doosra

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a ball bowled by a right-arm finger-spinner that breaks from leg towards off after pitching; a disguised leg-break, effectively a finger-spinner’s googly
    Citation ‘Saqlain Mushtaq invented and Murali perfected the doosra to counter hard-charging, bludgeon-wielding modern batsmen who were threatening to make finger-spin obsolete’ (Mukul Kesavan, Cricinfo Magazine January 2006, p31)
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