Video: Ambidextrous Cape Town Blitz spinner takes a wicket with each arm

File image: Gregory Mahlokwana.

Cape Town Blitz spinner Gregory Mahlokwana bowls left- and right-arm spin.

A recent Mzansi Super League fixture against the Durban Heat at Kingsmead saw Mahlokwana dismiss opener Sarel Erwee with the right arm and opposition captain Dane Vilas with the left.

Right-arm spinner

Left-arm spinner

Mahlokwana was purchased for R100,000 in round 12 of the MSL player draft earlier this year.

What was said about Mahlokwana

‘For me it’s about the skill the player brings and the responsibility that he has been tasked with in the past. Bowling for the Titans at SuperSport Park, it’s a tough ground to bowl at. He bowls in the powerplay and his economy rate is quite good,’ said Blitz head coach Ashwell Prince at the time.

‘It’s more the skill and also the responsibility the player has had to shoulder before, which indicates that he is up to the challenge. That was what drew us towards him.

‘Bowling in the middle overs is different to bowling at the start, and he’s done that successfully in the past, which is sort of the valuable experience we were looking for.’

Titans and Tshwane Spartans head coach Mark Boucher added: ‘He uses both his arms‚ which is a rarity‚ and he is something special.

‘In the past‚ the Titans have produced international players, but we have not produced enough young players and he is one of the few young players who will be given a chance to prove themselves. We are excited about him and he is something of a secret weapon.’

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