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Definition of "doosra" [doosra]

  • A type of ball, bowled by an off-spin bowler, that, unlike a normal off break, spins from leg to off for a right-handed batsman; the off-spinner's version of the googly. (noun)

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Use "doosra" in a sentence
  • "Saqlain was one of the top off-spinners in his prime and was credited with inventing the "doosra" - a delivery which spins the opposite way from normal off-spin."
  • "Murali was also one of the first to perfect the so-called doosra"
  • "The legality of the off-spinner's 'doosra' - the ball he turns away from the right-handed batsman - was questioned by former England captain Bob Willis during the First Test between Pakistan and England here, even though Ajmal's bowling action was cleared by the International Cricket Council in May 2009."