Former India batsman Virender Sehwag, on Wednesday, revealed how ideas from former India captains Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and Ok. Srikkanth enabled him to beat a scarcity of footwork as an opener.
Sehwag, who scored greater than 8,000 runs in 104 Tests, revealed that near-identical solutions by the trio early on in his worldwide profession have been instrumental in him modifying his guard in Test cricket.
Lack of footwork
“When I came into international cricket, lack of footwork was lamented by many commentators and experts but no one advised a solution. Everyone would just say that you need to improve 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 only exceptions were Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Sunil Gavaskar and K. Srikkanth. They told me moving the feet wasn’t paramount in cricket, what’s important is you play the ball close to your body and below your eyes.
“Especially Pataudi and Gavaskar told me that if you are away from the ball, then it matters whether you move your feet or not. They offered the best advice I received so far: to take guard on middle- and off-stump rather than leg-stump so that you can be closer to the ball even if you don’t move your feet too much.”
Mastering the talents
Sehwag mentioned together with Bangar and the 33 cricketers — males and girls 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 got this advice earlier in life, I may have played much better cricket and scored more runs.
“Through Cricuru, you’ll get many more such critical tips by veteran cricketers about how to make these minor adjustments.”