Naeem Islam and his high-step

You win this time, Naeem Islam!It’s a great era for run-ups. As well as Friedel de Wet’s bunny-hop, we also have Naeem Islam’s high-step.

Just as he’s about to enter his delivery stride, his right leg suddenly tries to knee him in the face. It’s ace.

We can only assume that Naeem Islam learnt to bowl on a pitch inhabited by a mole who would leap from the ground from that exact point and always at that exact moment. Naeem Islam would thus have developed the high-step as a means of bypassing the mischievous subterranean mammal.


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5 Appeals

  1. He’s the little-known superhero Alien-Limb-Syndrome-Man!

  2. King Cricket

    February 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Maybe he’s got a daytime version of the Jimmy Legs.

  3. Or he’s trying desperately to contain the, visceral, ever-present urge to kick Paul Collingwood in the shins.

  4. The moops

  5. Do I recognise Shenley Cricket Ground in the background behind the mole or am I imagining things?

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