Pakistani cricketers’ trademarks
IN sports, there have been many concepts and inventions patented in the name of inventors.
Dilscoop is a stroke where a batsman goes on one knee and hits a good length or slightly short of length ball straight over the wicket keeper’s head usually to the boundary or over it.
It was displayed at the world level by Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan during the ICC World Twenty20 in June 2009 and it was named after him.
Being a Pakistani, I am proud enough to say that our sportsmen have also contributed many things patentable.
Saqlain Mushtaq invented ‘doosra’ in cricket and Saeed Ajmal invented ‘teesra’ or ‘jalebi’. Now terms doosra and teesra are used all over the world in cricket.
In this regard, I want to invite attention of the Pakistan Cricket Board to pay attention toward things invented by any Pakistani cricketers.
It should be named after him or her as there are chances to name a delivery as ‘chotha’ invented by a bowler from Pakistan in the days to come.
The terms ‘doosra’ and ‘teesra’ could have been patented as Saqlain and Saeed or the names of their places of birth.
It is my firm belief that there would be many occasions where cricketers from Pakistan would introduce something worthy of patent.
J. A. KHURSHEED