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    Ganguly's sixes

    hey does anyone know if there is a proper name given to ganguly's 'dance-down-the-track' sixes or is that just what they're called?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hit4Six
    hey does anyone know if there is a proper name given to ganguly's 'dance-down-the-track' sixes or is that just what they're called?
    Stupid risk i think its called?

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    a lot of players play that shot..

    I remember in the last world cup Ponting charged Chiminda Vass and hit him for two sixes in a row.. Kick Night used to do it a lot Hayden does it a lot only he walks down the crease not dances.

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    They all play it in different ways, though.
    Hayden just swings because he's got such a heavy bat, Knight tends to either flick or slap, Ganguly tends to just use the basic Hoick.
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    What about the shovel shot McCullum plays. Is that a yet to be named shot?

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    It's an improper shot, simple as.
    Improper shots don't need names, they're just improvisations.

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    I think the shovel/flick/hoik deserves a name. It's been played by many...Marillier, Lehmann, Campbell, Tushar Imran, McCullum. It's a well known run scorer, it deserves a name
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    But it's not a proper shot all the same..

    you wont see a batsman play it EVER unless quick runs are needed.

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    it does infact have a name, it is called the scoop shot
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    No, it's just been dubbed that by those seeking to avoid the fact that it's pure improvisation used only when scoring runs as quickly as possible is all that matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James90
    I think the shovel/flick/hoik deserves a name. It's been played by many...Marillier, Lehmann, Campbell, Tushar Imran, McCullum. It's a well known run scorer, it deserves a name
    The Hoick is a proper name - it's just a front-foot pull, really.
    Not remotely comparable to a scoop over the wicketkeeper.

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    Silly to call it an improper shot Richard!

    Its a genuine cricket shot played best by Navjot Sidhu among the players I have seen. If ou have the confidence against the spinners to play the shot, and not so risky, then its very proper.

    Sidhu and Ganguly alike havent got out much playing the shot. The implementations by most players of the shot are wrong which is why it seems improper. If you saw 20 players play the hook shot wrong and get out caught, you wouldnt call it improper.

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    It doesn't matter whether people play it with accomplishment - it is not an authentic shot, therefore it for a name it merely deserves "piece of improvisation".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard
    No, it's just been dubbed that by those seeking to avoid the fact that it's pure improvisation used only when scoring runs as quickly as possible is all that matters.

    ...and the aim of batting in cricket is?

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    It totally depends on the situation.

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