Shah produced this peach of delivery during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle. The delivery and the mode of dismissal were remarkably similar to the delivery Warne had produced to dismissing England’s Mike Gatting in 1993.
On Day three of the Test match during Sri Lanka’s second innings, Shah delivered an absolutely unplayable delivery that pitched well outside the leg stump and hit the top of the right-hand batter’s off stump after spinning unbelievably.
Ball of the Century candidate❓Yasir Shah stunned Kusal Mendis with a stunning delivery which reminded the viewers… https://t.co/346z0ZaCLi
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) 1658161769000
Mendis was left shell-shocked before walking back to the pavilion for a well-made 76.
The ball was a perfect tribute to Aussie legend Warne, who produced a pretty similar delivery back in 1993.
The late leg-spinner produced the unforgettable delivery during the first Test of the Ashes series against England at Manchester in 1993. The ball landed wide of leg stump but spun so much that it knocked over the off-stump of England batter Gatting.
I am sure Mike Gatting has watched the Shane Warne “Ball of the Century” a 1000 times and still doesn’t know where… https://t.co/7yUkqNzfOH
— Richard? (@richo_1973) 1646428444000
Gatting stood at the crease in disbelief and it took him a couple of minutes to process what had actually happened to him.
The legendary Warne died earlier this year in March to leave the cricketing world shell-shocked.