Bowling The Doosra & Teaching It To Kids
Morally questionable? Or the future?
My kid is desperate to bowl like a Saeed Ajmal or a Saqlain Mushtaq and as such I am pondering whether I should be teaching him how to bowl doosras. Am I risking his potential cricketing career, as eventually the English coaching system will almost certainly either dismiss him as a chucker or coach his action and his doosra out of him?
I spoke to Graeme Swann about it once and he said while he can bowl one, it hurts his wrist and he wouldn't recommend it to any youngsters!
I'm able to bowl a doosra (bowling it very slowly and inconsistently and with a discernible change in action though), but I would not call myself an expert in the intricacies and the techniques behind it. Are there any other doosra bowlers here who may be able to help? Or someone who has experienced having their action changed as they bowled a doosra?