'He couldn't handle spicy food' - Sachin Tendulkar reveals Shane Warne once had hard time in finishing a meal

‘He couldn’t handle spicy food’ – Sachin Tendulkar reveals Shane Warne once had hard time in finishing a meal

Warne, besides his on-field heroics, was also known for his great sense of humour and outgoing personality.

Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar
Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Arguably the greatest leg-spinner to have ever stepped on to the cricket field, Shane Warne breathed his last on March 4, leaving the entire cricket world shocked. Aged 52, the Australian great passed away due to a suspected heart attack in Thailand. With Warne being such a colossal figure in world cricket, condolences wishes poured in for him from different corners.

Meanwhile, Warne, besides his on-field heroics, was also known for his great sense of humour and outgoing personality. He also had a hilarious episode with former Indian captain and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar. During Australia’s 1998 tour of India, Warne was invited to Sachin’s place in Mumbai where he had a spicy chicken dish. Although the leg-spinner initially believed he could handle the spice, he couldn’t.

Shane Warne’s hilarious visit at Sachin Tendulkar’s place  

“Sachin and I got along great, we were great mates and still are. When we got to India, it was Warne vs Tendulkar, it wasn’t Australia vs India. Everyone wanted to see it. I went to his place…I thought I will go for dinner and then go back to the hotel,” Warne had recalled in his documentary on Amazon Prime.

“I took a bite of the chicken to start with and nearly blew my head off. I kept cutting it up and moving it to the side. I had too much respect for him and for his family,” he added. Throwing light on the same story, Tendulkar revealed that the leg-spinner couldn’t handle the spice but he didn’t want to hurt him. The leg-spinner eventually had up cooking a traditional Australian dish at Sachin’s place.

“I noticed that Shane kept nudging my manager all the time…my manager told me that Shane hadn’t eaten anything. While I am busy serving others, Shane is putting his food onto his plate and that’s when I realised Shane can not handle spicy food,” Sachin was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

“He didn’t want to hurt me, but he kept nudging my manager and saying ‘help me’. By the end of that evening, Shane had gone into the kitchen and was making sausages and beans and mashed potatoes – he ended up eating that at my place. That’s Shane for you,” he concluded.