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The biggest spinner of the cricket ball?

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Migara

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Imagine not posting for nearly a decade then coming up with dross like this.

The idea anyone would be butt hurt over the WC loss in 96 when your side has backed up to win 4 more since, or over a bloke who averaged 70 with the ball in tests here is novel tstl. And wrong.
The way it has touched a raw nerve with a single post, I would say it is a bloody impressive return to the arena.
 

Migara

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Here is Ashwin, the same grip, same spinning finger. But like Swann he uses middle finger to spin off breaks. So these two are not your day to day orthodox finger spinners. Bruce Yardley also had an odd grip like this. Swann and Ashwin are pretty large men with long fingers. The way Yardley does it being a relatively shorter man is amazing.
 

shortpitched713

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Imagine not posting for nearly a decade then coming up with dross like this.

The idea anyone would be butt hurt over the WC loss in 96 when your side has backed up to win 4 more since, or over a bloke who averaged 70 with the ball in tests here is novel tstl. And wrong.
Whatever man. Even if I've overreacted, it's amazing to me that people with a certain flavor of bias, or in some cases even worse prejudice, don't realize the basic things their eyes are showing them.

Murali was relatively poor at most things on a cricket pitch, except for his unique bowling. That included any athletic actions in the field, like throwing, or batting, and the reason stares you right in the face in that the man can't straighten his arm. Pretty funny to say you "pitch" your way to wickets when you can't even do the fundamental biomechanical action involved in throwing well.
 
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shortpitched713

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This is mostly wrong, but a tiny nugget of truth. Chucking is absolutely often a result of trying to spin the ball more, or bowl quicker.

For all the reasons to butthurt about Murali you go with the 96 world cup?

Most of us weren't even alive or are too young to remember it. Or in Burgey's case dementia had well and truly kicked in by '96.
Dude started it, by bringing up the old throwing canard. And clearly he remembers something, to carry that with him for all these years.

Plenty of us are inspired and awestruck by the things Murali achieved on the cricket pitch. I don't care how old someone is, don't expect me not to clap back when he brings out that passive aggressive bull****.
 

Burgey

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And clearly he remembers something, to carry that with him for all these years.
Mate, it's a cricket website and the bloke took 800 test poles.

Yet somehow it comes as a surprise to you that people posting on such a forum might be interested in the subject? It's like walking into Dan Murphy's and expressing surprise they have a beer fridge.
 

shortpitched713

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Mate, it's a cricket website and the bloke took 800 test poles.

Yet somehow it comes as a surprise to you that people posting on such a forum might be interested in the subject? It's like walking into Dan Murphy's and expressing surprise they have a beer fridge.
And your surprised that a man defends one of his all time favorite cricketers on a cricket forum from rubbish? Ever heard of taking as good as you give? You're awfully thin skinned there mate.
 

Burgey

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Here is Ashwin, the same grip, same spinning finger. But like Swann he uses middle finger to spin off breaks. So these two are not your day to day orthodox finger spinners. Bruce Yardley also had an odd grip like this. Swann and Ashwin are pretty large men with long fingers. The way Yardley does it being a relatively shorter man is amazing.
Jack Iverson used to do something similar iirc but he had a shortened spinning finger which he used to flick the ball with. His story is a pretty remarkable one tbh.
 

Shady Slim

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Club cricket is so full of blatant chuckers these days tbh. No one will ever call them for it anymore
years ago now a guy on our team called another bloke out for chucking, the bloke who got called out got really mad and so the bloke on our team called him a gumby, turns out the bloke had what was formerly known as asperger's (i forget the correct name) and as a result copped an association warning
 

Burgey

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And your surprised that a man defends one of his all time favorite cricketers on a cricket forum from rubbish? Ever heard of taking as good as you give? You're awfully thin skinned there mate.
See, your bias is showing through here. Explains your florid reaction. You'd have been better off simply saying "he didn't chuck it and even though he was told not to bowl the doosra but did anyway and took a **** ton of wickets with it, he was absolutely legit" than going down the baseless "ooh you're butthurt about 1996, dude" avenue. You really let yourself down there.

Australia deserved to lose the 96 WC final for a number of reasons, chief among them Taylor playing at all let alone as captain. That and Aravinda's knock in particular. An all timer.
 
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