Twitter User Asks Shane Warne If He Understands How Spin Works, Gets Schooled

Twitter User Asks Shane Warne If He Understands How Spin Works, Gets Schooled

Shane Warne
Shane Warne (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

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.

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.

Shane Warne
Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli. (Credits: Twitter)

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.

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