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    Take a shot...anyone's shot!

    If you could take a certain shot that a certain international batsman plays so well and use it in your own game, whether to better your technique, or give yourself an extra weapon, what would it be?

    For me, it would have to be the Chris Gayle pull, where he pulls his knee up into his body as he hits it. It's almost like a flick. He sometimes even plays it on line more than length, he can play it off any ball that is short of a half volley. I'd love to have that shot, just dispatching blokes over backward square leg's head everytime the ball came near middle and leg.

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    Either Kemp or Pietersen's disposal of anything over midwicket. It'd suit the Devon leagues.
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    For me it is Tendulkar's trademark 'forward defensive that runs away for a four' shot....from a bowler's perspective, few things can equal the sheer annoyance of that.

    Wouldn't mind Lawrence Rowe's late cut either......he once late-cut Mikey Holding in a domestic match....Mikey Holding!!!!!!

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    I wouldn't mind Lara's come down the track and hit.......He hardly ever mi***** them. It is probably because he picks up the line and length of balls a bit earlier than almost all batsmen. I remember Tony Greig, Kapil Dev and Ian Bishop say that during the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    I wouldn't mind Lara's come down the track and hit.......He hardly ever mi***** them. It is probably because he picks up the line and length of balls a bit earlier than almost all batsmen. I remember Tony Greig, Kapil Dev and Ian Bishop say that during the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy....
    It is amazing how against spinners, he can come down the track, hit completely across the line, against the spin, and still take them *downtown*!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani
    He hardly ever mi***** them.
    hehehe

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    Laxman's flick off the stumps off both feet to the on side.

    I think this is the most devastating shot because he plays it to the best of deliveries perfect in length and irrespective of line.

    I cant think of another shot to put the good bowler off his line and length and make him bowl bad deliveries which I would then pick runs off with my own, more modest, repertoire.

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    Ramprakash's cover-drive for me.

    Whatever his flaws (and I'm sure they've been discussed at great length here & elsewhere) he was (& is) a wonderfully elegant player and his cover drive is the most aesthetically pleasing shot in his repertoire.

    Only player that comes as close to being as easy on the eye when in full flow was Mark Waugh.
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    Walter Hammond's cover drive. The most elegant shot ever seen.

    If you want the discussion to focus on current players, I would say Lara's straight drive off the back foot. The shot of a quality batsman.
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    Another shot I would love to be able to play is Greg Blewett's cover drive. I've never seen someone take as big a step forward to the ball to play such an attacking stroke as what he used to when he was in form.

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    Can i have 2. One would have to be Afridi's humongous pull/drive/slog [its up to you] over mid-on. Any ball, any length, as long as he gets bat on it in that direction, no chance for long on.

    another shot that appeals to me is Vikram Solanki's straight drive. I know it is very rare to see as he is not one of the more consistent players around ATM but when a bowler runs in and bowls the perfect line and length ball on off stump and he comes forward and just knocks at it with one off the more perpendicular bats you will ever see, it's magical. It is a shot timed to perfection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a massive zebra
    Walter Hammond's cover drive. The most elegant shot ever seen.

    If you want the discussion to focus on current players, I would say Lara's straight drive off the back foot. The shot of a quality batsman.
    Yes, that drive off the back foot is quite special

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    how about nick knights reverse sweep.
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    Salman Butts cover drive its SPECTACULAR!...bottom hand heaven
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