Shane Warne Gives Spin Masterclass for Australian TV in Melbourne

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Whether you like Shane Warne the man, whether you enjoy his commentary or not, there are few better treats in cricket than hearing the Australian talk about leg spin.

Warne took 708 Test wickets in his career—a record at the time—before retiring from international cricket in 2007.

Now found covering the Ashes for both English and Australian television, Warne was happy to share a few tips with the cameras during the 4th Test in Melbourne.

Aside from the technical tips, what many fans will find interesting is how much of his game was pure theatre. 

Warne explains in the video above how he would create mystery and set the agenda, whether it was by moving a fielder a metre or two one way then the other, or saying a few choice words to a batsman even if he'd just middled the ball.

Warne was always giving the illusion he was in control—although doubtless it was the kind of trick he simply couldn't have pulled off without bucketloads of skill and front.


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