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The Surfer

A rare English legspinner

The Indian Express' Aditya Iyer attends England's training session to see whether legspinner Scott Borthwick lives up to the hype.

Dustin Silgardo
25-Feb-2013
The Indian Express' Aditya Iyer attends England's training session to see whether legspinner Scott Borthwick lives up to the hype.
A few yards in front of the England bowling coach at Ferozeshah Kotla’s practice nets, Scott Borthwick walked in purposefully towards the popping crease. The ball pitched outside the leg-stump, tore acutely across the willow, tied a bewildered Kevin Pietersen into ugly knots and had Ahmed spitting with praise and laughter. “Perfection Scotty, perfection,” the bubbly ‘Mr Mushy’ exclaimed, before adding, “Turned that one like the legend himself.”

Dustin Silgardo is a former sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo