The late cricket legend Shane Warne‘s cricketing acumen continues to shine even after his passing, as a seven-year-old tweet predicting Travis Head‘s future stardom for Australia gains attention in the wake of Australia’s triumph in the ODI World Cup 2023 final against India.

Travis Head’s heroic knock secures World Cup glory for Australia

Head etched his name into the cricketing annals with a match-winning innings in the recently-concluded CWC 2023 final in Ahmedabad. Despite an early wobble in the run chase, Head’s masterful performance guided Australia to a six-wicket victory with 42 balls to spare.

Head, who entered the World Cup campaign under scrutiny due to a broken hand, silenced doubters with his stellar contribution.

Shane Warne’s prescient tweet resurfaces

The spotlight on Head’s outstanding performance brought attention to a tweet by Warne from December 2016. In the tweet, Warne expressed his admiration for the South Australian cricketer, foreseeing his future as a star player for Australia across all formats of the game.

“I’m a big fan of Travis Head as a cricketer, I believe he will be a future star for Australia in all forms of the game,” read Warne’s tweet.

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As social media users rediscovered Warne’s prophetic words, enthusiasts and fans of the late cricket maestro acknowledged the depth of his insane knowledge. Warne’s ability to identify talent and foresee the rise of players like Head adds another layer to his already storied legacy in the cricketing world.

Australia bag 6th World Cup title

Notably, India initiated their innings with a strong start after being opted to bat, thanks to the contributions of Rohit Sharma. Nevertheless, once he was dismissed, the pace of the innings significantly decelerated. Despite Virat Kohli and KL Rahul both achieving half-centuries, the scoring rate diminished during the middle overs, leading to India ultimately being constrained to a total of 240 runs in their allocated 50 overs.

In reply, Australia encountered early setbacks, but Head remained composed, effectively fending off the Indian bowlers. He went on to score 137 runs off 120 balls as Australia secured a 6-wicket triumph.

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