Indian bowler's unique action becomes the talk of the town

Watch: Left-arm spinner Shiva Singh's 360-degree turn that left Bishan Singh Bedi stunned

The incident has triggered debate online over whether the delivery should be legal.

UP left-arm spinner Shiva Singh grabbed eyeballs after delivering a unique 360-degree delivery during the CK Nayudu Trophy (India's Under-23 domestic tournament). The ball pitched just wide of leg stump and the batsman blocked it out on the leg side.

The umpire immediately called a dead ball and it has been revealed his decision was based on the fact that Singh was deemed to be distracting the batsman in the act of delivering a ball. "The umpires said dead ball, so I asked, "why are you calling it a dead ball?"

Singh later told ESPNCricinfo that he had bowled in the same manner in T20 and one-day competitions and that it had not resulted in dead balls being called.

Unless it is outlawed, Singh is expected to keep the delivery in his bowling repertoire.

But former England captain Michael Vaughan had a completely different take, saying he had no issues against the action. The match is being played at the Bengal Cricket Academy ground at Kalyani.

While some feel the run-up is irrelevant as long as the ball was released normally, others felt that the swirl was a deliberate attempt to distract the batsman.

Bedi was the epitome of a smooth and technically correct action of a left-arm spinner, and it was only natural that Shiva's 360-degree turn before delivering brought out this reaction from the spin legend: "Weirdo", he wrote in his tweet accompanying the video.

"Firstly, the Laws don't dictate what a bowler's run-up should look like".

'The intent of the reverse action (for batsmen) is different, ' he said.

"The law goes on to add that only if the 360-degree twirl should be part of the bowler's run-up for every delivery, then can the umpire step in to deem if the action was done to distract the batsman".

"If you were going to do it every ball, it might be a different story, but when it's a one-off, I think that makes it a bit too hard - I don't really think that's in the spirit of the game".

Related News:

  • Mets fire hitting coach Roessler, bullpen coach Bones

    Mets fire hitting coach Roessler, bullpen coach Bones

    Brodie Van Wagenen's first official act as the New York Mets' new General Manager was to make some changes to the coaching staff. With these announcements, the Mets' new hire has seemed to dive head first into his General Manager duties.
    China dismisses criticism about mass detentions

    China dismisses criticism about mass detentions

    In July 2017, dissident activist and Nobel Peace Prize victor Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer while under police custody. "If the U.N.
    Government announces five new AI centres of excellence

    Government announces five new AI centres of excellence

    The government says it will prioritise using genomics and image analysis to understand how other complex diseases develop. They will be spearheaded by some of the UK's leading healthcare companies including GE Healthcare, Siemens, and Philips.
  • Watch Ariana Grande’s First Performance of

    Watch Ariana Grande’s First Performance of "thank u, next"

    Grande, who was recently named Billboard's Woman of the Year , later tweeted that her exes "heard it before it came out". What we love most about this video is that Ariana could have totally redone the whole thing, but chose not to.
    Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm face £135,000 in fines

    Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm face £135,000 in fines

    It was announced last week that the National Crime Agency is probing his alleged use of offshore companies to finance Leave.EU. Banks played down the announcement.

    Sheriff Vet Killed Responding to Calif Shooting - Police Depts Pay Tribute

    Numerous patrons were local students from nearby California Lutheran University, ages 19 to 25, attending "College Country Night". Marine Corps issued a statement extending "its deepest condolences to the families of the victims in this senseless tragedy".
  • BTS performance in Japan canceled amid anger over atomic bomb shirt

    BTS performance in Japan canceled amid anger over atomic bomb shirt

    BTS member Jimin reportedly wore the shirt past year , on Aug 15, when Koreans celebrate the end of Japanese occupation in 1945. BTS's planned appearance on the Japanese music show " Music Station " has been postponed .
    Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's baby on flight

    Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's baby on flight

    And as a sweet end to her sweet gesture, Yahoo Lifestyle reported that Organo was promoted to Cabin Crew Evaluator on the flight. Organo, a new mother, switched gears from flight attendant into mum mode when she heard a crying baby mid-flight.

    U.S. Attorney General Sessions Resigns, Throwing Doubt On Russia Probe

    Winning confirmation in the Senate may become easier because Republicans gained seats in Tuesday's midterm elections. He also was not confirmed by the Senate, since he does not hold one of the top posts that meet this bar.
  • Thunder shut down Rockets for 7th win in a row

    Thunder shut down Rockets for 7th win in a row

    It was an especially tough night for Chris Paul , as Houston's superstar point guard could not get going against Oklahoma City. After starting the 2018-19 season with four straight losses, the Thunder have won five straight.

    PNP to ‘gladly abide’ by court’s order to arrest Imelda Marcos

    The former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos has been found guilty of corruption and is facing up to a decade in jail. Marcos, who is now a member of the House of Representatives, is running for a governor post in next year's general election.
    Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom  with the Mi 8 Pro

    Xiaomi officially enters the United Kingdom with the Mi 8 Pro

    Pre-orders for the Redmi 6A from Three start tomorrow for delivery on November 21. We are thrilled to make great strides by announcing our arrival in the UK.


Most liked

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic supporters helped drive team to Europa League win
Having seen his players show no sign of an inferiority complex, he added: 'That was particularly pleasing. You have to be really clear and tactically good to press that because they have the extra man inside.

SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX
The company famously partnered with Epic Games this year to bring the insanely popular Fortnite to its tablets and smartphones. Ko promised gamers that more video game exclusives will be coming to Samsung's mobile devices in the months to come.

Pakistani delegation in China to finalise modalities for economic cooperation
He had also said that no other country had tackled poverty and corruption the way China did. He also said that China had assured "every kind of assistance" to Pakistan.

United Kingdom must be able to withdraw from Irish backstop — Liam Fox
The EU is adamant that there can not be a time limit - any backstop must apply "unless and until" it is no longer needed. The DUP say alarm bells have been rung by a letter received from British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.

Harvick loses automatic NASCAR championship berth
ISM Raceway in Phoenix represents Harvick's best chance to get a win that would guarantee his spot in the championship race. Harvick's win at Texas was his series-leading eighth of the year and qualified him for Homestead along with Joey Logano .

Warsaw Bans Nationalist March Marking Independence Centenary
Special tributes to fallen and injured servicemen will also include a Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey in London. However, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, who heads the ruling party, condemned the racist messages during the 2017 march.

Netflix Announces Six New Animated Projects
We embrace all kinds of creators so we can tell unique and diverse stories that resonate with each and every Netflix family. The lineup includes both feature films and original series suited for kids and families.

Andrew Jones, Texas Longhorns guard, returns after leukemia treatments
The team doctor and the trainers want to make sure we're building back his strength before he gets thrown out there full time". He was soon diagnosed with leukemia and left the team for a cancer center in Houston for treatment.

Olivier Giroud does not need to score, says Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea could qualify for the last-32 of the Europa League on Thursday when they travel to Belarus face BATE Borisov . However, many Chelsea fans are still debating whether they should make the move permanent at the end of the season.

Arkansas Voters Approve Minimum Wage Hike
Voters went around the Legislature on Tuesday to pass policies on wages, clean elections and medical marijuana. Currently , 29 states and Washington, D.C., have higher minimum wages than the federal rate, according to EPI.

ARCore APK teardown reveals Google working on two mid-range phones
A teardown of the latest version by AndroidPolice contains two codenames that can't be linked to any known device. Bonito isn't the only codename found in the APK file, however, as the outlet also found a reference to Sargo.

U.S. to deny asylum to illegal border crossers
Trump claims he can accomplish this through an executive order, rather than with a constitutional amendment through Congress. Trump had telegraphed the move last week, saying he was fed up with migrants exploiting US laws by making bogus claims.

Thousand Oaks shooting victim, survivors lived through Vegas massacre
Witnesses described a tall man, wearing all black with a hood covering part of his face, entering the bar shortly before midnight. Multiple people were killed in a mass shooting at a crowded bar in Thousand Oaks, California , late Wednesday, officials said .

USA UNLEASHED: America Now 'Pumping More Oil' than Saudi Arabia, Russia
Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $72.27 a barrel at 0800 GMT, up 21 cents, or 0.3 percent, from their last close. Energy Information Administration said U.S. oil production will be higher this year and in 2019 than previously forecasted.

Soccer Advances To NCAA Tournament
Last season the team made it to the third round, which is the furthest WSU has ever made it in the tournament. The Bulldogs earned an at-large bid in this year's tournament field, announced on Monday.