Wide delivery reaches point boundary: A recent video of a peculiar wide ball in cricket is doing the rounds on social media.
Fast bowlers tend to bowl wide deliveries with the new ball even at the highest level. Barring odd times when bowlers commit the error of missing the right line, a lot of wide deliveries are because of bowlers not being able to control the swing on the ball.
The aftermath of the same results in the batting team collecting an extra run and the bowler having to re-bowl the delivery.
In some rare cases, the penalty runs increase when a bowler bowl a delivery very high or wide that it goes out of reach of not just the batsman but the wicket-keeper as well.
Such instances generally see the ball running behind the stumps for a boundary if the third-man of fine leg fielder misses to stop it.
Wide delivery reaches point boundary
The recent days have seen a video doing the rounds across social media platforms. In a clip which is from a local tennis tournament, the bowler is seen bowling a wide delivery so wide that it reached the point boundary – almost square of the batsman.
It happens when a left-arm pacer bowls around the wicket to a right-hand batsman. With the ball slipping from his hands, it ends up reaching the boundary.
The bouncy nature of a tennis ball further aids it to reach the fence. Apart from the hilarious video making one and all laugh, it also speaks highly about the bowling action of the bowler. Watch the full video below:
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