Sunil Narine can do it and so can Saeed Ajmal, while Muttiah Muralitharan was a master of it.
We're talking about mystery spin, which can bamboozle batsmen and send them packing into the hutch or, at the very least, restrict their scoring opportunities whilst at the crease.
The twirl of Messrs Narine (West Indies) and Ajmal (Pakistan) could prove pivotal throughout the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh, so we put Rob Key into the ICC World T20 Zone to show you how to deal with it.
The 34-year-old - whose Kent side won the Twenty20 Cup in 2007, beating Gloucestershire in the final - looked at different stances and movements, as well the benefits of the sweep and reverse sweep shots.
Hit the video above to see Rob's demonstration and then check out more of our technical guides throughout the tournament, every night on ICC World T20 Zone.