Australian pacer Mitchell Starc delivered a thunderbolt outswinger to dismiss England’s James Vince on day four of the third Ashes Test in Perth on Sunday. It was so freakishly unplayable that it went viral within minutes, leading some to hail it as the ‘ball of the 21st century’.
In case you missed it or just want to watch it again, here’s a clip of the wonder delivery:
Can’t believe it? See it again, in all its glorious detail:
Ball of the 21st century …. https://t.co/rvDiz5qRif
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 17, 2017
In fact, it was so good that Vince said he would get out every time he played that ball.
The cricket fraternity went crazy over the outswinger.
“That’s called a JAFFA!…” an excited Wasim Akram tweeted in nostalgia.
That’s called a JAFFA! What a delivery @mstarc56 you reminded me of my bowling days and I enjoyed it to the hilt! You made left armers proud! @CricketAus
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) December 17, 2017
“Is this the ball of the 21st century?” spin wizard Shane Warne asked.
Is this the ball of the 21st century ? https://t.co/nj1y7WISCY
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) December 17, 2017
“You won’t find many players in world cricket who can keep this out…”
“Absolute seed,” quipped former pacer Mitchell Johnson.
Former fast bowler Jason Gillespie had something to say:
“…Bradman’s not touching that either…”That’s just absurd #Ashes pic.twitter.com/TtkEDPjbJH— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 17, 2017