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Michael Holding, the ‘doosra’ is here to stay

Harbhajan Singh at Adelaide Oval

Fast bowling legend, Michael Holding, set the cat among the pigeons with his comments regarding the legality of the ‘doosra’ during the second ODI between Pakistan and West Indies at St. Lucia.

It is not the first time that old-timers have questioned the legality of the delivery.It will not be the last.

India’s Bishan Singh Bedi is another rabid critic of the off-spinner’s googly.

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Poms dispatch the Ashes post-haste to England: Aussies go down 1-3

Alastair Cook, bowling at Adelaide Oval cricke...

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It has been an exhilarating month-and-a-half for cricket aficionados. The two Test series in the antipodes, Australia and South Africa, witnessed enchanting, entertaining cricket from four sides.

The Ashes, whose history goes back over a hundred years, and the Sumo tie between the Goliaths of modern day cricket, India and South Africa, were a treat for the eyes. The Ashes more so for the excellent Hot Spot camera views. No complaints about umpiring decisions there.

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