Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne took to his official Twitter account on Saturday to express his disappointment at New Zealand not including a spinner in the World Test Championship final against India.
In conditions ideal for seam and swing bowling, New Zealand opted to go with an all-seam attack in the form of Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Neil Wagner, and seam-bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme.
Warne wrote in his tweet that with the footmarks developing already, the Indian spinners will come into play on the 4th and 5th day.
“Very disappointed in Nz not playing a spinner in the #ICCWorldTestChampionship as this wicket is going to spin big with huge foot marks developing already. Remember if it seems it will spin. India make anything more than 275/300 ! The match is over unless weather comes in !,” wrote Shane Warne.
Very disappointed in Nz not playing a spinner in the #ICCWorldTestChampionship as this wicket is going to spin big with huge foot marks developing already. Remember if it seems it will spin. India make anything more than 275/300 ! The match is over unless weather comes in !
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 19, 2021
A lot of people disagreed with Warne but neither of them questioned the legendary cricket’s understanding about how spin works.
Well! Except for one guy, who proceeded to question the second-highest Test wicket-taker and, arguably the greater-ever spinner to have ever played this game, whether he understands the intricacies of spin bowling.
The user, whose Twitter handle goes by @Justflips96 proceeded to explain Shane Warne [Yes, you read that right] how ‘spin works’
“Shane do you understand how spin works? The pitch gets dry… this pitch won’t get dry because for the rest of the test, there is due to be rain,” he wrote.
Shane do you understand how spin works? The pitch gets dry… this pitch won't get dry because for the rest of the test, there is due to be rain
— Macca (@Justflips96) June 19, 2021
Meanwhile, the WTC final between India and New Zealand is tantalizing poised with the Indian batsmen displaying loads of grit and patience against a relentless Kiwi seam-bowling attack.
At the time of writing, India had moved along to 3/146 in 64.4 overs with captain Virat Kohli [44 not-out off 124 balls] and Ajinkya Rahane [29 not-out off 79 balls] holding the fort with an unbeaten 58-run-stand.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the comment-
asking shane warne how spin works is like asking lata mangeshkar if she knows how to sing https://t.co/T6dftu3kNH
— jen (@hourlynthing) June 19, 2021
This is peak Twitter. Peak.
Macca just made my day! 😂 https://t.co/lGfz5q6kqU
— Farzan Patel (@TheTipsyParsi) June 19, 2021
— Prashant Singh (@Prashant_Amity) June 19, 2021
Bro teaching Shane Warne how spin work's 😂😂😂 now I can die peacefully ,I have seen a guy teach shane how spin work's!! #IndiaVsNewZealand #WorldTestChampionship #WTC2021 #WTCFinal https://t.co/RcVp4sREXM
— prince_in_exile (@princeinexile9) June 19, 2021
This is why I love twitter, you can “teach” anyone https://t.co/262yZpXF8I
— Gautam Ambani (@Raven_krishna) June 19, 2021
I would go places if i had this kind of confidence https://t.co/6kvAfDPmeW
— TG (@imShashu9) June 19, 2021
— Jatin Khandelwal (@jr_khandelwal) June 19, 2021
Need this confidence in life https://t.co/jgQN3QXdIu
— Dibya (@dibyafucknows) June 19, 2021
— Muhammad Jawad Khan (@JawadMjk) June 19, 2021
— Ecko (@Ecko72446539) June 19, 2021
He's talking about finger spin 👍 https://t.co/VI1zk548QF
— Mr Snowflake (@numbIITian) June 19, 2021
Vividly remember somebody asking Pope if he read the Bible on this app. This comes close to that! https://t.co/kMeLWbvnMf
— What's in a name? (@Hramblings) June 19, 2021
I want this level of confidence in life 🤣🤣 asking Shane Warne if he knows how spin works 🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/3og3LXzYtc
— Nandan🏔🏏 (@nandan_16) June 19, 2021
That’s like asking Babar “do you understand how statpadding works” https://t.co/NxB8aNfyV9
— ARJUN (@Viratian0512) June 19, 2021