Chinaman bowling is just the opposite of normal leg-spin, so to differentiate between the stock delivery of a leg spinner and a chinaman bowler, when a leg spinner is bowling a leg break to a right-hand batsman the ball will turn outside the off stump the chinaman ball turn into the right-hander which means from outside off going towards the leg stump. Now the googly of the chinaman bowler is the normal leg-spin of a right-hand leg-spin which is bowled from the back of the hand. Now the question why is it so difficult to judge a left-arm leg spinner? Just because left-arm spinners are too rare to be found which makes it difficult to play them the first few times which makes the variations even more difficult to play.
So a normal person would not understand the word “chinaman” until you do not tell him it means left arm leg spin/ wrist spin. The word chinaman originated in the year 1933 when England were playing west indies and a bowler named Ellis Achong who was known to be the first Chinese international cricketer got Walter Robbins stumped of a ball which turned into a right-hander but the bowler who got the wicket was known to only use his fingers to turn the ball. After getting out Walter Robbins in a greatly annoyed mood said and I quote “ Fancy being done by a bloody CHINAMAN’ The match eventually getting drawn but the phrase chinaman became synonymous to all left-arm wrist spinners.
The most known chinaman bowler to me was Brad Hogg from Australia because he was the first one I saw and found a resemblance to, now the question why would I find a resemblance to an Australian bowler that is because I am also a chinaman bowler. My unique skill was found in 2009 by former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja where he informed me about the rareness of skill like this. It took me a while to understand how to control my hand movement and relies on the ball. Today I have almost mastered the skill of my stock delivery which is the googly of a left-arm wrist spinner.
Not more than a two weeks back I met Aakash Chopra to whom I showed my bowling videos and he told me that I have a very close resemblance to the South African bowler Paul Adams because the both of us bend our bodies to a very low level while bowling and we do not face the batsman while we release the ball. This action is called “ THE FROG IN A BLENDER ACTION’.