help team india to get reverse swing going...

shared by straight point on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

i was going through routine after match press conference where i found dhoni to be refreshingly candid about india's performance, steyn bowling and what he thinks of sehwag's shot after he completed the century (tho i would have loved had someone shown guts to ask the same question about sachin too but anyhow...) but one thing which caught my attention was this...

When that happens with four bowlers and two fast bowlers they have something to play with. But it never happened for us, it became really tough for the fast bowlers to either contain them or get them out. Hopefully in Kolkata we'll get the reverse swing going. Whatever legal ways are there we tried to get the reverse swing going but it didn't happen for us.

as we all know ball tampering is the flavor of the season thanks to afridi... so i thought why not devote some time to devise (legal) ways of ball tampering...?

here are some i could think of...

  • wear really scuffed and pointed abdominal guard under your pants...
  • close-in fielders... do the same but with inner pads...
  • wicket keeper can use really rough leather on the portion where they pouch the ball...
  • instead of throwing at wickets... target helmet, pads or bat of batsman instead...
  • throw the ball on pitch as hard as you can when the appeal is turned down...

come on guys... give me more...

14 comments:

Soulberry said...

Are you sure you really want to know...some ideas I mean? on the blog? In public? :)

Soulberry said...

Don't you need a bit of air speed for reverse swing to happen usefully?

But if you insist on knowing some legal means..I mean really bland ones...

You could weave a bit of zari into your uniform, BCCI logo or whatever...

straight point said...

sb... after all i am asking for legal means... so why shy away from asking in public... ;-)

tho your zari idea is good...

Trideep said...

Hey SP, though wearing rough and pointed abdominal guards under your pants might work, but wud it be then possible for our bowlers to run in and bowl..

Nathan said...

Make sure you drink lots of milk before a match so your teeth are nice and strong?

straight point said...

trideep... to give you hint... have you ever seen what midoff and mid on fielders do...? ;-)

straight point said...

indeed nathan... and that's what dhoni is famous for... drinking lots of milk i.e. :)

A Bisht said...

Take some perspiration medication which releases very rough crystals. :)

Wasim said...

Get English citizenship for your players and the pacers should be only Anglo Indians with white skin then no matter how they do it they won't get punished.

Wasim said...

Btw does Chris Broad have any daughters ask Sreesanth and Zaheer to marry them:)

straight point said...

ab... my head is still spinning and i think ball will too... ;-)

straight point said...

hahaha wasim... i think the second suggestion will take time for obvious reasons... but your first one is spot on!! :)

Wasim said...

A five over spell of cross seamed bowling and banging only one side of the ball on the turf will scuff the ball enough but just scuffing won't make the ball reverse.

straight point said...

very true wasim... but we have zak as well as sree who recently did it very successfully...

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