Monday, September 14, 2009

Masters at work

Watching Dravid pull Thushara for four in the sixth over reminded me that very few batsmen play that shot better. There is the perfect transfer of weight accompanying the swivel of the feet, the bat goes horizontal and then face down, and the ball races away to the boundary. It's not a shot that is often associated with Dravid just because it doesn't fit into his overall vibe, but it's definitely one that is a signature stroke (jeez, just like the unbelievable cover drive that Sachin has just smoked off Kulasekara). Phew. Lovely batting here. Glad I got up early.

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Blogger Goutham Chakravarthi L S said...

Sachin's driving has been of the Mercedes Benz class. Worth the time for those drives alone.

7:28 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Goutham: It's hard to imagine someone playing that shot better.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Rakesh said...

Dravid is easily our best batsman ever

11:07 PM  

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