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Kaneria aims to surpass Warne's wickets

By Will Swanton 04/01/2005 08:37:31 PM Comments (0)

Danish Kaneria says he will overtake Shane Warne as the greatest leg spinner in history, God willing.

The ambitious Pakistani has also apologised for swearing at Michael Clarke, revealed they were involved in a war of words during the Australian batsman's innings and declared his side can conceivably win the third Test at the SCG if the hosts are set a fourth-innings target in the range of 200 runs.

Danish's 7-188 on day three moved him past 100 Test wickets at the tender age of 24 in a match he's playing for free after being fined his whole match fee for using foul language following his dismissal of Clarke.

Brimming with confidence after the third seven-wicket haul of his career, Danish revealed he was setting his sights high from now on. He's aiming to finish his playing days with more Test scalps than 35-year-old Warne, who has a world record of 561 and counting.

"I'm still learning and have gained confidence in myself," said Danish.

"I will do my very best to become much better than him.

"I just want to make my name as the world's greatest leg spinner. That's my aim. God has brought me from where I was to where I am and God will take me there. That's all."

After those assembled had gotten back on their chairs, Danish was asked for his target of career wickets.

"Above Shane Warne, more than any spinner," he replied.

"I will do my very best to get my target."

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