Cricketers Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen and rapper Badshah were involved in a funny banter on Instagram after the veteran India batsman posted a video of Shiva Singh’s unusual bowling action.

Shiva was all over the news for his 360-bowling action on the third day of a CK Nayudu Trophy match between Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. During Bengal’s second innings, Shiva jogged in and completed a 360-degree turn before delivering the ball. It was then followed by a drama as umpire Vinod Seshan promptly signalled dead ball. Not surprisingly, the bowlers as well as his teammates were left bemused.

Shiva Singh in his bowling action (Credits: Screengrab)

Later, Shiva said that it was not the first time he bowled like that and also revealed the conversation with the umpire.

“I use different variations in one-dayers and T20s. So I thought of doing the same because the Bengal batsmen were developing a partnership,” Shiva told ESPNcricinfo. “The umpires said dead ball. So I asked “why are you calling it a dead ball?”

“I delivered this 360-degree ball against Kerala in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well, where it was fine. Batsman always go for the reverse-sweep or the switch-hit against bowlers. But when bowlers do something like this it’s deemed a dead ball,” he added.

And away from the field, the cricketing circle cannot stop talking about the bowling action. Yuvraj Singh was also one of them as he posted a video of the action on his Instagram account, writing:

“Legal delivery or no ?? ??????????”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7ilHSjv5x/?fbclid=IwAR1oAyTUmzhhWPgj8zRTFVtDhoFfOo4TkpZI0AUYQPHliUbpEV-h8ua5u6Y

And as soon as he posted his query on the social media, Badshah and Kevin Pietersen jumped into action.

Bashah stated that it was a legal delivery. In reply, Yuvraj said: “acha, then why umpire gave no ball kakey das menu? (ok, then tell me why the umpire gave it a no ball)”.

Kevin Pietersen then had a laugh at Yuvraj’s expense as he wrote:”Those are pie chuckers.”

The former England cricketer had once famously called Yuvraj a pie chucker after being dismissed by him.