Michael Vaughan finds UP U16 bowler’s delivery better than Shane Warne’s ‘ball of the century’
In 145 Tests, Shane Warne has bagged 708 wickets, including 37 five-wicket hauls and ten ten-wicket hauls.
Updated - Jan 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan unveiled a youngster who he thinks is the greatest leg-spinner of all time. He termed the young leggie even better than the legendary leg-spinner of all-time Shane Warne who bowled the ‘Ball of the Century’ not once but twice. The Englishmen termed the ball even better than the ‘Gatting ball’ bowled by the Aussie great to clean bowled Mike Gatting in 1993 Ashes series.
In his latest Instagram post, the 44-year-old posted a video of an unnamed leggie, who had bowled an unplayable delivery to a right-handed batsman to clean bowled him. The bowler pitched the ball way outside the leg stump and though the batsman tried to put his pad-bat in front, the ball spun a mile and clipped the bails of the off-stump. The bowler and his teammates celebrated the wicket, as the batsman looked stunned. The batter was constantly looking at the umpire to know what just happened.
Young leggie left Vaughan pretty excited
The name of the bowler is Daman Singh and he plays for Under-16 team of Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, Vaughan was left exhilarated with the beautiful delivery by a bowler. Though there are no credentials available of the same, it appears the clip is from one of the domestic matches in India itself.
Vaughan even tagged former Aussie leg spinner Shane Warne to the post and asked if the delivery was better than his ‘Ball of the Century’ bowled to Mike Gatting. While posting the video, the ex-English player wrote, “No idea who this kid is but I reckon it’s the greatest leg spinner of all time !!! Better than the Gatting ball @shanewarne23 !!!”
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In 145 Tests, Shane Warne has bagged 708 wickets, including 37 five-wicket hauls and ten ten-wicket hauls. He averaged 25.41 and had a strike-rate of 57.4. In ODIs, Warne had picked 293 wickets in 194 matches. During his playing years, the 49-year-old Aussie spinner was termed as the greatest spinner of all time spinning the ball miles and picking up wickets at will.