Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ben Rohrer says Shane Warne 'still king of spin' despite caning him in BBL clash

Sydney osteopath Ben Rohrer is confident that champion leg-spinner Shane Warne would be an 'unbeatable force' if he decided upon a Test return.
Rohrer, 31, became an instant celebrity during the Renegades-Stars Melbourne derby on December 7 when he belted Warne for two consecutive sixes in the opening round of the Big Bash League, believes the spin legend was still the king.
"I think so. Twenty20 is a different format but he's still landing the ball where he wants 99 times out of 100 and I'm sure if he put the hard yards in he could definitely get back there," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Rohrer, as saying.

"He still has the aura, he was still that super-confident guy when he bowled against us [despite being hit] and I think you saw in Wednesday night's Stars-Perth game that a few of the young blokes were awestruck by him," he added.
According to the paper, Rohrer, a left-handed batsman from Sydney's Fairfield-Liverpool club, said he'd been asked by everyone and anyone in the past week to relive the two big sixes that stunned cricket fans, and Warne.
"I've been asked by a few people and I can honestly say that having grown up watching him, it felt surreal to face Shane," he said.
"It felt quite strange having one of the best bowlers of all-time running in at you. I got lucky; hit a couple with the middle of the bat and thankfully they had enough on them," he added. (ANI)

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