Originally Posted by subshakerz
What about Saqlain, for inventing the doosra?
He's the first to use it in big time. There were fair few who used it before him, but never sucessful ot pronounced as Saqlain. Jayananda Warnaweera from SL used it, he bowled to cracker-jack deliveries that spun the other way to Mike Gatting and Vinod Kambli. But I've never seen that video footage after that, so cannot say whether it was a doosra or an orthadox leg-break (warnaweera was a off spinner, who was even quicker than Kumble)