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One social media user has been forced to deactivate his Twitter account after his response to cricket legend Shane Warne went viral.
A bloke who goes by the Twitter handle "Macca" had the sheer audacity to question the 'King of Spin' about his knowledge of - you guessed it - spin bowling.
And, as you can probably imagine, it went down like a lead balloon for the fella.
So much so that he has deleted the tweet along with his account.
Very disappointed in Nz not playing a spinner in the #ICCWorldTestChampionship as this wicket is going to spin big with huge foot marks developing already. Remember if it seems it will spin. India make anything more than 275/300 ! The match is over unless weather comes in !
- Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 19, 2021
When news broke that New Zealand hadn't named a single spinner in their side for the ICC World Test Championship Final against India, especially after Day One was washed out, Warnie couldn't quite believe his eyes.
The Aussie legend took to Twitter to slam the Kiwis' decision not to select left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel, instead opting for five seamers.
"Very disappointed in NZ not playing a spinner in the ICC World Test Championship as this wicket is going to spin big with huge foot marks developing already," Warne tweeted.
"Remember if it seams it will spin. India make anything more than 275/300! The match is over unless weather comes in!"
A seemingly innocuous tweet that appeared to hit the nail on the head - well, clearly not in the eyes of some.
Without hesitation, Twitter user "Macca" fired back at Warnie and questioned his claim.
Actually, he didn't just question his claim, he questioned Warnie's entire cricket knowledge.
"Shane do you understand how spin works?" Macca asked.
"The pitch gets dry... this pitch won't get dry because for the rest of the Test, there is due to be rain."
Just remember, Warne has the second-most wickets in Test history - 708 to be exact.
Imagine having the plums to call out one of the greatest of all-time.
Tweet of the century
- Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) June 19, 2021
It wasn't long before old Macca found himself squarely in the firing line with cricket fans lining up to blast him for even questioning a man of Warnie's credentials.
I mean, the backlash he copped was pretty brutal to say the least.
And the banter was getting so relentless that Macca was forced to delete the tweet before swiftly deactivating his account not long after.
Lesson learned for the day: Never question the 'King of Spin'.
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