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5 Bowlers with controversial bowling actions

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Bowlers with illegal actions has been a menace that cricket administrators have been trying to deal with for a long time. Certain bowlers, even after successfully undergoing bio-metric analysis to prove the legality of their actions, have been questioned and termed as “Chuckers”. Here is a list of 5 bowlers with the most controversial actions in World Cricket.

1. Muttiah Muralitharan

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Muttiah Muralitharan

Probably the most spoken about. Muralitharan was even no-balled by Darrell Hair for chucking. However, on the ICC’s insistence, Murali underwent successful tests to prove that his action was legal, and that he was playing within the rules of the game. To his doubters, he even released a video of him bowling every delivery in his repertoire with a brace on his arm that prevented it from bending.

Controversy never left Murali alone though, as past greats often questioned his action repeatedly, not least Bishen Singh Bedi.

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