Peter McGlashan’s proactive wicket-keeping technique: Former Kiwi wicket-keeper once ran to the non-striker’s end to collect the throw.
Social media platforms have this knack of surfacing old videos to intrigue the interest of users with respect to something fascinating which had happened in the past.
One such video which is doing the rounds since morning on social media platform Twitter is regarding former New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman Peter McGlashan.
Playing a domestic match in New Zealand, McGlashan puts on display an innovative technique to run-out a batsman in the case of him pushing hard for a risky second run.
Posted by himself on his Twitter handle, McGlashan is seen running to the non-striker’s end after the batsman hits the ball down the ground and calls for two runs. Knowing that the fielder would rush in a throw, McGlashan thought of collecting the ball himself as his wicket-keeping gloves would fasten the process of running out the batsman.
McGlashan’s proactive technique doesn’t yield the required result for his team as t batsman manages to make his ground before the wicket-keeper deflects the bails. However, the technique has it in it to aid the fielding teams and might just be used in any upcoming match.
Having made his T20I debut against Sri Lanka in Wellington in 2006, McGlashan represented New Zealand in 11 T20Is and four ODIs before last playing for them in 2010.
Peter McGlashan’s proactive wicket-keeping technique
So glad 2 hv found this, thanks Alex! Can’t understand why more Keepers don’t do it. Much easier 4 me with Keeping Gloves 2 gather throw than bowler as Non-striker sneaks 2nd & gambles on fumble. I’d call “Switch” when I was going so other fielders knew 2 fill gap at Keepers end pic.twitter.com/GbPxyIOg8p
— Peter McGlashan (@PeterMcGlashan) January 9, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) January 10, 2020
that’s brilliant fella!
— paul le comte (@five15design) January 9, 2020
— John Carroll (@jontycarroll) January 9, 2020
After he saw you doing it on tv, my son started doing it (very effective), he also asked for a face mask, so out went the helmet
— Paul Tudor MW (@paultudor) January 9, 2020
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