Shane Warne is the new Paul Octopus

Updated: 28 February 2011 00:45 IST

After FIFA World Cup's Paul Octopus, Shane Warne played the perfect oracle, as much before the India-England match started, the former Australia spinner predicted it would be a tie in Bangalore.

New Delhi:

After FIFA World Cup's Paul Octopus, Shane Warne played the perfect oracle, as much before the India-England match started, the former Australia spinner predicted it would be a tie in Bangalore.

Warne wrote on his Twitter account, "Looking forward to the game between india and England today should be a cracker.. My prediction a tie!"


And so it was when England made 338 for 8 in 50 overs in reply to India's 338 all out in 49.5 overs. Zaheer Khan was the last man to fall as he was run out for 4 runs. Had the Indian batsmen completed one run in the end, the match would well have been in India's bag. But that was not to be.

Soon after the match was over, Warney made sure no wrong guesses were made over his prediction. "Before u think there was something untoward re prediction of a tie, thought it was going to be a cracker-tie was tongue in cheek-but right," he tweeted.

Topics : England Shane Warne India ICC World Cup, 2011 Cricket
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