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The second one: These spinners are experts at the 'doosra'

May 02, 2018, 08:00 IST

South African Johan Botha was reported for his version of the doosra after the 3rd Test match against Australia in 2006. Botha was playing in his maiden Test match at the time. His bowling was later ruled illegal, and he was banned, though this ban was subsequently lifted. He is now allowed to bowl all types of deliveries except the doosra, which was deemed to exceed the 15-degree limit. (Pic/ AFP)

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Former South Africa spin veteran Johan Botha is known for his ability to bowl the 'doosra', which he employs to great effect. On his birthday today, we look at some of the best exponents of this art...