Ravi Joshi, from Madhya Pradesh, has a very unorthodox bowling action. It gets difficult for a batsman to pick the delivery from a bizarre bowling action. At first, one would think Ravi is going to deliver the ball from his right hand but after few twists of hands, he bowls it with the left hand.
Recently, the left arm spinner came in news for his bowling action, playing for Rewa team in Madhya Premier League cricket tournament at Bab-e-Aali Stadium in Bhopal.
The 21-year-old has become center of attraction in the tournament. As per Times of India quotes, Ravi said it's his natural action but people make fun of him. “It is true that people make fun of my action. I can't help as it is my natural action,” said Ravi.
The Rewa spinner has picked up two wickets in two matches till now. The wickets could have been more had fielders not dropped two catches off his bowling.
Ravi, who hails from Nainital, Uttarakhand, said coaches have given him the green signal to continue with the same action.“Coaches told me that there is no problem in my bowling action if I can toss the ball on the pitch properly. Thereafter, I have never thought of changing the action."
Ravi wants to play for the country. “I have played in various league tournaments but my wish to don the Indian jersey. I will shift to Delhi soon to start playing from a club,” he said.
His bowling action was viral on the internet but no one could recognize him by his name. Here are the videos of his bowling: