R Ashwin Stuns Cricket Fans With Strange Bowling Action During Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 Dindigul Dragons vs Chepauk Super Gillies Match (Watch Video)
Ravichandran Ashwin (Photo Credits: Twitter/ 4th_Umpire_ | Getty Images)

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin created a buzz among Indian cricket fans and invited various reactions on social media after bowling with a strange bowling action during a Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match on Friday. Ashwin stunned the viewers by bowling with a strange half-roll action during the match while playing for Dindigul Dragons. The incident occurred during Dindigul Dragons vs Chepauk Super Gillies match in TNPL 2019 on Friday.

The opposition team Chepauk Super Gillies needed 17 runs off the final two balls when the right-handed spinner came up with the delivery with the strange action. The video of his delivery was shared on social media and netizens were stunned to watch it. Have a look at the video of Ashwin’s strange delivery below. R Ashwin Records Stuart Broad’s Crazy Celebrations With Nottinghamshire Teammates After Ben Stokes Gets ‘6 Runs’ From a Deflected Overthrow in ENG v NZ, CWC 2019 Final. 

Unpredictable Ashwin!

Cricket fans were quick to react on the incident. While some termed it as an illegal bowling action, others called it Ashwin’s unpredictable style of playing the game. Have a look at some of the tweets.

Is It? 

Ashwin+ Ajanta! 

Dead Arm Action! 

Different Level!

Illegal or not! 

This is not the first time that R Ashwin has stunned the cricket fans. During IPL 2019, the Indian bowler mankaded Jos Buttler in a match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. The England batsman was playing greatly in the match before Ashwin mankaded him at the non-striker’s end without a warning. Buttler was left fuming at his unexpected dismissal. Rajasthan Royals lost that match to Ashwin's team Kings XI Punjab.

The incident also invited huge criticisms for Ashwin, with many fans and cricketers slamming the Indian bowler for his act. However, some fans and critics took sides of Ashwin saying that the dismissal was within the rules of cricket. The incident also marked one of the biggest controversies in IPL 2019.