Dead-Balling Shiva Singh’s 360 Delivery Curbs Bowlers’ Innovation

Dead-Balling Shiva Singh’s 360 Delivery Curbs Bowlers’ Innovation

Shiva Singh of Uttar Pradesh does a 360-degree turn before bowling the delivery. "The umpires said dead ball, so I asked "why are you calling it a dead ball?" But the uniqueness of the idea has seen the video go viral on social media where it has racked up a large number of views and shares.

Surely left-arm spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi would have never attempted anything even remotely close to what Uttar Pradesh's Shiva Singh pulled off in the CK Nayudu Trophy match against Bengal a few days back.

THE explanation for why Indian bowler Shiva Singh's weird 360 delivery was called a dead ball has been revealed.

The left-arm orthodox spinner who was bowling from around the wicket was nearing the popping crease during his run-up and then spun around a full 360 degrees before delivering the ball.

The umpire immediately called a dead ball for distracting the batter, but Singh told ESPN CricInfo it was a genuine delivery and one he had used before without being called a dead ball.

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And so, for his confidence, I think it's very important. "It was very hard to be unsafe , but we were better in the first 25 minutes of the second half".

- Summon the offending player's captain and issue a first and final warning which shall apply to all members of the team for the remainder of the match. Batsmen always go for the reverse-sweep or the switch-hit against bowlers. "But when bowlers do something like this it's deemed a dead ball", he was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.

According to Law 20.4.2.7, an umpire can signal a dead ball if "there's an instance of a deliberate attempt to distract under either of Laws 41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract striker) or 41.5 (Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman)". "The ball shall not count as one of the over".

The MCC stated that the offence is an "attempt to distract the striker", rather than the striker "actually being distracted".

Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar was pleasantly surprised by Shiva's action and terming him a "360 degree bowler", he said this is something he is seeing for the first time.

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