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Doosra



The Hindi word doosra generally means 'the other one' and, in cricket, refers to a particularly tricky ball bowled by an off-spin bowler that, instead of turning in towards a right-handed striker, turns away, like a leg-break (the reverse of all this will happen if the striker is left-handed). The Pakistani spinner Saqlain Mushtaq may have been the first to develop this type of delivery, but it will be forever associated with the Sri Lankan bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, who regularly bamboozles batsmen with it.