Least all the fans of cricket around the world know about the Women’s World Cup qualifier is going on in Sri Lanka and many Asian girls are doing well for their team. Apart from India’s Devika Vaidya who stunned all by hitting a half-ton against Sri Lanka in only her second ODI outing and Pakistan’s Sana Mir’s 100-wicket achievement, a Bangladeshi bowler had stunned the world by doing something rare in Cricket.
Shaila Sharmin, a right-arm off-spinner Bangladeshi bowler, was seen using her left and right arm equally well in the same over against Pakistan’s left-right pair Bismah Mahroof and Nain Abidi to add pressure. The 27-year-old bowler transitioned using one hand to the other with little fuss.
Sharmin’s bowling caught attention when former England Women cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent tweeted the rare act of along with the photos the other. She said that she wondered to see Sharmin bowling ambidextrously; a rare scene that she is witnessing for the first time in international cricket.
However, this is not the first time that a bowler is experimenting bowling with both hands. During 1996 World Cup, Sri Lanka’s Hashan Tillakaratne bowled with his both arms during a match against Kenya in Kandy.
This rare act was once again seen in the international cricket when Kamindu Mendis of Sri Lanka doing bowling with both hands against Bangladesh in the U-19 World Cup.
Even in Indian domestic cricket, Vidharba’s Akshay Karnewar has done it a few times. The Royal Challengers Bangalore cricketer can bowl off spin as well as left-arm spin.
Meanwhile, Sharmin’s experiment with the hands had not earned her any wicket. She remained wicketless and bowled 3 overs for 18 runs. She also did not well do anything miraculous with her bat as well. Sharmin was out for only a short stint in the crease with only taking seven runs.