'It's not just about 6s and 4s'
February 27, 2007 12:31pm CST
There are many who remeber the picture of Mahendra Singh Dhoni being mobbed when he went for a haircut in his hometown of Ranchi. A building six stories high was choca-block with people waiting for a glimpse of their home hero. It's not a day that the Indian wicketkeeper has forgotten either.That, in a many ways, was Dhoni's realisation he will forget very soon. But come the World Cup, the expections will be higher and the pressure will be numbing. But one look at Dhoni and you'd almost believe the man is made of ice.Dhoni himself reckons that he has changed as a batsman. While earlier he was someone who thought in terms of sixes and fours, he is now increasingly looking to finish games for India. When bowler comes to bowl the stadium rose with noise that is 'Dhoni sixer' Dhoni sixer' 'Dhoni sixer' He would hit a six. As he concern more about finishing the game rather than 6s,4s. How will the audience react?
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28 Feb 07
Thanks...As the crowd loves the 4s and 6s it is necessary for them to play according to match suitation. Because if they for the crowd roar for 6's then it would be big problem for india because he may hit one or two 6's but he if he get out then it would be huge problem for India.
28 Feb 07
A basic bread and butter shot against pace bowlers. The keys are decisive footwork, a straight bat and soft hands which allow you to adjust up or down depending on the bounce, and to pull your hands and bat inside the line if you decide late to let the ball go.' 'The key is to stay on line, not follow the ball if it leaves you late. One of those shots you must be able to play to keep your wicket intact.'
28 Feb 07
Thanks for your response ....You are right my friend. But we have player who neither have footwork nor they play straight bat, I am talking about Sehwag, Dhoni and they are the crowd catcher..You have said that pertains to batsmen like sachin, dravid, ganguly, pointing etc. As far Dhoni and sehwag is concern we can pray that as long as he is in the crease India will not lose matches. Even though at the intial stage they may not make runs but they will make india win matches