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Mendis spins a mystery

July 22, 2008

Mendis, who has played eight one-day internationals, bowls a mixture of off-breaks, leg-breaks, googlies, top-spinners and a new variation dubbed the 'carrom ball', which he flicks with the third finger, that batsmen have found difficult to pick.

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  • "I don't know where we find these people but once in a way, once in 10 years, we get these special bowlers coming from nowhere," Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said during a promotional event in Mumbai.

    "I think we are blessed with them."

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