Entry from British & World English dictionary
A leg break bowled with an apparent off-break action.
- Cricket needs to take a call on what the doosra means to the game.
- Morton, looking to work to leg, was trapped plumb in front with the doosra.
- The over-reliance on the doosra can sometimes distract a bowler from his primary craft.
1990s: from Hindi and Punjabi dūsrā 'second, other (one)', from Sanskrit dvi- 'two'.
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