> >Mike, are you seriously putting this forward as 'rational'?
> >> Mike
> >Surely Elliott was saying that the above 10% flex that Murali uses for
> >his doosra doesn't give him an advantage, not that the doosra itself
> >gives no advantage?
> The above is quite possibly the most self contradictary statement I
> have ever read on Usenet and I have been posting since 1993.
Are you also unable to read?
Did you miss the bit about variety being an important part of a bowlers
Or does the term 'variety' mean nothing to you in a cricketing sense?
> Are you really this stupid or are you just being facetious?
> According to Elliot:
> Murali can't bowl the doosra without a 10% flex.
the limit for spinners is currently 5%).
> the 10% flex gives no advantage
> What is the Doosra if not an advantage of the 10% flex since he cannot
> bowl it without it?
Are you genuinely thick, or do you just put it on for show when on rsc?
Elliott is clearly (and has clearly) said that Murali bowls his doosra
above the 10% threshold, but gains no advantage from it.
ie he's saying that whilst the doosra is outside of the current guidelines,
he (Murali) gains no advantage from that (I'm no biomechanist, but I'd
assume it goes along the lines of not imparting any extra spin-after all,
isn't this what all the fuss is about? Murali gains an unfair advantage
because he chucks. By chucking, he gains more spin than 'normal' bowlers)
and he *recommends* that the limit for spinners be increased *for all
> Your agument is like saying
> "Surely Mr Smith was saying that it was the steroids the runner used
> for building up his speed that gave him no advantage, not the running
> speed itself giving no advanrage"
I've met some dills on this group, but today you're handsomely ahead.
You do realise, don't you, Mike, that Elliott agrees with me?
The likes of Sad Hamish, Colin Crackpot and AlveyTroll agree with you.
Even if Elliott were of below the intelligence required to tie shoelaces,
I'd still comfortably agree with him in preference to the tribe you've
thrown your hat in with.