New Delhi: Legendary spinner Shane Warne is often credited for having bowled the 'ball of the century' to dismiss Mike Gatting.
During his career, the leg-spinner bowled several magical balls that even the greatest batsmen had no answers to. One such delivery was bowled by Warne nearly 10 years back in the Ashes to dismiss Andrew Strauss.
Pitching outside off, the ball turned viciously to rattle the leg-stump of the left-hander.
Flummoxed by the ripper, a bewildered Strauss was left shouldering his arms and wondering what exactly had happened.
On Monday, the 45-year-old Warne admitted to it being one of his most favourite deliveries.
10 years ago today !!! This is one of my favourite deliveries.... Thanks boys.... pic.twitter.com/MXGlDNVHTV
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) July 6, 2015
As the Aussies prepare to take on England on Wednesday in the latest Ashes series, skipper Michael Clarke can only wish to have a genius like Warne in his bowling ranks. On the other hand, the English batsmen will be relieved at the prospect of facing Nathan Lyon instead.