when I got to 100 wickets, that I壇 done it as quickly as Shane Warne. But I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, partly because of the way the England team came together, and also because technology favoured me. The DRS [decision review] system meant that all of a sudden I was getting a lot of lbws that for years spinners hadn稚 been given, he added.

Swann has played 36 Tests and has taken 153 wickets at an average of 28.82.

In March 2010, the 32-year-old had become the first English off-spinner since Jim Laker to take 10 wickets in a match when he achieved the feat in England痴 victory in the first Test in Bangladesh.

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