Deepak Chahar's well-disguised knuckleball castled Wanindu Hasaranga neck and crop in the ongoing second ODI between India and Sri Lanka. A knuckleball is tricky to execute, with the nails digging up in the seam and deceiving the batsman for lack of pace. But a few street-smart merchants in world cricket have managed to get a hang of it, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Chahar easily the finest exponents in the game.
The beaut of a slower delivery appeared to have jagged notoriously in the air before zooming past Hasaranga's defences to rattle the sticks.
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Deepak Chahar gets in on the act now 💪July 20, 2021
Chahar hadn't enjoyed the rub of the green earlier when Manish Pandey, usually the safest pair of hands, grassed a sitter at second slip. But the seamer has pocketed a couple of wickets since then, doing his bit as India kept the run rate under firm control.