The bowler in focus is Charli Knott of Brisbane Heat Women who bamboozled Melbourne Stars Women‘s batter Sophia Dunkley during the Women’s Big Bash League match.
On the fourth delivery of the opening over, Knott unleashed an off-spin delivery with a pronounced turn that shattered Dunkley’s middle stump.
The delivery left the audience and commentators in awe, evoking memories of the astonishing spins that Warne was known for producing.
Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ is one of the most iconic deliveries in the history of cricket. He bowled this remarkable delivery during the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford in 1993.
In this delivery, Warne, a leg-spin bowler, bowled a delivery that pitched outside the leg stump and turned sharply to hit the off stump, leaving England’s Mike Gatting completely bamboozled.
This delivery is often regarded as one of the greatest balls ever bowled and is a testament to Warne’s exceptional skill and talent as a spinner.
Talking about the match, Brisbane Heat beat the Stars by 13 runs with Knott being the player of the match for her all-round performance. She smashed 31 off just 14 balls before chipping in with two wickets for 13 runs.