However, some fans were left scratching their heads over the exact rule and whether or not Shiva Singh's delivery was fair or not. The latest in the list is Shiva Singh, a left-arm U23 spinner from Uttar Pradesh, who though hasn't made his worldwide debut but has made headlines beyond the borders.
There are two laws according to which an umpire can call a ball dead.
THE explanation for why Indian bowler Shiva Singh's freaky 360 delivery was called a dead ball has been revealed.
The umpire waved his arms in the air immediately to signal a dead ball, much to the shock of Singh.
Law No. 22.214.171.124 states that the ball is called dead when there is an instance of a deliberate attempt to distract under either of Laws 41.4 (Deliberate attempt to distract striker) or 41.5 (Deliberate distraction, deception or obstruction of batsman).
If Singh used the 360-turn every time he ran up to bowl, then it would be considered a legal delivery as it would not be an attempt at distraction.
But to the frustration of the bowler and other Uttar Pradesh players, umpire Vinod Seshan signalled "dead ball".
Just prior to delivery as he completed his run-up, Singh turned a full 360 degrees, before releasing the ball with his left arm to the right-handed batsman.
"Firstly, the Laws don't dictate what a bowler's run-up should look like". Batsman always goes for the reverse-sweep or the switch-hit against bowlers.
"The law only states if an offence is made to distract the batsman, rather than the batter actually getting distracted", it wrote in a blog. "But when bowlers do something like this it's deemed a dead ball", he was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.
"The umpire in this example felt that Law 41.4 had been breached".
He was playing against Bengal in the CK Nayudu Trophy - a four-day domestic tournament for under-23s - when he ran in to bowl.