To play the #PaddleSweep, You have to be cautious of the bowler's line, it is Imperative to cover the stumps with your back leg. Pick the length early, follow the ball all the way till it hits the bat and ensure you hit on top of the ball. Depending on where you want to place the ball, guide it with the face of the bat. Close the bat’s face for hitting it towards fine leg or open the bat’s face for hitting it behind square. While facing Shane Warne, I opted for an open stance outside leg stump with my back leg covering the stumps. #WhackItWednesday
For over 40 years, Annabel Mehta has been working tirelessly towards improving the lives of the less fortunate in Mumbai. I have seen her closely as she lead her team at Apnalaya India and my admiration for her has only grown with time. Now being honoured with the MBE by the UK Government is an acknowledgment of her efforts. She inspires a lot of us into believing that change is possible. And she is also my mother in law ....
If there's one word that personifies Yuvraj Singh, it's resilience and he embodies this spirit like nobody else. His return to the team after numerous challenges is legendary, still makes me feel emotional about the many hurdles he has faced to get to the 300th match of his life. His career has been replete with ups and downs, but Yuvi has always addressed each stage of his life with his signature 'never say die attitude' and complete poise. I am sure he will bring more laurels to India with his abilities to take the game away from the opposition.
#PullShot: To play the pull shot, you first have to understand the bounce off the pitch and accordingly pick the line and length of the ball as early as you can, depending on whether you want to play the shot along the ground or in the air. The length of the ball varies with different surfaces and there isn’t just one spot from where you can pull the ball. After picking the line & length, move your right foot across and try covering the line of the ball as much as possible. Extend your arms fully and go with the shot. #WhackItWednesday
#BackFootDrive: To play a back foot drive, the first and most important thing is to understand how much the ball is seaming off the wicket. The pace and bounce of the wicket needs to be analyzed. Once you pick the release point of the bowler and the line of the ball, try staying as side on as possible. Look to complete the shot with your left elbow high and right hand going in the same direction (for a right handed batsman). To have better control and balance, I got on to my toes which also generated power. #WhackItWednesday
#StraightDrive: Took me years of practice to get this shot just the way I wanted it. Make sure to keep your eye on the ball till the very end and maintain your body balance throughout. Ensure your head is well-positioned and play with soft hands. #WhackItWednesday
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