Talk:Googly

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"Back of the hand"[edit]

What does that actually mean? To me, the back of my hand is the oposite side to my palm. There also isn't a front of the hand for it to be clear exactly where the back of the hand is. Ian 20:28, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

I've edited to clarify this a bit more. -dmmaus 23:15, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

"seam parallel to the palm"[edit]

What does that mean? I can think of three interpretations off the top of my head. Maw 18:09, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

Wider use[edit]

What about this?

Sometimes the name googly is used to refer to any ball which breaks in the unexpected way for the particular bowler, i.e., an orthodox right-arm wrist spinner's leg break as well as a leg spinner's off break, and similarly for left-arm bowlers.[1][2]

  1. ^ My Autobiography, Dickie Bird. Dickie uses the wider sense of the term.
  2. ^ Chambers Dictionary. Googly: "an off-breaking ball with an apparent leg-break action on the part of the bowler, or conversely"

Jagdfeld (talk) 10:55, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Doosra was invented where??[edit]

In pakistan! check the doosra page...Khokhar (talk) 02:02, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Even this Indian news website says it's urdu [1]Khokhar (talk) 02:31, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


my new edit:

in Australia it is commonly referred to as a wrong'un (and in Pakistan as the wrong one, which led to the naming of the doosra [2] [3][4], meaning "the other one" in Urdu[5]) Khokhar (talk) 02:19, 20 June 2009 (UTC)