Indian Bowler Shiva Singh’s action Sparks Debate


Uttar Pradesh’s left-arm spinner Shiva Singh is making the headlines for his 360-degree delivery. From ambidextrous bowling to pausing in the middle of the bowling action, bowlers do unique things to get the better of the batsmen. Shiva Singh’s style too is one of a kind.

Shiva Singh did a full 360 degree twirl in his run-up, just before his delivery during a match between Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in Kalyani. But to the frustration of the bowler and other Uttar Pradesh players, umpire Vinod Seshan signaled ‘dead ball’.

Shiva has claimed that this was not the first time he had bowled in the 360-degree style but it was definitely the first time that umpire called it a dead ball. “I use different variations in one-dayers and T20s so I thought of doing the same because the Bengal batsmen were developing a partnership. The umpires said dead ball.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan was impressed while legendary India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi called Shiva “weirdo”.

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