Birthday special in pictures: Top 10 weirdest bowling actions


The former South African bowler probably tops the list of weird bowling actions. Former England cricketer Mike Gatting compared the unorthodox spinner’s bowling style to that of a ‘frog in a blender’. Despite his head pointing towards the sky, he could perfectly place the ball in the area he intended to. Initially, he caught most batsmen by surprise, but later on it wore off and so did his career. (Pic/ Midday archives)

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Many bowlers have made news both, because of their talent as well as their unique action. On former South African player Paul Adams' birthday, we take a look at some of the weirdest bowling styles in cricket