Former India batsman Virender Sehwag, on Wednesday, revealed how suggestions from former India captains Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Okay. Srikkanth enabled him to beat an absence of footwork as an opener.
Sehwag, who scored greater than 8,000 runs in 104 Checks, revealed that near-identical solutions by the trio early on in his worldwide profession have been instrumental in him modifying his guard in Take a look at cricket.
Lack of footwork
“Once I got here into worldwide cricket, lack of footwork was lamented by many commentators and consultants however nobody suggested an answer. Everybody would simply say that you’ll want to enhance your feet-movement,” Sehwag mentioned whereas launching Cricuru, a cricket studying app that he has co-founded together with former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar.
“The one exceptions have been Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Okay. Srikkanth. They advised me shifting the toes wasn’t paramount in cricket, what’s essential is you play the ball near your physique and beneath your eyes.
“Particularly Pataudi and Gavaskar advised me that in case you are away from the ball, then it issues whether or not you progress your toes or not. They supplied one of the best recommendation I obtained to date: to take guard on middle- and off-stump fairly than leg-stump with the intention to be nearer to the ball even should you don’t transfer your toes an excessive amount of.”
Mastering the talents
Sehwag mentioned together with Bangar and the 33 cricketers — women and men throughout the globe — that they have on board for paid teaching modules and interactions with budding cricketers, the app might assist gamers and coaches grasp the talents and psychological points of succeeding on the sphere.
“Had I received this recommendation earlier in life, I’ll have performed significantly better cricket and scored extra runs.
“By Cricuru, you’ll get many extra such vital suggestions by veteran cricketers about easy methods to make these minor changes.”