PLAYING CRICKET WITH RCB #4 : THE K GLANCE
Hii guys , its time to hit some stylish shot and u learn it from a Stylish player of RCB . The Kohli Glance.
THE K-GLANCE :
The ‘leg glance’, sometimes also called the ‘hip glance’, is so
called because it looks as if the ball is lightly glancing off the
player’s leg or hip. It involves the player putting his body - and of
course aligning his eye-line - behind the ball, and using the bat to
deflect the ball towards the other side of the field. As the ball
bounces towards the batsman, he leans into the shot and turns the
bat-face about so that it angles the path of the ball across his body.
shot makes use of the momentum of a fast ball, rather than using power
from a long swing of the bat, with the batsman almost flicking the ball
away from him.
Make sure you are leaning towards the ball and
nearly over it, in order to keep the shot low and avoid being caught out
- most batters will slightly bend their front legs in order to keep a
Then, at the last minute, flick your wrist to tilt the bat face so that the ball flies over the other side of your body.
Make sure your top hand is firm, keeping the angle accurate and steady for a deft shot.
Sweep the bat in a straight line up to the ball and across after the shot, so you may well end up looking over your shoulder.
If you want to see how it’s done, watch video clips of Sachin Tendulkar and Dravid executing ‘magnificent’ leg glances. Study their stances and try to copy the movement.
can easily improve your own leg glance by practising them with a
friend. Take it in turns to bat and try to send your shots towards a
target or between two posts.
The shot is harder than the
professionals make it look, so don’t be put off - with a little practice
you will master this smart shot in no time.
Have noticed Kohli executing this shot to perfection. Learn it , Play it ,Enjoy cricket.
Have a Happy cricketing experience with RCB :)