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IPL: Bowlers Who've Perfected Knuckleball

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“Okay, Ishant just bowled the best knuckleball wicket I’ve ever seen!” tweeted Dale Steyn after Ishant Sharma bowled out Vijay Shankar in DC vs GT game last night.

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Knuckleball is delivered by holding the ball with the knuckles and releasing it with a wobbly motion. It is a slow delivery and difficult to pick up by batsmen. 

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The pioneer of the knuckleball is Zaheer Khan, who picked up this art from South African pacer Charl Langeveldt, in 2010, and used it to great efficacy in the subsequent year's World Cup.

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Since then, many bowlers have used the knuckleball as a surprising delivery to deceive batsmen and take wickets.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the master practitioner of this type of delivery, having taken many wickets with this risky art. 

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Some of the popular bowlers who have used knuckleball in IPL are Vinay Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, and Andrew Tye. 

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