Sunday, December 2, 2007

As Columbo would say

Just one more thing. This time, cricket.

Muttiah Muralitharan has equalled Shane Warne's world record for test wickets taken. I think he's a wonderful guy, and has shown a lot of spirit in the face of tough odds.

However, I still think he throws the ball. You simply can't bowl off-spin with a wrist action like that without chucking. Trust me, I tried this exact thing for years. And wonderful though Murali is, I fear a rising generation of bowlers with ever more suspect actions pushing the envelope. And a few videos taken by an ICC official at net practice don't prove much to me. What's happening in the actual matches?

This horse has well and truly bolted now. But let's lock the gate before the next one takes flight?

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