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Dhawan reported for suspect bowling action during SA Test

CRICKET-IND-RSA-DHAWAN Shikhar Dhawan looks on during the second day of the fourth Test cricket match between India and South Africa at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi | AFP

He bowled three overs during the Delhi test against South Africa

  • Dhawan, who has never bowled in a one-day international or Twenty20, must undergo testing within two weeks according to ICC regulations but can continue bowling in international cricket until the result is known.

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan was reported for a suspect bowling action during the recently concluded fourth Test against South Africa in Delhi, reports said.

Dhawan, who occasionally bowls off-spin, bowled three overs during South Africa's second innings to break a dogged third-wicket stand between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium.

Dhawan, who has never bowled in a one-day international or Twenty20, must undergo testing within two weeks according to ICC regulations but can continue bowling in international cricket until the result is known.

“The match officials' report, which was handed over to the India team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 30-year-old's off-spin deliveries,” the ICC said in a statement.

“Dhawan's bowling action will now be scrutinised further under the ICC process relating to suspected illegal bowling actions reported in tests, ODIs and T20Is.”

India won the fourth test against the world's number one ranked side to complete a 3-0 series win.

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