Aug 20, 2013
“Just reading articles around, I get a feeling that ppl are quoting me as though I have invented something. I am sorry I am just working on my bowling. Yes I am seeing if I can add variety but definitely no flipper or anything, just working on my basics for now. PERIOD,” Ashwin wrote on the microblogging website Twitter. (sic)
A few days ago a national daily reported that the 26-year-old is working on a special delivery named ‘flipper’.
“I am developing a flipper that pitches just short of a length and skids on,” Ashwin told The Hindu.
“I am also trying to get the carrom ball that spins into the right-hander. This will add a new dimension to my bowling. I have the arm-ball, the carrom ball, and the under-cutter. The carom ball drifts and spins away from the right-hander while the under-cutter cuts slightly away from the batsman.”
“The top-spinner is a pretty natural delivery for me because of over-spin. The arm-ball is an important delivery while bowling at the left-handers,” he added.