Not possible to bowl with straight arm: Akram

Published: Sunday, November 14, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore:Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said today most of the bowlers do bend their arm a little bit while bowling and maintained that one can not bowl with an absolutely straight arm.

"I think most of the bowlers do bend a little bit of their arm. You can't bowl a cricket ball with a straight arm," he told reporters.

The legendary fast bowler made the comment when his reaction was sought on the International Cricket Council's proposal that could allow Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to bowl his controversial doosra' again.

"For me, Muralitharan has been a great bowler and I have never had any trouble with him. I don't know what started to happen in the last couple of years. They just targetted Muralitharan... One particular guy," added Akram.

Muralitharan is the second-highest wicket taker in Test cricket with 532 scalps.

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