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‘Straight out of the service station?’ – Warne takes a dig at Pant’s shades

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Shane Warne and Kerry O’Keeffe, took a dig at Indian wicketkeeper, Rishabh Pant’s colourful shades that looked like ski goggles.

Rishabh Pant’s fashion choice during Day 2 of the Brisbane Test, came under scrutiny by Shane Warne on air, who asked his co-commentator what he thought of the wicketkeeper’s shades.

The flouro coloured shades from the 23-year-old was discussed at length by the commentators with Warne wondering if it was “straight out of the service station”.

“They are servos aren’t they?” O’Keeffe replied. “And he bought flowers as well.

“No they are not getting me. You would want them to get scratched so you can just put them in the bin.

Warne then proceeded to bring in footage from another set of sunglasses worn by Shikhar Dhawan.

“Talking about those sunnies Skull there has been plenty of bad ones over the years, but there has been a few good ones,” Warne said. “I’m not sure what category these ones go into?”

“You talk about the bin Skull, but look at Shikhar Dhawan is rocking there goodness me. It looks like something out of the old movie Slapshot.

“I think he might need windscreen wipers Skull.”

Soon later, Warne had a light moment on social media as well.

His comments however, did not go down well with some of the fans, who questioned Warne’s casual dig. Some even pointed to the lack of insightful comments on-air, bashing the needless small talk about sunglasses on a good day of Test cricket.

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