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    What is the worst shot you have played in Cricket?

    And why.

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    Well, I played many a wild, footworkless slog in my days as a rank tailender, but the shot I regret most was in fact a non-shot I played to end what was at the time my best innings.

    I'm on 9 - double figures, that hitherto distant glory, seems so close and I'm in the zone and its my day. A new bowler comes on. He's a right-armer and I'm left handed, so he goes around the wicket. He runs in. In my mind I'm already taking a quick-ish single to bring up my milestone. Of course, proper batsman that I now am, I'm much too sensible than to do anything but take a ball to see what he's doing off the pitch and all that, so I step forwards and across and gracefully shoulder arms.

    The ball smashes into leg stump. The post-match pizza tasted bitter that evening.
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    I think I managed to sweep one on to my leg stump at one point.

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    Charged a spinner against middlesex disabled xi and got stumped by a one legged keeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bijed View Post
    Well, I played many a wild, footworkless slog in my days as a rank tailender, but the shot I regret most was in fact a non-shot I played to end what was at the time my best innings.

    I'm on 9 - double figures, that hitherto distant glory, seems so close and I'm in the zone and its my day. A new bowler comes on. He's a right-armer and I'm left handed, so he goes around the wicket. He runs in. In my mind I'm already taking a quick-ish single to bring up my milestone. Of course, proper batsman that I now am, I'm much too sensible than to do anything but take a ball to see what he's doing off the pitch and all that, so I step forwards and across and gracefully shoulder arms.

    The ball smashes into leg stump. The post-match pizza tasted bitter that evening.
    I feel your pain. Was playing a final many years ago and batting really well. Didn't pick a toppy bowled by an off spinner from around the wicket (I"m left handed), shouldered arms and it clipped off stump. Was devastated. Probably cost us the game tbh.
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    No shot in cricket is a worst shot.

    When you play those shots and get a boundary, adjectives used to describe it are: innovative, mind-blowing, cheeky, lucky.

    When you get dismissed and look like a fool, then the shot is considered the worst shot you have ever chose to play!
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    Playing in a Trial Game, they bring on a slow-medium pacer. I can't get him away. After not scoring off his first four deliveries, I tried to pull a full ball, top edge, caught by keeper.

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    My first league 50 for my old club... batting at 4 I drag us from 30/3 to 140/7 and I'm 67*.

    Slow loopy off spinner bowling straight. I'm useless off my pads. All I'm doing is taking one a ball down to long on/off but am conscious of the fact I'm running out of partners but there's still 16 overs left, or there abouts, in the innings.

    Remark to the Keeper that this is a situation where I really wished I could sweep. Next ball, I tried it anyway. Stone dead lbw. Keeper pissed himself. We were 147ao and ended up losing by one wicket.
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    i'm batting with the number eleven and i haven't scored in about fifteen balls because he's scoring freely at the other end against a fast guy and i've got a good enough defense to focus on not getting out to this slow old man offspinner, and there's still twenty odd overs left. the issue is that this silver fox is putting it on a dime on the good length - i'm tall enough to easily get forward and defend at the pitch but he's cramping me if i try to go back and play a shot

    i get too sick of just defending and play an awful half standing sweep thing (and i am normally quite good on the sweep but i was getting impatient) up to a ball i shouldn't have and it just misses grazing the off stump. i do the very same thing next ball and the off stump is plinked back, and we are all out for about eighty-odd
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    I used to have casual hit outs with U10 players when I was supposed to look after the kits for the coach during summer cricket camps in college. The coach did not come once and I made them line up and told them to bowl at me until I was satisfied with their bowling. Edged a fat kid's off break onto my face, which split my lower lip open and then got bowled the next ball charging at the ****. Told him he was a ****ing chucker and made him run 10 laps around the ground.
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    Shri top-edging a 9 year old into his face sounds about right tbh
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    I am usually a pretty solid player, in that I do not really play a shot that is not warranted, even the ones I get out to are generally reasonably shot selections just executed badly. But we were playing at the Marina here one time, and I was coming off making a 50 at the Chepauk, an international cricket ground, so was obviously asked to open for my street team. Bowler was bowling into the wind and it was huge there at the beach, and I somehow managed to sweep the first ball I faced straight back to the bowler. A proper horizontal bat sweep shot that went to the bowler. I didnt even mistime it that much.


    EDIT: Forgot to mention, it was a full toss and the first ball of the match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by honestbharani View Post
    I am usually a pretty solid player, in that I do not really play a shot that is not warranted, even the ones I get out to are generally reasonably shot selections just executed badly. But we were playing at the Marina here one time, and I was coming off making a 50 at the Chepauk, an international cricket ground, so was obviously asked to open for my street team. Bowler was bowling into the wind and it was huge there at the beach, and I somehow managed to sweep the first ball I faced straight back to the bowler. A proper horizontal bat sweep shot that went to the bowler. I didnt even mistime it that much.


    EDIT: Forgot to mention, it was a full toss and the first ball of the match.
    Its the beach. It wwould be a surprise if it were a bouncer.

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    No.. our pitch was an actual road 🙂
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