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The Ball of the Century

Shane Warne has retired from cricket. He managed to take a wicket in his final over. He was one of my favourite players, and I'll go so far as to say he was the best spin of the modern era. Murali obviously has to come into that discussion, but I always felt that of the two, Muralitharan's statistics were somewhat inflated by playing so much cricket on the sub-continent's spin-friendly pitches. Warne was a match-winning leg spinner on any wicket.

It's tempting to commemorate this with a video of 'The Ball of the Century' (if you don't know what that is, look it up on YouTube). Instead, I'm bringing you a song about that very delivery: 'Jiggery Pokery' by The Duckworth-Lewis Method.



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May. 21st, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
I don't even follow cricket and I enjoyed that. :)
May. 22nd, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
A true giant of the game and a genius with the ball. With Murali also hanging up his boots just a short while ago, the question is who will be the next spin bowler to make such an impact on the game? After the era of the Windies pace attack dominating cricket came the era of Warne and Murali making spin bowling a big part of the game again. What will be the next era for cricket?
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