All legspinners are freaks.
Mushtaq Ahmed had hands of doom.
Shane Warne’s wrists were radioactive.
Anil Kumble could see into the future.
Imran Tahir had a magical alice band.
Tiger Bill O’Reilly was an actual tiger.
And Bryce is the human spreadsheet.
Legspinners aren’t normal.
Rahul Sharma is not normal.
He’s massive, maybe 8 foot 9, or taller.
He doesn’t spin it, but he still deceives, perhaps the hardest skill.
And he has a special legspinning bionic eye.
Some say it’s because he suffered bells’ palsy or something similar when he was a child.
The man is just another super human mutant legspinner.
Now this doesn’t mean that Rahul Sharma is going to be the best spinner in the world, or even India’s first choice spinner. But it does mean he has an advantage that no finger spinner could ever have.
The world has been calling out for a tall wrist spinner with a bionic eye for years now, and Rahul could be that man.
If he was in the X-Men, he would be called eye spin, and his super skill would mean that his straight ball would be undetectable to the normal human eye.
He’d kill you while you were still waiting to see whether he’d bowl a leggie or a wrong’un.
His eye would also be silver or gold, which, if I was his manager, I’d have already sorted.
The man is uncanny, this should not be hidden, it should be celebrated like we do for the rest of the legspin freaks.
Legspinners aren’t supposed to be like other people, and Sharma isn’t, he’s better.