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David Runciman: Shane Warne, 15 August 2019

No Spin 
by Shane Warne.
Ebury, 411 pp., £9.99, June 2019, 978 1 78503 785 6
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... in the aftermath. But it does appear that they didn’t think getting caught would matter much. Shane Warne, the quintessential Australian cricketer of his generation, considers this puzzle in his latest autobiography (at my count, his third). Once he has got his own faux outrage out of the way, he puts the ball-tampering fiasco down to a mix of ...


Tariq Ali: The Future of Cricket, 12 March 2009

... qualities of an exquisitely choreographed ballet. To watch the great spin bowlers – Abdul Qadir, Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, Anil Kumble – bowl at the same batsman for over an hour, varying each ball till they trap their victim, is to delight in their artistry. It can also be boring and predictable; but so can its abbreviated offspring, for all ...

Cricket’s Superpowers

David Runciman: Beyond the Ashes, 22 September 2005

... an Australian team severely weakened by the absence of the injured McGrath and the suspended Shane Warne, but after his team scored 705 in the first innings and then bowled Australia out for 474, the Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly, perhaps mindful of Waugh’s chastening experience in Calcutta, failed to press home his advantage by enforcing the ...

Anyone for gulli-danda?

Tariq Ali, 15 July 1999

... Its top-order batsmen could not resist the Australian attack. The middle-order crumbled. Shane Warne may have looked unplayable, but Pakistan’s batsmen didn’t try very hard. The demoralised bowlers, feeling the game was in any case lost, failed to retrieve the situation. Wasim Akram said that they were outplayed and there was nothing more to ...

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