Daily Archives: 2 December 2007

"Harbhajan is a chucker!"

That is not my statement, it is spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi’s. Feeding some fodder to the Aussie media before the India series is to begin, this is what he had to say –

A lot of people have questioned Harbhajan’s action and they are right to. He has the same problem as Murali

Bedi of course has openly criticised Murali before. When he was once asked about Murali’s doosra, Bedi reportedly said Arre, uska pehla hi theek nahin hai tho, doosra ki kya baath karoon mein” (Although the punch of the line is lost in translation, it loosely reads – “When his main delivery itself is not right, what can I say about his doosra”).

Bedi in the interview to the Sunday Age also sees chucking as a bigger problem than even match fixing –

Chucking is a bigger disgrace than match-fixing because it is done out in the open. It is the scourge of cricket and must be stopped

Oh, well…

Also read: A world of bent elbows and javelin throws