Dooooooooooooooosra

The ball is pitched outside the leg stump. The right handed batsman gets his left foot inline with the ball and leans forward to play it to leg. The ball beats the batsman, drifts past his pad and his bat and crashes into the off stump.


Nay, I'm not narrating that Mike Gatting's famous dismissal off Shane Warne. Nor is it about a right-hander's impersonation of those two Andrew Strauss dismissals in the Ashes earlier this year by the Wizard of leg spin. Heck no, this is not about something bowled by a leg spinner. This is about how MS Dhoni got out in the first innings of the ongoing Delhi Test off the bowling of Muthaiah Muralitharan. The off-spinner went round the wicket and delivered this astonishing delivery. It was a very very exaggerated version of a doosra and I believe it warrants a name of its own. Dooooooooooooooosra is my pick.

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Blogger Wozza 3:52 PM

Would have loved to have seen this ball!
As an Aussie it was great to see Murali get some respect when he was here for the Super Series.
Warnie is still top dog but there's nothing in it.    



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