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Warne cherishes memory of ‘Ball of the Century’

Former Australian right-arm leg-spinner Shane Warne cherished memories of the ‘ Ball of the Century,’ bowled by him in 1993.

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On the 4th of June 1993, former Australian right-arm leg-spinner Shane Warne bowled one of the marvellous deliveries, ever have seen in Test cricket. Later the delivery has termed as the ‘Ball of the Century.’

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It was during the Ashes between England and Australia, played in England in 1993. The young Australian right-arm leg-spinner then, Shane Warne was playing his first Ashes Test in England. The leg-spinner announced his arrival to international cricket with a gem of a delivery.

It was England’s legendary right-handed batsman Mike Gatting on strike and Warne pitched the ball way outside the leg stump. The ball turned towards the batsman and the batsman was completely outplayed. The ball went onto the hit the stumps and left the batsman stunned.

The young Shane Warne then made his mark in style with that wicket. Eventually, the series ended up as a memorable one in his career. Shane Warne scalped 34 wickets at an average of 25.79 and won the player of the series award as well.

After 28 years of the delivery, the spinner cherished memories of the delivery. “This day changed my life 28 years ago (1993). I was just 23 years old and playing in my first ever #ashes series & this was my first ball. Still can’t believe it happened. Thanks for missing it Mr Gatting & making this ball become what is now known as the #ballofthecentury haha,” Shane Warne quoted on Instagram.

 

 

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