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Johan Botha, Recovering Chucker

In a previous post, I asked who this man was, and why he was the South African captain, given his short career. A little digging, and a much more controversial picture cameto the fore: Botha was under the spotlight twice for his illegal delivery action, after he had moved from seam to spin. He was eventually cleared, but I wonder why the Australian public was so forgiving during the ODI series. I didn’t hear any cheerful cries of “No ball!” when he ran to the crease, even though those are regular occurrences when a certain Muttiah Muralitharan shows up at an Australian pitch.

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