10 Freaky shots that took the cricket fraternity by surprise

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Cricketers possess a unique style of  strokeplay in the build-up to the gameplay. Shot selection is one deciding factor that determines the scope of the player during an innings. To sustain on the pitch, a batsman needs to have a predetermined mindset in order to deliver a long-lasting force.

Picture Source: Fox Sports
Picture Source: Fox Sports

Had it not for the perfect timing of the ball, the batsman has to accept the unpleasant results. To escape from such terrible things, the batsman should be spot on to find out the line and length at the point of discharge of bowler’s hand.

Overall, cricket is all about understanding the team’s situation and do the proceedings accordingly. If for instance during a batting powerplay where only two fielders are placed outside the 30-yards circle, then the batsman has the upper hand in making most of the runs.

Professionals like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni, Kevin Pietersen, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Tillakaratne Dilshan, AB de Villiers, Kumar Sangakkara and Ricky Ponting are known for their respective trademark shots where cricket fans don’t get bored to watch it again and again.

In some cases, batsmen tend to play shots that are outside the textbook material, which can be called as freak or weird shots. At times, cricketers do come across such things once in a blue moon that can only surprise the onlookers.

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Written by Chaithanya G

A die-hard Arsenal fan and a foodie who likes to deliver some crunch in scripting articles on Cricket.

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