Shane Warne reveals secret on his 'Ball of the Century'

Shane Warne reveals secret on his 'Ball of the Century'

India Blooms News Service | 13 Sep 2017

Sydney, Sept 13 (IBNS): As Shane Warne turned 48 on Wednesday, the Australian bowler revealed about his famous 'Ball of the Century'to former England batsman Mike Gatting during a 1993 Ashes Test match in Manchester.

The ball had drifted from leg side to off side as it knocked down Gatting's stumps.

The ball had left Gatting completely clueless.

The ball is till now considered one of the best balls bowled by the Australian spinner in his career.

In a video shared by ICC on Wednesday, Warne was quoted as saying: "The ball of the century was a fluke. It really was. I never did it again in the first ball of any time. So it really was a fluke and I think it was meant to be. As a leg-spinner, you always try to bowl a perfect leg-break every ball and I managed to do it first up which was pretty, like I said was a fluke really."

He said: "It sort of changed my whole life really back on the field and off the field. It was one of those deliveries which all leg-spinners want to bowl and I am proud that I have bowled it, especially to someone like Mike Gatting who was a fantastic player and the best player of spin in the England team and he is a good guy too. So to do that first up here in England, it was a very special moment."

England was defeated in the Test match.

Warne completed the match with figures of  8 for 137.

 

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Shane Warne reveals secret on his 'Ball of the Century'

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