Doubts: Ajmal’s bowling action questioned

Victory was soured after West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards questioned Pakistan off-spinner Ajmal’s bowling action.


Express May 26, 2011



Victory was, however, soured after West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards questioned Pakistan off-spinner Ajmal’s bowling action.


Ajmal was the leading wicket-taker in the series and was judged the player-of-the-series after finishing with 17 scalps at 14.47.

“Let me put it as mildly and as diplomatically as it can be put,” Richards told ESPNcricinfo. “When you look at bowling actions for off-spinners in the world at present, the [15 degree] rule has bred what we’ve seen in this series. I wouldn’t be blatanat as some others, but the rules have helped the freaky stuff we have at present. It accommodates doosras and things we see like that.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2011.

COMMENTS (18)

Nadir | 9 years ago | Reply Mr, Richard used to play with or against some Englishmen and they used to prattle like this......
Muhammad Inamullah | 9 years ago | Reply Mr. Richards: What about the bowling actions of HARPER, AMBROSE & WALSH, Shouldn't they be questioned more. I think you should consult with an eye-specialist immediatly.
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