Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals captain-cum-coach Shane Warne has hailed old foe Sachin Tendulkar as his all-time favourite batsman.
Attending a meeting organised by sponsors Tata Communications Services, Warne and his teammates including Smith shared their IPL experiences with the audience.
"Over all the years there have been a lot of wonderful batsmen, so it is pretty hard to pick between Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar," Warne said in reply to a question about his favourite batsman.
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"But I think given the way Sachin handles everything and the expectations that he carries every single time that he walks out to bat, and the way he handles bad decisions and the way he just carries himself; I would have to say Sachin Tendulkar was the best batsman that I have played with in my 20 years of playing international cricket.
Shane Warne had earlier chosen Tendulkar as the greatest cricketer of his generation.