Flashback! When Devendra Bishoo recreated Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' on its anniversary

Jun 04, 2016, 15:46 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Call it fate, coincidence or plain dumb luck. But, on this day in 2015, West Indian Devendra Bishoo had evoked memories of Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century' with one of his own that claimed the wicket of Aussie Brad Haddin at Windsor Park

Call it a coincidence, fate or magic! But 'EXACTLY' 22 years after cricket legend Shane Warne bowled the 'Ball of the Century', West Indian leg spinner Devendra Bishoo evoked its memories when he cleaned up Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin with a breathtaking delivery.

The West Indian delivered the wonder ball at Windsor Park on Day 2 of the first Test between West Indies and Australia.

Bishoo's brilliant delivery not only recreated the magical moment from 1993, but what mad it extra special was that it was done on the 22nd anniversary of the 'Ball of the Century'. 


Watch video of Bishoo taking Haddin's wicket:

Video Courtesy/ YouTube

22 years ago, on June 4th 1993, Australian spin legend Shane Warne had dismissed Mike Gatting at Old Trafford by a unique delivery which came to be known as the 'Ball of the Century'.

Watch the 'Ball of the Century' video:

Video Courtesy/ YouTube

Ball of the Century
Batsmen dismissed by Devendra Bishoo's wonderball (L) and Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century (R). Pic Courtesy/ YouTube


22 year earlier, the blonde leggie from Australia burst onto the cricket scene with the 'Ball of the Century' that left Mike Gatting speechless and got the rest of the cricket world talking.

Warne's 'magical' leg break that drifted and turned vicious pitched well outside the leg stump and shot past a clueless Gatting's outside edge to dislodge the top of the off stump.

In Boshoo's case, the magical moment took place in the 44th over of Australia's first innings. Haddin had been batting on 8 when Bishoo bowled the last delivery of his over.

Haddin had no idea and was left completely baffled as the flighted delivery pitched outside leg stump and spun past his outside edge to hit the top of off stump even as Haddin was looking to defend.

Bishoo almost replicated Warne's 'ball of the century', but not quite. After all, Warne's delivery turned way more as it was pitched way outside the leg stump. Bishoo ended Day 2 with figures of 6/80 in the first Test at Dominica.

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