The unusual zigzag trajectory of a baseball’s knuckleball can be replicated by a cricket ball thrown at the right speed and length, according to wind tunnel tests.
current bowlers confront the challenging task of constantly expanding their repertoire to keep up with the fast altering nature of the game due to the development of bat technology, ever-shrinking boundaries, and the constantly changing stroke play of current batters. Knuckleball is one of the bowler’s well-liked variants.
When the IPL first began in 2010, Indian pacer Zaheer Khan persuaded South African pacer Charl Langeveldt to divulge the technique for bowling a ball that floats, wobbles, and eventually dips towards the stumps. Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, two other well-known Indian pacers, would later use the knuckleball as a crucial weapon in their conflict with powerful strokemakers.