Birthday special in pictures: Top 10 weirdest bowling actions


Malinga, or as he is famously known as ‘The Slinga’, can be quite intimidating right from the start of his run up. He rushes in full pace and then slings the ball in with a straight hand which appears to look like a throw. Although he is not much of a surprise to batsmen today, he still plays a huge role in bagging crucial wickets. He was pulled up for suspected bowling action but it has still not hindered his flow or form. The Sri Lankan pacer is a huge star in the IPL as well. (Pic/ Suresh K.K.)

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Many bowlers have made news both, because of their talent as well as their unique action. On Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga's birthday, we take a look at some of the weirdest bowling styles in cricket