The just-concluded 2017 was full of unforgettable moments. From Steve Smith’s DRS controversy, the controversial no-ball by Kieron Pollard to deny Evin Lewis a record-breaking hundred, Ben Stokes’ rumble outside a pub and many more incidents that made the year an unforgettable one. And as if all those were not enough, another memorable spectacle was witnessed on the very last day of 2017 when Jemma Barsby stunned the world with her impressive ambidexterity for the Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Barsby, on Sunday (December 31), bowled half of an over to the Adelaide Strikers with her right arm before switching to her left arm to deliver the remaining three balls. She delivered the first three deliveries of right-arm off-spin from over the wicket and then went around the wicket to bowl the fourth ball with her left arm before delivering the final two deliveries using her left arm from over the wicket, leaving everyone stunned.
Here is the clip posted by her team on Twitter:
Barsby went on the finish with figures of 2-25 from her four overs, helping her side restrict Strikers to 119/7 in the allotted 20 overs. In reply, Heats chased down the total with ease with 22 balls and eight wickets to spare.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time any cricketer has bowled with both hands in a match. The former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper, Hashan Tillakaratne had bowled with both of his hand in an over against Kenya during a 1996 World Cup match. Recently, Vidarbha spinner Akshay Karnewar and Sri Lankan spinner Kamindu Mendis were seen doing the same. Mendis, who will lead Sri Lanka in the upcoming Under-19 World Cup, did it during the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, Karnewar was seen doing the same in the warm-up game against Australia.
Video of the day: