'Doosra' should remain a part of cricket: Hafeez

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25 Feb 2018

Mohammad Hafeez wants ICC to tweak rules to retain 'doosra'

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez said the International Cricket Council (ICC) should tweak its rules to ensure that the 'doosra' remains a part of the sport.

Hafeez, a top order batsman and a handy off-spinner, has been reported more than once in the past, for his suspect bowling action.

In November 2017, he was suspended from bowling in international cricket.

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ICC should modify rules to allow 'doosra' said Hafeez

"Really happy to see leg spinners come into international cricket. But I still believe something should happen when it comes to the doosra," Hafeez said.

"Saeed Ajmal has given us a lot of excitement as well as Saqlain Mushtaq. It is one area ICC must look into. Some extension in the rules...doosra should be a part of cricket, not taken away from it," he added.

What is doosra in cricket?

A 'doosra' is a delivery that a player bowls with an off spin action that spins from right to left. This is different than a normal off spin delivery that spins left to right. Saqlain Mushtaq was the originator of the 'doosra'.

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