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    What's with the guy and his stubborn reluctance to learn to play the pull shot? It's such a shame a talented striker like him struggle with extremely obvious problem like this.

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    He is useful batsman when playing to his potential, along with being a good fielder. hopefully he will sort the problem out .... it's easy to criticize but i guess he knows what needs to be done
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    Just couple of bad games........

    Dhoni should have sent him @ No.3 in first few games.......he is unable to adjust in English conditions it seems!
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    It's notoriously difficult to learn if you're not naturally good at it. I'm not letting him off the hook, but we should probably bear that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I'm not letting him off the hook
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    Didn't intend that one. You can tell because it was reasonably good, if i'd meant it it would've been something unbelievably dire along the lines of "don't pull a fast one on him just because he had a bad game" or the like.

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    I've seen him pull well on slower decks where he has the time to play the shot safely but on wuicker decks he's probably more wary of having a go at it. He's still bloody young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith View Post
    What's with the guy and his stubborn reluctance to learn to play the pull shot? It's such a shame a talented striker like him struggle with extremely obvious problem like this.
    Given that he'll play most of his cricket on lifeless subcontinental pitches, why bother learning to play the shot?

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    Should get Ishant to ping down half-trackers at him during training. Oh, wait,... that's not going to help is it

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    his grip is kinda difficult one to pull off good pull or hook shots with... I guess he will just never really be able to play it completely well.. Just needs to work around it like many other players have done, tbh. In T20s, he needs to make sure he can at least get up, push it down and run off to the other end. The hook or pull is not the only way to tackle quick short pitched bowling to your body... even in T20s...
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    Should atleast try to keep the damn ball down when playing the pull shot. And he says its his favourite shot in the introduction clip that is played everytime he bats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    It's notoriously difficult to learn if you're not naturally good at it.
    Ja, especially being Indian with slow wickets.

    In tests, he can duck every short ball but I'm sure those in India and Raina himself see the limited overs formats as more of a realistic place for him to play international cricket.


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    Given that he'll play most of his cricket on lifeless subcontinental pitches, why bother learning to play the shot?
    Because he is of international class, and while I think Pujara and Rahane are better long-term test prospects, Raina surely must feel he has a long future in the limited overs format for the next 8+ years.

    Since not every series will be held in India, he needs to practice the shots which he'll need to play in places outside of the slow Indian wickets.

    He wont ever be Viv Richards mk.II but he only needs to be good enough that he wont face short stuff everytime he first comes to the crease.
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    Ja, especially being Indian with slow wickets.

    In tests, he can duck every short ball but I'm sure those in India and Raina himself see the limited overs formats as more of a realistic place for him to play international cricket.
    County stint could do him good. A season at a ground like Headingley could be the sort of place he could work out his short ball issues
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    Problem is, I don't see counties lining up to sign him..

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