Shikhar Dhawan Has Faulty Bowling Action, Says International Cricket Council
International Cricket Council has cited concern about Shikhar Dhawan's bowling action during the Kotla Test that India won against South Africa
He barely made headlines with his batting, but Shikhar Dhawan is in the news for the wrong reasons. The Indian opener, who scored only 150 runs in seven innings in the just-concluded Test series, has been reported for a suspect bowling action and the International Cricket Council (ICC) will put him through a remedial process. (Read More on India-South Africa Series Here)
According to a press release from the ICC on Wednesday, Dhawan has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the fourth Test against South Africa, which the host won by 337 runs in New Delhi on Monday. (India Conquer South Africa at Kotla, Win Series 3-0)
The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Indian team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 30-year-old Dhawan's off-spin deliveries.
In South Africa's second innings, when Indian skipper Virat Kohli tried four non-regular bowlers to break a gritty stand between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers, Dhawan bowled three overs of off-spin, including a maiden over.
Dhawan's bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in Tests, ODIs and T20Is.
Dhawan is required to undergo testing within 14 days, and, during this period, Dhawan is permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.