Legendary Australian leg-spinner, Shane Warne has shed light on a very hilarious incident when former England captain Nasser Hussain used some unpleasant verbal slangs for him and called him a ‘fat p****’.
With all the cricketers being in isolation due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 , it has given them time to interact with their fans through social media. Warne was part of a podcast on Sky Sports in the UK along with former England captain Nasser Hussain and the duo indulged in some light-hearted banter according to a Fox Sports report.
At some point in the conversation, host Ian Ward brought up Hussain’s dismissal by Warne in a Carlton and United Tri-series match and the sledging that took place. While Hussain didn’t revel much but Warne went ahead and told a hilarious story about he managed to get under Hussain’s skin and eventually dismissed him.
Shane Warne Recalls A Hilarious Incident With Nasser Hussain
“Some of this story is true and some of it isn’t,” Hussain said, only for Warne to interject and tell the whole story.
“Nasser, this is word-for-word true and you know it,” he began. “Steve Waugh was injured and I was vice-captain, Nasser was captain for England. We were playing a one-dayer in Sydney and England were cruising. It got basically 10 overs to go and England needed around 50 or 60 to win seven wickets in hand.”
“So I’d saved myself and [Glenn] McGrath for a couple of overs in case we could get a wicket and then get us both on to see if we could get two or three wickets in a row to get us back in the game.”
“But it wasn’t happening. I thought the only way we are going to win this game is if we take a wicket. So I’m going to bring myself and McGrath back and I’m going to start sledging Nass to see if I can upset him and then I’ll come on the other end straight away,” said Warne.
“I started getting into him saying ‘I know you’re going to stuff this up. I know you’re going to get out. Don’t let your team down this time. So I come on to bowl, bowl the first couple and suddenly you see Nass just run down and he wanted to hit me for 12 – not six – he wanted 12.”
“But he missed and got out. Stumped. But when I started having a go at Nass he turned to me and said: ‘Listen you fat p****, you’re not going to captain ever again so make the most of this one!” added Warne.
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