Courtesy of Ravindra S. Goonetilleke©
Murali’s hand cannot be fully straightened. His elbow range of motion is limited and below the specified amount as shown below.
Depending on the direction of viewing, his arm may be seen as straight or bent.
3 views of Murali’s arm. First and third views show a straight arm but the centre figure shows a bent arm. Most of the controversy is as a result of this illusion.
A different view. Arms not fully straight! Pictures taken using a 3-D camera. Try focussing your left eye on left side of picture and right eye on right side of picture. If you do it properly, you should see a 3-D image.
A few different views
Pictures re published courtesy of Ravindra S. Goonetilleke