Melbourne : Australian spinner Adam Zampa has dismissed his constant comparison with Shane Warne, saying he is not clone of one of the greatest bowlers to play the game.
Zampa’s casual approach to wicket and his bowling style has been considered as similar to Warne, with broadcasters using the split-screen technology to highlight the similarity between the pair.
Recently, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also likened Zampa to the Test cricket’s second highest wicket-taker.
Quashing the comparison, the 24-year-old Australian leggie insisted that there could only be one strong and big player like Warne.
“There’s only one Shane Warne and there’s probably only ever going to one guy like him who can bowl as many strong leg breaks all day for five days straight. It’s pretty unheard of,” Zampa was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
Zampa further described Warne as `unbelievable` and admitted he still has a long way to go to reach the legend’s level.
“It’s something to strive towards, but I’m a long way off that. My run up is similar but that’s about it,” he said.
Zampa will now play in the ODI tri-series against the West Indies and South Africa, starting from June 3 in Guyana. (ANI)