Indian cricket has finally found a mystery bowler who can bowl using both the arms. He none other than Akshay Karnewar, and he plays for Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy.
Akshay featured in Board President’s XI which played against Australia in the only practice One-Day match on Tuesday, which they lost by 103 runs.
However, during the match, Karnewar pulled a trick out by switching from right arm leg-break to slow left-arm instantly and also picked up a wicket in the process.
The Board President’s XI had a tough game as they leaked 347 runs in 50 overs. Karnewar gave 59 runs in 6 overs but he did pick one wicket that of Travis Head, who was smashing the bowlers all-over the park. Head smacked 65 off 63 balls and was looking to get Australia’s score beyond 400. Thanks to Karnewar, they saw his back soon.
Karnewar started off as a right arm off spinner but his coach asked him to change his bowling arm as left arm spinners had become a wonder in the city from where he comes, Nagpur. He has picked 34 and 10 wickets in 17 first-class games and 13 T20s.