Virender Sehwag, who played cricket professionally in India in the past, thinks that Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling action is “illegal.” Sehwag asserted that Shoaib’s bowling motion was improper and that the latter would jerk his elbow while bowling. Sehwag also claimed that Shoaib did not bowl legally. Virender Sehwag calls Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling ‘illegal’ is the news of the town. Read out the complete details down below with us!
Virender Sehwag calls Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling ‘illegal’
Ex-Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag believes Shoaib Akhtar’s bowling action is “illegal.”Sehwag claimed that Shoaib’s bowling motion was illegal and that he used to jerk his elbow while bowling on the Indian digital show “Home of Heroes.”According to the Indian cricketer, Shoaib was aware that he used to jerk his elbow and that he was chucking. Asked to compare Shoaib to Brett Lee, the former Australian fast bowler said that Lee was easier to pick, but Akhtar’s arm was more difficult to evaluate.
“Why would ICC ban him otherwise? Brett Lee’s hand came down straight, so it was easy to pick the ball. But with Shoaib, you could never guess where the hand and the ball will come from.
“I never feared facing Brett Lee, but with Shoaib, I could not trust what he would do if I hit him twice to the fence. Maybe a beamer or a toe-crushing yorker,” he explained.
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