7 famous cricket personalities who changed their playing roles

Posted by: Shubh Aggarwal

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#1 Billy Bowden

The man who made umpiring look fun with his interesting signalling styles was once a cricketer himself. But Billy Bowden suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and the only way for him to be present on a cricket ground during a live match was to take up umpiring. His unique style of signalling the dismissal of a batsman is not natural. Because of arthritis, it was tough for him to hold the finger straight which led to the “crooked finger of doom”.

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Bowden then added some method to his madness and put his own slant on several other signals, like signalling a four in “crumb-sweeping” style and signalling sixes with a “double crooked finger six-phase hop” and became one of the most popular umpires in world cricket

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