Former Australia spinner Shane Warne has slammed New Zealand for not having a single spinner in their Playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India.
Both teams stuck to their Playing XI with India picking both their spinners — Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja — and New Zealand opting for an all-seam attack.
However, Shane Warne didn’t look very impress with New Zealand’s strategy of going without a spinner in the mega clash. The Australian legend, who has 708 Test wickets to his name, took to Twitter to point out New Zealand’s strange strategy.
“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 tweeted.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user didn’t look happy with Warne’s opinion and went on to ask him if he knows 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,” Twitter user replied to Warne’s tweet.
Later, this Twitter user was hilariously trolled for questioning Warne about how spin works. Even Virender Sehwag took to Twitter and trolled the Twitterati for his Tweet. Taking to Twitter, Sehwag wrote:
“Frame this @ShaneWarne and try to understand some spin.”
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Meanwhile, at the time of writing this article, India were 146 for 3 in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday.
Trent Boult got rid of Cheteshwar Pujara for 8 in the second session after both Indian openers departed post a solid 62-run opening stand in the morning session. Rohit Sharma fetched a wide delivery from Kyle Jamieson and edged it to 2nd slip for 34 while Shubman Gill nicked one from Neil Wagner to BJ Watling for 28.