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  • Pull

    5 12.50%
  • Hook

    2 5.00%
  • Lofted Straight Drive

    6 15.00%
  • Straight Drive

    7 17.50%
  • Cover Drive

    6 15.00%
  • On Drive

    5 12.50%
  • Square Drive

    0 0%
  • Square Cut

    2 5.00%
  • Late Cut

    3 7.50%
  • Sweep

    0 0%
  • Paddle Sweep

    1 2.50%
  • Slog Sweep

    1 2.50%
  • Leg Side Flick off the pads

    0 0%
  • Ramp

    0 0%
  • The "Chris Martin"

    2 5.00%
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    Favourite shot?

    To see someone execute perfectly.

    For me, its the pull shot, when someone absolutely nails it. Even though it went straight to Bravo, Ponting's pull shot was my favourite shot of the summer so far.

    Second, would be the lofted straight drive, right over the bowler's head.
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    The nurdle. Closely followed by the nudge. And a textbook "leave alone" - bat raised aloft like the mast of a magnificent ship - is hard to beat for purity and elegance.

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    Ponting's pull shot is a thing of awesomeness.
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    An on drive, hit back past the bowler before he can react.


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    Prefer the hook to the pull, but that shot was much better pre-helmet era. Plus, I'm old school - keep the ball on the ground! I'll take the on drive or the cover drive.
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    Paddle sweep - when Sachin plays it. Or the backfoot punch to the covers that Sachin plays.

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    Love a good 'inside-out' drive Herschelle Gibbs style.
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    Lofted straight drive for me but only when played with what looks like minimum power, Ponting's off Sidebottom this year was one of the best shots I have ever seen.

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    Almost any six hit by Yuvraj Singh. He may not have the test average to go with it, but the lazy elegance and pure timing behind those shots gets me everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    Paddle sweep - when Sachin plays it. Or the backfoot punch to the covers that Sachin plays.
    Yea, there was a match (against England?) where he played the frontfoot and backfoot cover drives off consecutive balls. I had to change my underwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Almost any six hit by Yuvraj Singh. He may not have the test average to go with it, but the lazy elegance and pure timing behind those shots gets me everytime.
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    Tempting to go for a cover drive at it is, I'm a sucker for a late cut. Lara's was a thing of wonder.
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    Can't choose, each shot has its own particular trait that makes it a thing to marvel at when player in a certain manner by a certain player.
    For example, for any batsmen worth his salt, a leg stump half volley should be put away through midwicket for a run or two. Just some bastmen are so strong off their pads and so dismissive in the stroke that they manage to make it look quite pleasing, rather than just a tonk into the leg side.

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    Lara's square cut followed by Tendulkar's straight drive.

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    In this latest Aussie vs. West Indies test, I was particularly impressed by a very, very late cut from Brad Haddin (I think) and the pull shot by Chris Gayle late last night, which was appropriately described as "Greenidge-esque". As for one particular shot, I don't have a favourite - just execute your shots with perfect elegance, balance and timing and there you go.

    Obviously, my favourite shot is that of the middle stump cartwheeling away towards the fine-leg boundary.
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