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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Ball of the Century

The ball that dismissed Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the first innings of the Delhi test is, according to me, the ball of the century, and one of the all time greats.

The ball pitched slightly outside leg stump, and Dhoni went on the front-foot and presented a defensive face of the bat. The ball spun sharply away from him, travelled a few inches outside the line of his bat, and crahes into top of the off-stump.

What makes it the ball of the century is the fact that it was an off-spinner's doosra.