(Video) Deepak Chahar bowls a beaut of a knuckleball to dismiss Wanindu Hasaranga

Deepak Chahar's lovely knuckleball got the better of Wanindu Hasaranga.

Aryan Surana

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.

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.