Definition of doosra in English:

doosra

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Pronunciation: /ˈduːzrə
 
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noun

Cricket
  • A leg break bowled with an apparent off-break action.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

1990s: from Hindi and Punjabi dūsrā 'second, other (one)', from Sanskrit dvi- 'two'.

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