Indian Medium Pacer Shikha Pandey has stunned the world of cricket with a ball that is now being hailed as the ‘ball of century’ in women cricket. Pandey dismissed Alyssa Healy with a ball that swinged almost 6-8 stumps to completely stun Australian batter Alyssa Healy – Check VIDEO
— InsideSport (@InsideSportIND) October 9, 2021
Shikha clean bowled the Australian opener in the very first over of the innings in the ongoing 2nd T20I of the three-match series at the Carrara Oval.
The delivery by Shikha Pandey moved by a mile off the seam. Moved almost 6-8 stumps to uproot top of the stumps.
The Indian pacer beat Healy all ends up with both swing and seam movement and the ball clipped the top of middle.
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer & many others are completely shocked by the delivery. Jaffer has termed the delivery from Shikha Pandey as the BEST BALL EVER in Women Cricket.
Wasim Jaffer took note of this and wrote on Twitter: “Ball of the century, women’s cricket edition! Take a bow Shikha Pandey #AUSvIND.”
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 9, 2021
A user replied, ‘Would only be called so if it happened in an Ashes!’
‘Yes it was a great delivery,’ added another user.
Another user wrote, ‘This might be the best ball I’ve ever seen’
Ball of Century in Men’s Cricket is registered in the name of Shane Warne who had dismissed Mike Gatting in 1993. Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne stunned the cricket world with a delivery that bamboozled and impressed England batsman Mike Gatting at the same time. Warne got the ball for the first time at Manchester, his first ever on English soil.
The pitch was damp and there were a few patches as well. Bowling over the wicket, Warne bowled a massive leg spinner which pitched way outside the leg stump and went on to hit the top of off stump. Gatting was stunned as he stood in his crease trying to process what just happened.
The Aussie leg-spinner had bowled the ‘ball of the century’, one to remember for ages for cricket fans around the world.