Watch: Sri Lanka spinner unveils one of history’s strangest bowling actions
Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis once made the world surprise with his strange bowling action. He made several records too. Then there had been many different types of action bowlers. Another Sri Lankan spinner Kamindu Mendis surprised the world with his ability to bowl with two hands.
And this time, another strange action bowler had been discovered by the Lankans. His name is Kevin Koththiigoda. His name is as tough as it is difficult to understand the bowling action of him.
A couple of years ago, the discussion came up about Kevin Koththiigoda. But he couldn’t do much, so people didn’t remember him. This time he came back through the Abu Dhabi T-10 League.
Kevin Koththiigoda is playing for the Bangla Tigers in the ongoing T-10 league in Abu Dhabi. In the meanwhile, he played two matches for Bangla Tigers. Though he didn’t get any wicket by giving 22 runs in 2 overs in his first match, he came back in his second match against Karnakata Tuskars and took 1 wicket for 21 runs in 2 overs.
But his bowling performance caught more attention than his performance. Like many left-handed chinaman, he bowls right-handed leg-spin.
But before coming straight into the popping crease, he turned his two hands over his head and gave a wriggle. Then the delivery was left without looking at the batsman. Much like former South African spinner Paul Adams did. The video of his bowling action has now become a topic of discussion for netizens.
Watch the video here-
Kevin Koththigoda young Sri Lankan Mystery Spinner in action during T10 league in Dubai. New version of Paul Adams 🏏 pic.twitter.com/M3K7uGh064
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