Watch: Usman Tariq produces double wicket with unusual bowling action and previous run in PSL 2024

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Usman Tariq


Quetta Gladiators Bowler Usman Tariq, while bowling with an unorthodox bowling action, was able to draw double blood in one during the Pakistan Super League match against Karachi Kings. During the seventh over of the first innings, Tariq removed the likes of Tim Seifert and James Vince. Seifert had to return for 21 runs off 10 balls, while Vince was dismissed for 37 runs off 24 balls.

On the first ball of the over, Tim Seifert attempted to play through the line of the ball but ended up in front of the wickets, while James Vince also played the ball off the back foot after it was also caught by the front. Usman Tariq. The most important point to highlight was his bowling action and his run.

Watch: Usman Tariq draws double blood with strange bowling action

Usman Tariq has a simple spin action, but before delivering the ball, he pauses subtly, which is effective in breaking the bowler’s concentration. Veteran Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is also seen pausing his bowling action at times.

Bowlers with unusual bowling actions.

There have been many bowlers in the history of cricket who have been known for their strange bowling action. Some of the names are Indian batsman Kedar Jadhav, Pakistani bowler Sohail Tanvir, Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga, South African Paul Adams and Sri Lankan spin master Muttiah Muralitharan. However, these players had a strange bowling action but they proved to be a big help to them and also helped them achieve success.

Indian cricketer Kedar Jadhav used to deceive batsmen with his low arm spin bowling. His release point was below the umpire’s head, so while playing the ball the batsman used to get confused and always ended up LBW or stumped.

On the other hand, former Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir used to bowl left foot. Tanvir used to put a lot of effort into his bowling action and had a brilliant slower one. His slower ball used to come from the back of his hand, which was difficult for the batsman to read.

Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga stood out on the international stage thanks to his agile movement and low release. Malinga’s yorkers are very difficult to identify, and when combined with his blistering pace, he destroyed several batsmen.

Former South African player Paul Adams is another bowler who has fooled many batsmen with his unusual bowling action. Even the best hitters of his era were baffled by Adams’ extraordinary leap and unorthodox no-look ball delivery.

Sri Lankan spin maestro Muttiah Muralitharan has a distinctive style of bowling the ball. The batters couldn’t see his grip when he released the ball too close to his head because he had hidden it in his palms during his run.

Usman Tariq can also add his name to the list if he continues to deceive batsmen with his ‘unorthodox’ bowling action. His team Quetta Gladiators has performed well in the tournament so far but lost to Multan Sultans in the previous game.