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Michael Vaughan picks an odd choice after ICC asks fans to name batsman with the best pull shot

England recently called off their tour to Sri Lanka amidst Coronavirus fears and the ECB has stopped all domestic cricket and recreational activities.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Robert Cianflone – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently shared a collage of batsmen with the best pull shots. The post made on Twitter had the likes of Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting, Herschelle Gibbs, and Sir Viv Richards, all in various poses of hitting their trademark pulls. The governing body of the cricket then asked the fans to share their picks for the same.

Fans named their favourite batsmen with best pull shots and even the cricketers got in the act, naming their picks as well. Kevin Pietersen got some feathers raffled with his pick, which was South Africa’s former opener, Andrew Hudson. Fans were not happy with his pick despite the ICC options having some of the best exponents of the pull shots.

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Michael Vaughan goes left field and picks Jack Leach

Sharing the ICC post of the pull shots, former England captain Michael Vaughan decided to pick Ashes 2019 Headingly Test Jack Leach as his choice of batsman having the best pull shot ever. Leach famously held one end up as Ben Stokes went berserk against Australian bowlers in the third Test of the 2019 Ashes series.

Lack managed just one run in the whole partnership of 76* runs, as Stokes hit 135* in what can be only called an enthralling inning, which saw England chase down their record Test score of 362 runs with just one wicket in hand. England had been bowled out for 67 runs in the first innings of the Test and nobody gave them any chance to win the encounter.

Leach held his end with 1 run off 17 balls and had interestingly lent Stokes his box for the second successive Test match. Stokes went onto make centuries in both Tests in which he wore Leach’s box and it is something that he shared in a chat with BBC Somerset. “In the Lord’s game, he had to get ready quite quickly. There were a couple of wickets and he lost his box so he was panicking. He was like–Leachy, can I borrow your box? He uses my box now,” Leach was quoted as saying in the chat.

England recently called off their tour to Sri Lanka amidst Coronavirus fears and the ECB has stopped all domestic cricket and recreational activities as PM Boris Johnson put the country into lockdown. The United Kingdom has recorded 5,018 cases so far with 233 dead.

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