Twitterati break into laughter after watching Manoj Tiwary’s hillarious action
Manoj Tiwary previously used to bowl leg-breaks.
Published - Apr 26, 2018 9:24 pm | Updated - Apr 26, 2018 9:34 pm
The cricketing world has been a witness to a number of weird bowling actions, which has caught everyone by surprise. From Paul Adams, Lasith Malinga to Sohail Tanvir, the bowlers don’t leave any stone unturned in churning out something new every time. A bowler is generally advised to resort to an uncomplicated bowling lineup as it enables them to keep their shape while delivering the ball.
Nevertheless, some bowlers find the awkward actions as their comfort zone and try to unleash them. Indian cricket has had a couple of bowlers who are known for their bizarre actions, Jasprit Bumrah and Kedar Jadhav are a couple of them. The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently taking place and another uncanny bowling action has emerged from the blues.
The abnormal bowling action by Manoj Tiwary
Out of all the bowlers, it was Manoj Tiwary, who grabbed the limelight when he came out to bowl. He used to be an effective leg spinner earlier in his career. However, he has been seen bowling off-breaks for Punjab during the game between the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The action was similar to the one by Kedar Jadhav, where the ball is released from around stump-height. However, Tiwary’s action seemed to an exaggerated version of the one by Jadhav. At the time of releasing the ball, he crouched as much as he could, bowled a round-arm delivery, which was released almost below stump height. To be precise, the point of release was lower than that of Lasith Malinga.
He bowled only a solitary over in which he conceded 10 runs. Most importantly, from being a leggie, Tiwary has suddenly become a peculiar looking off-break bowler. It will now be interesting to see whether he will be able to churn out wickets with his revamped action or not.
Here are the reactions:
With that bowling action, Manoj Tiwary will make even Kedar Jadhav and Lasith Malinga jealous. #IPL
— Shubh AggarWall (@shubh_chintak) April 26, 2018
Wasn't Manoj Tiwary bowling leg spin few years back?
— Harisankar (@harish_staycalm) April 26, 2018
I'm loving this from Manoj Tiwary. Irrespective of how he bowls, great to see a player add another dimension to their game and remain relevant, just like Ashwin's leggies.
— Snehal Pradhan (@SnehalPradhan) April 26, 2018
Interesting action, Manoj Tiwary. Perfectly legal, though.
— Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) April 26, 2018
After saw Manoj Tiwary bowling action..
— Saurabh Manjhi ? (@saurabhmanjhi_) April 26, 2018
— Bhargava (@bhargava_tweets) April 26, 2018
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) April 26, 2018
— Suneer (@suneerchowdhary) April 26, 2018
— Ankit Mishra (@editedidea) April 26, 2018
— Rohith Nair (@RohithNair) April 26, 2018
What an incredibly chutiya bowling action Manoj Tiwary has … Is it even legal? Gosh! Can't stop laughing … #SRHvKXIP
— oye vicky (@vickymishra120) April 26, 2018
Is it even allowed what Manoj Tiwary is bowling? A liitle bit lower, that will be called under-arm bowling.#SRHvKXIP
— Anil Honrao (@HonraoAnil) April 26, 2018
Right-arm submarine from Manoj Tiwary. 'Tis becoming a sub-genre now.
— Srinath (@srinathsripath) April 26, 2018
Manoj Tiwary's bowling action is a serious competition to Kedar Jadhav and even Lasith Malinga. Too weird to be legal one may say. #SRHvKXIP
— North Stand-Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) April 26, 2018
— Bhargav Darekar (@b_darekar) April 26, 2018