Watch: Remember ‘Goli’ From Lagaan? Here Is The Real Life Version Of Him

From Lasith Malinga to Paul Adams, cricket has seen countless out-of-the-box bowling action over the years. Away from real life, and onto the big screen, one bowling action that had all of India talking at one point was that of the character ‘Goli’, played by actor Daya Shankar Pandey, in Aamir Khan starrer ‘Lagaan’. In the film, ‘Goli’ tricks his English counterparts by twisting his arm several times before finally releasing the ball. Well, there is now a real version of ‘Goli’ and the video of him bowling is doing the rounds on social media.

The video was initially tweeted by a Twitter user who captioned it: “Step aside Bumrah, Malinga & Pathirana. Here comes the (emoji of goat) of all the bowling action!!!

It was then shared by Charles Dagnall, a freelance commentator according to his own admission on his Twitter bio, with former England captain Michael Vaughan responding.

“Right action,” wrote Vaughan.

Back to matters on the pitch and talking about Vaughan, the former England captain who commented on the Lord’s Test between England and New Zealand on Saturday, lost his cool following the sacking of Jonny Bairstow.


After Bairstow’s resignation, Vaughan, who was on the BBC’s Test Match Special at the time, finally said: “I’m sorry, that’s stupid. That’s pathetic!”

In the end, England defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the opening test at Lord’s to take a 1-0 lead in three-match runs.

Former captain Joe Root scored a superlative, also hitting the huge 10,000-run milestone along the way. Root is only the second Englishman to reach the milestone and 14th overall.

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