In his prime, Shane Warne was a threatening name for any champion batsman from any corner of the world. The legendary Aussie leg spinner was both revered and infamous for his incredible ‘Gatting Ball’ delivery, which was also hailed as the ‘Ball of the Century’ for his delivery against English batsman Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes. Cut back to the present, a young kid from India is perfectly imitating Warne’s famous delivery- and its dropping the jaws of everyone!
The video that has shook the cricket loving netizens of the country, shows the kid performing a number of deliveries to batsmen inside the nets, and none of the batsman had any clue on how to strike the ball.
In some instances, the ball hit the single wickets- proving the startling accuracy the kid has adapted in such a young age.
Check out the astonishing spin bowling by the young boy in the video titled ‘Wonderkid?’ below, courtesy of the official Facebook page of Wisden Cricket.
Who does this kid remind you of? [via nikhiltait/Twitter]
Posted by Wisden Cricket on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
The video has generated more than 33k views, and cricket lovers all over the world are simply awestruck at the boy’s performance across different social media platforms.
A number of users across both Facebook and Twitter stated that the boy’s deliveries were reminding them of a young Shane Warne in his prime, who had perfected the art of ‘Gatting Ball’.
Below here is a short combination of Warne’s ‘Magical Wickets’, inducing the historical delivery against Mike Gatting, courtesy of YouTube channel Cricket Cut Piece.
Hailed as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Warne has made 145 Test and 194 ODI appearances, and has secured 708 and 293 wickets in the two formats respectively.