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Old September 26, 2016, 12:43 AM
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Originally Posted by jeesh
To be honest, there was nothing major wrong with his action anyway. The entire thing was a gaffe. Being called up for a delivery he didnt even bowl by a low profile umpire, when some of the best in the business saw nothing wrong in the past year.

There are so many with worse actions who no one will dare to question or bring up. Bumrah for example has a terrible action worth taking a look at. So many of Ashwins deliveries are dodgy.

Corruption of the game. They did the same nonsense with Kusal Perera-blatant error for which they were not least bit apologetic.
Bumrah actually has a clean action because he locks his elbow well before he even enters the delivery stride. Its ugly as heck but squeaky clean. I think Ishant and Umesh have actions that flex as much as Taskin's.

Here is Taskin in the game in which he was called vs today's match after being cleared:



and



As you can see, the action is carbon copy. So if its legal now, it was legal then and always. Taskin was reported as pure politics. Kind of like complaining about a visiting team's water breaks.

And here is Umesh Yadav with a similar degree of flexion:



Of course you'd never expect him to even get reported. But the Taskin's and Eranga's aren't so lucky.
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