Ross Taylor doubts Hafeez’s bowling action during match

Web Desk: An interesting development was witnessed during the first one Day between Pakistan and New Zealand when Batsman Ross Taylor by violating the rules of ICC raised objections on the bowling action of Muhammad Hafeez by calling him a ‘chucker’.


Taylor objected to the bowling action in the 26th over of New Zealand innings. The Kiwi batsman told the umpire that the Pakistani spinner was bowling ‘doosra’ — a leg break bowled with an apparent off-break action — which he was not allowed to bowl.

As per rules of International Cricket Council, the authority to judge action of a bowler lies with the on-field umpire. The batsman has no right or jurisdiction to do so.

Umpires did the same by rejecting Taylor’s objection, told him to keep batting as they were observing things.

After the Hafeez’s over skipper Sarfraz Ahmed went to umpire and lodged complaint against the irresponsible gesture of Ross Taylor.

It is pertinent to mention here that Hafeez’s bowling action has been objected to several times in the past.

Taylor’s action was strongly criticized by cricket lovers on social media.



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