Sourav Ganguly On Switch Hit: Cricket Has Moved On

India vs Australia has been one of the most competitive cricket series for many years now. This year too it has been full of uncertainties and what many predicted has certainly gone wrong. It is the first series after the lockdown due to corona virus in which spectators are allowed inside the stadium with half the strength and all the precautions related to social distancing have to be followed. 

In the ODI series the initial 2 games were completely dominated by the Australian team and the Indian team were absolutely helpless. Indian bowlers became mere spectators of Australia’s dominance with the bat especially of David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith. It was in the third ODI when India bounced back into the series and Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja in the batting department and Shardul Thakur in the bowling department helped India to finish series at 2-1. 

The extra ordinary shot:

The best shot of the match came when Glenn Maxwell hit Kuldeep Yadav for a six over point on his switch hit. It took everyone by surprise as it was a huge six. Had Glenn Maxwell stayed a bit longer on the wicket that day, India would surely have lost the match and would have been whitewashed in the series.

Ganguly defends the switch hit:

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly spoke in favour of the switch hit in the ongoing debate on the validity of switch hit these days. Ganguly has said that the game has moved on and the “popular” switch hit shot can not be taken away from the modern-day batsmen. Ganguly has called switch hit a “courageous” shot, adding that it showcases the skills of a batsmen.

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