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But seriously people should learn to read before they are allowed to put up articles that will get read by many people.
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The only caveat here is that a bowler can consciously bowl legally while testing but not paying heed to it in match conditions which I think is what Ajmal does. Do they also compare the angle of the bowling arm in the match (if thats possible) to the angle bowled in the lab? Because that would conclusively prove whether he chucks or not. Also how do they measure the revolutions on the ball? From footage?
Get well soon Yuvi!!
The Sky commentators either outright say or imply that Ajmal is a chucker, or they defend him with completely the wrong defence. For example Hussain says that they didnt call Murali so why call Ajmal. Similarly Atherton says its good for the game. These are defences which mislead the public into thinking the likes of Ajmal and Murali are chuckers, and hide away the real facts.
The only thing we have to go on is the ICC testing, and that should be the final word. The study has shown that the naked eye isnt very good at judging straightening, since no one had any clue that bowlers with typical actions were straightening their arms.
Ajmal should have his action checked annually. It would solve a lot of problems.
Wouldn't usually bother commenting in a thread like this, but can people please not associated the ****ing stupid English media with the English population. We hate them as much as you do and it's not very becoming when we all get lumped together as one by certain people.
Don't think anyone was confusing the two.
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
It just seems odd that this hasn't been broadcast as a reason why he's cleared to bowl when there's been so much speculation about it over the last few years - when Murali was cleared because of his defect, that was mentioned there and then.
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Same thing was Ajmal here. Apparently he can't fully straighten his arm, so if his arm is bent at say 23 degrees, it only straightens 15 degrees when he tries to fully straighten it. This creates the illusion of a 23 degree flex.
Players aren't given special dispensations for not being able to straighten their arm all the way; it just allows them to bowl with an initially further bent arm, creating the illusion of more of a throw.
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Are you saying you were this interested in Ajmal before this series?
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I don't think it's unfair to say England fans are entitled to be more interested in a player when he's playing against their team. You can hardly criticise the English press for not writing about Ajmal tearing the West Indies apart and bringing up his action in those games. It's of no interest to the English press and the vast majority of English citizens and even some English cricket fans.
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