Spin bowlers have a knack for making batters feel inadequate, and when a delivery turns sharply, it leaves a lasting impression on spectators. In a recent match between Kuwait Nationals and SBS CC in the KCC T20 Challengers Cup 2024, a viral clip captured one such moment.
In the footage, the bowler sends down a delivery with a high looping trajectory, pitching well outside off stump. The batter attempts a mighty slog towards the leg side, only for the ball to sharply turn in after pitching, crashing into the top of middle and leg stump. The bewildered batter, left standing outside his stumps, walks off in disbelief.
Shared by @ThatsSoVillage, the clip has sparked a frenzy, with some users mocking the batter and accusing the bowler of chucking. Comparisons to Shane Warne’s iconic ‘ball of the century’ to dismiss Mike Gatting in 1993 abound. “Delivery of the century,” quipped one user, while another joked, “Ball spun from Kuwait to Oman.”
Interestingly, fans have noted similarities in the bowler’s run-up to legends like India’s Harbhajan Singh and Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, adding another layer of intrigue to this mesmerizing delivery.