Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh stunned one and after he bowled aggressive West Indies batter Chris Gayle with a Shane Warne-like magic delivery during a Legends League Cricket game between the Indian Maharajas and World Giants on Saturday.

Not only Gayle and the fans but also Harbhajan himself was in disbelief with the magic delivery. Bhajji bowled out Gayle round his legs and no one present could believe what had happened.

Bhajji pitched the ball on the leg side and it turned sharply. Gayle was a bit casual in judging the line of the ball. He wanted to paddle the ball around, but was little late to it and the ball subsequently crashed onto the leg stump. Following Gayle’s dismissal, wicket-keeper Robin Uthappa could not control his laughter.

Notably, Australian legendry spinner Shane Warne had produced a moment of magic at Old Trafford to dismiss England batsman Mike Gatting during Ashes series 1993. The ball is labeled as the ‘ball of the century’. 

Warne pitched the ball outside leg stump. It spun back past Gatting’s guard and sent the bails flying. The former England captain and the whole world only watched the magic moment with sheer disbelief.