Bowlers are one of the most important weapons for the team. They are categorized into two types namely pace and spin. Fast bowlers and spinners have different bowling action and the bowling speed also varies between them. Spinners usually rely on the turn, bounce, flight in order to produce magical moments on the field.
On the contrary, the pacers rely on the swing to get wickets. This is an important concept for bowlers in the game of cricket. While their main intention is to not leak runs by keeping the batsmen in check, they hardly care about their style of bowling. But when a bowling action looks unique or strange, it becomes a talking point.
Tom Banton’s priceless reaction to Kevin Koththigoda’s bowling action
Sri Lankan international Kevin Koththigoda made the headlines recently after he took the cricket fraternity by surprise with his weird bowling style. During Qalandars’ innings, England star Tom Banton was probably the first person to get surprised by Kevin’s bowling approach.
Popularly known as the mystery spinner, Kevin made slow strides and then suddenly came up with unusual bowling action. The leg spinner grabbed everyone’s attention with unorthodox bowling style and Banton who defended the first ball he faced in the innings gave a surprising reaction to Kevin’s bowling.
Even the commentators who observed Banton’s reaction in the TV replays couldn’t control their laughter. Talking about the game, Maratha Arabians scored 101/5 in 10 overs. Mohammad Hafeez scored 44 of 26 where he hit 2 fours and 3 sixes. Sohail Tanvir brought his experience to good effect as he took 3 wickets.
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Qalandars scored 104/6 in 8.1 overs and aced the run-chase with ease. It was a one-sided contest. Tanvir was named the man of the match for his fantastic bowling performance. Sharjeel Khan scored 28 off 16 balls where he hammered 3 fours and 2 sixes.
Qalandars’ wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Dunk scored 26 off 12 balls where he hit 5 fours. Captain Sohail Akhtar scored 20 off 11 balls including one four and 2 sixes. Yamin Ahmadzai took 2 wickets for Maratha Arabians.