You’d think professional cricketers could just run up and bowl the perfect ball every single time.
You’d also be wrong.
India’s Ravindra Jadeja might just have bowled the worst ball in the history of cricket.
It was the type of ball that you see in amateur matches when the kid that has never played before finally gets a bowl.
Scroll down to see the unbelievably bad delivery.
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Yes, that is a five-bounce no ball. Absolutely awful.
When Steve Harmison bowled that outrageous wide with the first ball of the first Ashes Test match back in 06/07, many thought he wouldn’t be outdone.
Then we saw Morne Morkel’s dreadful wide against England in a T20 match.
You can decide which is worse but, Jadeja’s horror delivery is just something else.
Jadeja was spared further embarrassment as debutant batsman Haseeb Hameed, who is actually allowed to dispatch the ball to the boundary, just let it harmlessly roll through to the wicket-keeper.
The commentator at the time, Michael Atherton said he’d have “been swinging out of his crease to smack it’. Think we would have as well.
England in control
Centuries from Joe Root (124), Ben Stokes (128) & Moeen Ali (117) saw England finish up with a gargantuan total of 537 at lunch on day two.
After their struggles against the Bangladeshi spinners, this innings is exactly what England needed as they took apart what is arguably the best spin attack in world cricket.
Was Jadeja's awful delivery the worst you have ever seen? Let us know below.
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