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Ill-Omened Gatting->Why does it always happens to me???

Posted by seshdotcom on April 1, 2008

You can say many Great Players in Cricket have gone unaccredited-> who may have played some 10 matches took some Bedazing catches and would have come like a thunder and gone like storm and they would have Hit some Blitz’s to win Matches but after that they would have gone unrecognized.But Mike Gatting is not that sort of a Player.English Player Gatting has played some very good knocks but still when it comes to recalling Gatting the one Incident flashes through the Mind is “SHANE WARNE’S FIRST BALL BOWLED in his first Match Against England

Recital :The Ball of the Century

luckless gatting

I would like a have a small recap of that Incident:Gatting was taking Guard Shane warne called Over the Wicket and Swiveled his hand the ball pitched Outside the Leg Stump and it took the Stub out of the Extreme left end Pole and Gatting didn’t play for the turn instead he Just kept his Bat in and around leg stump and Midgard Stump but the S’hane’ly warne was too good and the Boggled Gatting Vagabonded.This Particular Incident was called as the “Ball of the Century”.The fall of Gatting’s wicket signalled the England Procession back to the dressing room.

It was also Graded as 92nd Incident in 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.

As a result of Gatting’s dismissal Abject England could’nt recover from the Australian Scathe and Australia won the Series 4-1

Reprise :The same delivery was Again Produced by the Lustrous warne to Andrew Strauss which was widely called the Repeat of Gatting in which strauss took his bat over the head and left the vicious spiining ball disturb the timber

Another Unfortunate Incident :


Gatting tried to reverse sweep Allan Border during the 1987 world cup and england was in a very comfortable position and Because of the reverse sweep which was well caught by Greg Dyer england lost the Match

Apart from these incidents gatting was also under sever lambasts by many referees for his usage of foul language and misbehaviour but you have to accpet he is one of the Greats to Play the Game

Do you think Gatting is the one of the Most luckless player to play International career

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