The veterans playing in the Legends League Cricket are showcasing their skills from years past, and in some instances, even they are astonished by their abilities on the cricket field. A recent example occurred during a game between the India Maharajas, captained by Gautam Gambhir, and the World Giants, led by Aaron Finch.
Harbhajan Singh, a former spinner for India, secured a crucial wicket for the Maharajas by delivering an impressive dismissal of the renowned West Indies player, Chris Gayle. The spin that the ball generated upon pitching was reminiscent of the legendary Shane Warne’s ability to produce remarkable turns, such as the “Ball of the Century” that he bowled to Mike Gatting during the 1993 Old Trafford Ashes Test, or the famous delivery that dismissed Andrew Strauss at the extraordinary 2005 Edgbaston Test.
In contrast to those two dismissals, Harbhajan managed to bowl Gayle around his legs. Gayle had attempted to paddle the ball but appeared to be too late, resulting in the ball crashing into the leg stump. The former West Indies captain took a moment to comprehend the dismissal, while Harbhajan appeared to be stunned. Wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa could not contain his laughter as he hugged his bowler.
During the second edition of the league, Ross Taylor had played some outstanding innings, and with the help of Kevin O’Brien, they propelled the score to 135 for 4 in 15 overs. However, Mohammad Kaif produced a stunning flying catch, diving forward, to dismiss Kevin O’Brien for just 4 off Harbhajan’s bowling.
In the next over, Harbhajan claimed the wicket of Ross Taylor, who only managed to score one run. Shortly after, Harbhajan also got Morne van Wyk out for 1, as he swept the ball and edged it to wicketkeeper Uthappa.
In the second match of the LLC Masters, the World Giants managed to secure an exhilarating two-run victory against the India Maharajas. The closely contested match unfolded after the World Giants set a target of 166 for 8 in 20 overs, thanks to a stellar performance from skipper Aaron Finch who scored 53 off 31 balls, including seven boundaries and three sixes, and Shane Watson who added 55 runs off 32 balls with five boundaries and three sixes.