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A type of ball, bowled by an off-spin bowler, that, unlike a normal off break, spins from leg to off for a right-handed batsman; the off-spinner's version of the googly.
A doosra is a particular type of delivery by an off-spin bowler in the sport of cricket. The doosra spins in the opposite direction to an off break, and aims to confuse the batsman into playing a poor shot. Doosra is a word which means " second", or " other" in Urdu and Hindi. It was invented by the Pakistani cricketer Saqlain Mushtaq. Saqlain Mushtaq has also claimed to have invented a variant of the doosra, which he calls the "teesra", meaning " third". A variety of bowlers have made considerable use of the doosra in international cricket. Other Pakistanis who use the doosra include Shoaib Malik and Saeed Ajmal. Users from other nations include Sri Lankans Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis, Indian Harbhajan Singh and South African Johan Botha.
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