February 26, 2009

Ashes 2009

Warne's Ashes worries


Nearly 16 years after his 'ball of the century' to Mike Gatting marked the start of his domination of England, Shane Warne unusually finds himself a little apprehensive going into an Ashes series.

He may not be sending down those ripping legbreaks anymore, but he has signed up to commentate for Sky this summer. With Australia looking at their shakiest in a long time, Warne isn’t looking forward to calling the game with the likes of Ian Botham and Nasser Hussain if England start to dominate. “Copping an earful from 'Beefy' if we’re under the pump out in the middle . . . I reckon I’d be counting down every second to the end of my stint on air,” he wrote in his column in the Times. What England fans would have given to have had Warne jittery ahead of an Ashes campaign during his playing days.


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