A 360 degree bowling action!

While it is not known when and where this incident happen or which country the video raises a few interesting questions. Is it a legal delviery? Was the umpire right to call it a dead ball

Former England captain Michael Vaughan was impressed while legendary India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi called Shiva "weirdo".

The MCC added that unless the 360 degree twirl was part of the bowler's run-up for every ball, the umpire may need to consider if the action was intended as a distraction. So what prompted the match officials to term the delivery by Shiva as a dead ball.

The argument for and against the technique comes with interpretation of the game's law, which states; "Either umpire shall call and signal Dead ball when ... there is an instance of a deliberate attempt to distract under either of Laws 41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract striker) or 41.5 (Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman)".

Shiva Singh's weird delivery was called a dead ball by the umpire and has caused plenty of debate in the cricketing world as to whether it should have been a legal delivery or not.

Seshan called dead ball as soon as the delivery was bowled - before the batsman had played his shot - as he felt it was a deliberate attempt to distract him.

"Firstly, the Laws don't dictate what a bowler's run-up should look like".

Just prior to delivery as he completed his run-up, Singh turned a full 360 degrees, before releasing the ball with his left arm to the right-handed batsman. Batsman always goes for the reverse-sweep or the switch-hit against bowlers.

The MCC stated that the offence is an "attempt to distract the striker", rather than the striker "actually being distracted". "But when bowlers do something like this it's deemed a dead ball", Shiva mentioned.

- Award 5 Penalty runs to the opposing side.

"The umpire in this example felt that Law 41.4 had been breached".

The incident took place on the third day of a CK Nayudu Trophy match between Bengal and Uttar Pradesh in Kalyani.

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