Trent Boult’s strange defensive technique: The Kiwi pacer put on display some strange batting technique in the first ODI against India.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand at Napier, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult seemed highly uncomfortable against India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.
While you don’t expect a No. 11 to do anything better, the video of Boult’s strange technique went viral across social media platforms. It happened on the second delivery of the 37th over when Boult attempted to run down the wicket to play a lofted shot against Chahal.
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Having watched the sight of the batsman stepping out, Chahal bowled a quicker and a shorter delivery. Citing the same, Boult was quick to run back into his crease as he ended up defending a fuller delivery on the back foot.
While Boult managed to prevent damage on the given delivery, he was eventually dismissed in the next over by Kuldeep Yadav. The video Boult’s dismissal was another video which was liked in abundance by the audiences.
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While there was nothing extra ordinary with the dismissal as such, it was former India wicket-keeper and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s prediction holding true which made the video do the rounds across social media platforms.
Watch the full video of Boult defending Chahal below:
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Having won the first ODI by 8 wickets, India are 1-0 up in the series. The second ODI will be played on Saturday at Mount Maunganui. While India will be looking to stand tall on the momentum and build a significant lead in the series, the hosts will be looking to not let India run away with the advantage for winning three consecutive matches will become an onerous task for them.