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shujan
March 23, 2005, 02:40 AM
How to make a perfect straight drive which can passes through the bowler and go straight to the boundary.

A comfortable shot BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sportacademy/hi/sa/cricket/skills/newsid_2063000/2063767.stm)

RazabQ
March 23, 2005, 06:50 AM
my favorite shot I - I usually play it lofted over the bowler.

cricket_pagla
March 23, 2005, 09:02 AM
:cool:
If u close ur eye's.. when ur goin' to play any shot... there is chance for u to play straight shot!.. mayb u got a boundry;)

couger
March 24, 2005, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by razabq
my favorite shot I - I usually play it lofted over the bowler.

Me too, only I get bowled 8 out of 10 times trying to do this.

AsifTheManRahman
March 24, 2005, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by couger
Originally posted by razabq
my favorite shot I - I usually play it lofted over the bowler.

Me too, only I get bowled 8 out of 10 times trying to do this.




and this is how the master does it :)

<img src = "http://www.geocities.com/manav_b_merv/ten12.jpg">


source: <a href ="http://www.geocities.com/manav_b_merv/ten12.jpg">here</a>

Edited on, March 24, 2005, 8:58 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.
Reason: source added

couger
March 24, 2005, 03:31 PM
yeah, that's exactly how i do it---in my dreams!!!!

AsifTheManRahman
March 24, 2005, 03:55 PM
and this is how couger and co. do it....in reality :)

<img src = "http://www.steventoncc.co.uk/Bowled.gif">

now don't give me the crap that you're not left handed - just rotate it by 180 degrees and you may go as far as identifying what you see as symbolic to the logo for the biggest opposition party (or anti government move for that matter) in Bangladesh, let alone a right handed batter who just got his bails uprooted ;)



<a href = "http://www.steventoncc.co.uk/Bowled.gif">Source</a>



Edited on, March 24, 2005, 8:59 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.
Reason: source added

Edited on, March 25, 2005, 5:07 AM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

couger
March 24, 2005, 06:11 PM
No I AM left handed but shows what you know--I always lost my leg stump and the bat used to be far more crossed than that. Huh.

AsifTheManRahman
March 24, 2005, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by couger
I always lost my leg stump

irrespective of where the ball was pitched? i don't believe you.



anyways, the following is the most stupid way i've seen a batsman get out; maybe this is what you were referring to (rotation required):
<img src = "http://www.icc-cricket.com/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/072004/053539.jpg">


question: what do you see when you rotate? The anti-BNP front logo?


Edited on, March 25, 2005, 4:51 AM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

opu_87
March 25, 2005, 09:54 AM
my favourite shot is straing down the ground for six, as sometimes tendulker dose that

chinaman
March 25, 2005, 12:36 PM
One of my weak points. Everytime I consciously tried to do it, I messed up big time. For some unknown reason, it remained and still remain a mystery shot for me and there is no chance in the horizon to concur it.

couger
March 25, 2005, 02:48 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
the following is the most stupid way i've seen a batsman get out; maybe this is what you were referring to (rotation required):
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yeah, that is it!!!!!!!!!!!

cricketboy
March 25, 2005, 10:36 PM
My favorite is also staright drive although i dont play cricket for a long time. You feel a satisfaction when you time it. :up:

sadi
March 25, 2005, 10:39 PM
the little master does it best...i dun know anyone who can do it any better........its one of the shot just like cover drive......when u gets it right.........it feels good... hehe...

chyicarus
March 26, 2005, 01:07 PM
Tendulkar plays every shot the best i've ever seen, but occasionally Inzi will hit the ball so hard down the ground, especially to spinners, that the long-off and long-on won't even get time to run 5 yards.
My favorite shot is the cut and the flick of the wrist to backward square leg, ala Sachin Tedulkar. I don't want to brag but i think i've mastered that one as well.
Playing in the V is always advisable by cricket gurus and helps a batsmen get into the groove during the beginning of the innings.
One of my weak shots is the sweep shot every since i cut myself from the top edge trying to sweep a spinner in inter-school cricket. maybe its more psychological than anything.