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WELLINGTON - New Zealand cricket great and former world test wicket record holder Sir Richard Hadlee said yesterday the sport would be poorer without retiring Australian leg spinning great Shane Warne.
Hadlee, who held the world record of 431 when he retired in 1990, is in awe of Warne and his record 699 scalps.
"A lot of batsmen in world cricket will be delighted to learn he's leaving the game but I think the game will be poorer without him," the former seam bowling kingpin told Radio Sport.
"He has been a match winner, flamboyant and just incredible to watch. I've admired his skills over a long period of time."
Warne announced his retirement yesterday from international and Australian cricket at the end of the current Ashes series against England, pulling stumps on a flamboyant career.
Hadlee said the controversial off-field moments in Warne's career should be ignored, given his contribution to the sport.
"As far as I'm concerned it doesn't diminish any of his achievements whatsoever," he said. "When you're a high-profile person, people are looking to attack your personal life, perhaps pull you down.
"To Warne's credit, he's still soldiered on. His performances on the field do all the talking," he said, adding "the leg spin delivery is the hardest ball to bowl in cricket".
Despite his praise of the 37-year-old Warne, Hadlee wondered whether Sri Lanka's 34-year-old spinning wizard Muttiah Muralitharan would move past him when the games true greats are measured.
"Even now, Murali, I think, has had a greater impact on the game than perhaps Warnie."
Muralitharan has taken 674 wickets in 110 tests at an average of 21,73. - Sapa-AFP