Australia‘s legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne gave another glimpse of his mastery over the game as he correctly predicted the fall of India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket in the Adelaide Test on Sunday.
Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon was bowling with the second new ball in the 88th over to Pujara, who was batting on 71. Lyon probed outside the off stump the entire over, troubling Pujara.
Just before the final ball of the over, Warne – commentating for FOX Cricket – said: “This is the best over Lyon has bowled today. And all he has done is bowled at the right spot and had the right field. He could get the wicket here if this just lands this last one, he has built it up beautifully.”
And right on cue, Lyon drew Pujara forward, got the ball to kick off and take the glove to Aaron Finch at short leg.
And it wasn’t even the first time Warne has correctly called the fall of a wicket. Playing in the Big Bash League in 2011 for Melbourne Stars against Brisbane and while bowling to Brendon McCullum, Warne – who was connected to the commentary team and chatting with them as he bowled – said he expected McCullum to sweep him and that he would thus bowl a quicker one. McCullum did exactly that and Warne bowled a faster one, bowling the Kiwi round his legs.
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