Murali out to prove his 'doosra' right

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Test cricket's highest wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan is out to prove experts wrong about his 'doosra' delivery.

Murali out to prove his 'doosra' right
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With the help of an Indian doctor, Test cricket's highest wicket taker Muttiah Muralitharan is out to prove experts wrong about his 'doosra' delivery. Murali, who skipped Sri Lanka's tour to Australia to protest against Australian Prime Minister John Howard's remark that he was a chucker, demonstrated that flexion plays no part in imparting spin when he bowls either the 'doosra' or his orthodox off-breaks. The Sri Lankan first bowled in a turf net at a club cricketer to show how much turn he generates normally, then with an impediment, which weighed around 2.5 kg. The impediment, developed by an Indian doctor, was strapped across his elbow, thus making the joint immovable. While the 32-year-old proved that it is his shoulder, which supplies his pace and his wrist, which imparts spin, and that flexion does not play any part in his action. (PTI)

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