Indian spin bowler with new 360 degree delivery

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Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:25AM

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Young Indian bowler Shiva Singh, was playing for Uttar Pradesh against Bengal in the CK Nayudu Trophy when during a bowling spell he pulled out a new ball, turning 360 degrees before delivering the ball.

Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Singh said it was not the first time he had bowled the delivery, but it was the first time he had been called for a dead ball.

Shiva compared the actions to a switch hit for batsmen.

"I use different variations in one-dayers and T20s so I thought of doing the same because the Bengal batsmen were developing a partnership," Shiva said. "The umpires said dead ball, so I asked "why are you calling it a dead ball?"

"I delivered this 360-degree ball against Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well, where it was fine. Batsman always go for the reverse-sweep or the switch hit against bowlers. But when bowlers do something like this it's deemed a dead ball."

Let the boy bowl...this delivery...

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.