Does this prove that Graeme Swann is the most dangerous spinner in the world today…..?

He is undoubtedly the best spinner currently, I reckon. But is it possible to knock the bottle top by a cricket ball?

I,too, would like to see Bhajji on the top but the fact is He is terrible out of form at the moment. Its been quite sometimes now. If you are the strike bowler of your side, your work is not only to contend the batsman but to take wickets too.
@mrjinx64, it was not thrown by Warnie. Its been computerized.

@Joeblow, Nice examples to prove me wrong.

Chosen Answer:

It doesn’t prove anything other than he got lucky with bowling the ball in the right spot.

I can remember when I was in high school we were at an indoor basketball court and I got a basketball up one end of the court and when no teacher was watching I just kicked it as far as I could up the other end of the court. I kicked it so that it landed in the hoop up the other end on the full without even touching the rim! It would have been about a 40+ metre kick with a basketball and to land it in the hoop without it even touching the rim would be a 1 in a million type shot. That doesn’t mean I am the best kick of a basketball in the world. Also I kicked a football (Australia rules foortball that is) in the basketball court at school and I was deliberately aiming to kick it in the hoop and I landed it 3 times out of about 15 tries. If you know what an Australian rules football looks like, it takes a lot of control with the kick to get it to remain straight and spin the correct way to have a chance of going in the hoop. I am by no means the best kick of a football in fact I would be lucky to kick a goal from 30 metres out, but sometimes you can just fluke it.

8 thoughts on “Does this prove that Graeme Swann is the most dangerous spinner in the world today…..?

  1. You could say that makes him a very good fielder as he hit the bullseye but there’s hardly any bowling skill involved in knocking the top off a defenseless bottle.

  2. no, it doesn’t. Just because he has accuracy, doesn’t mean he can get batsman out. Certainly he is the best spinner in the world, but this video does not prove anything.

  3. It doesn’t prove anything other than he got lucky with bowling the ball in the right spot.

    I can remember when I was in high school we were at an indoor basketball court and I got a basketball up one end of the court and when no teacher was watching I just kicked it as far as I could up the other end of the court. I kicked it so that it landed in the hoop up the other end on the full without even touching the rim! It would have been about a 40+ metre kick with a basketball and to land it in the hoop without it even touching the rim would be a 1 in a million type shot. That doesn’t mean I am the best kick of a basketball in the world. Also I kicked a football (Australia rules foortball that is) in the basketball court at school and I was deliberately aiming to kick it in the hoop and I landed it 3 times out of about 15 tries. If you know what an Australian rules football looks like, it takes a lot of control with the kick to get it to remain straight and spin the correct way to have a chance of going in the hoop. I am by no means the best kick of a football in fact I would be lucky to kick a goal from 30 metres out, but sometimes you can just fluke it.

  4. Graeme Swann’s bowling is too flat! He only takes wickets because he bowls a good length & turns the ball! When I was in school, I bowled my teacher out twice in an over hitting his off stump but that didn’t mean that I was the best bowler in my school, cricket club, district or country! It was through bowling a good line & length that I’d make batsmen feel uncomfortable! Eventually they’d make a mistake & get themselves out!

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