Vishal Mehra ∙ Nov 20 2023, 4:00 PM | 2 Min Read

When Late Shane Warne Predicted Travis Head's Impending Stardom 

image-lp6ireveTravis Head slammed 137 in the WC 23 Final []

Travis Head in 2023 has been Australia's go-to man in crunch moments. Head starred for Australia in the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 against India last evening, scoring a match-winning 137 at Ahmedabad, helping the Baggy Green' lift their sixth World title.

The 29-year-old also shined in the field, taking a blinder of a catch to dismiss Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who looked dangerous on 47.  Head came into the tournament after an injury layoff, and still performed exceptionally well in knockouts, scoring a fifty and picking two wickets against South Africa in the semi-finals.

Now, an old tweet by former Australian great, the late Shane Warne has resurfaced, where the leg-spinner predicted the former's capability to become the best. Warne, who had a keen eye for talent, posted about Head being a future star for Australia across formats back in 2016. 

Here's what Warne Posted

‘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,’ 

The Adelaide-born took to the social media platform 'X' and expressed his admiration for Warne, who backed the all-rounder during his early days. 

Check Head's Tweet

In six World Cup matches, Head scored 329 runs with two hundred and one fifty, and claimed two wickets. The opener will be seen in Australia's upcoming T20I series against India, which starts from November 23 at Visakhapatnam.