Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 8:47
Darrell Hair Picks Out Saqlain Mushtaq, Harbhajan Singh and Muralitharan as 'Role Models' for 'Chuckers'
Former Australian Test umpire Darrell Hair has named three sub-continental spin giants - Muttiah Muralitharan, Saqlain Mushtaq and Harbhajan Singh - as the 'role models' for the increasing number of 'chuckers' in the game currently.
Slamming the famed trio, Hair told Sydney Morning Herald, that he said it in the late '90s that if something wasn't done about it, they'd have a generation of chuckers on their hands.
They try to emulate Harbajan Singh, Saqlain Mushtaq and Muralitharan and that's the problem.
Since July 2014, ICC match officials have reported five spinners - Sri Lanka's Sachitra Senanayake, Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, New Zealand's Kane Williamson, Zimbabwe's Prosper Utseya and Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi for suspect action. All five have been banned from bowling in international cricket.