Karachi: Cricket is a game of holding nerves and taking fewer risks but with the invention of shorter formats, it has become more advanced and you get to see some unbelievable shots.
A similar risk-taking scoop shot was played by a batsman in a video shared by Wisden on Twitter. The footage attracted people in numbers not only due to the risky shot but it’s timing too as it was a hat-trick ball. Luckily, the ball cleared the boundary line and batsman collected all the praise from the fielding side.
According to @TBCC_ this shot was played off a hat-trick ball.
Yes, a hat-trick ball.pic.twitter.com/6kdU2o4z7A
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) August 5, 2020
Here’s what people had to say about the shot and its timing:
— Dr. Sir Les (@sirlestweets) August 5, 2020
Only one slip in for the hat-trick ball?? Something fishy here
— Richard Gill (@chunkylover24) August 5, 2020
If that’s my hat trick ball against a number 11 and that’s the field, just 1 slip, the skippers not captaining next week
— Ashley Haddon (@HaddonAshley) August 5, 2020
Apparently he’s batting 11 as well
— Steve Burr (@SPBurr4) August 5, 2020