Pakistan’s ambidextrous pacer wants switch-hit type relaxation from ICC
I should be allowed to run with the ball in right hand and deliver it from the left hand: Jan
Updated - Sep 18, 2017 12:13 am
With the new age of cricket, the batsmen took the initiative to innovate the game with new shots, broader bats, field restrictions and use of two new hard balls from either end. The art of bowling was in dire straits for an upgrade with limited avenues of innovations in the form of the back of the hand slower bowls and the wrong ones.
In came a new crop of bowlers such as Yasir Jan and Akshay Karnewar, ambidextrous in nature, which gave a different dimension to the game and now bowlers are asking for relaxation in the rules from the ICC, similar to the switch hit, to restore balance in the game and providing a fair chance to the bowlers in the batsmen’s game.
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The Lahore Qalandar’s find in the Pakistan Super League has demanded that ICC should allow bowlers to bamboozle batsmen by changing arms without prior warning to the batsmen. “Just like they have allowed switch hit for batsmen, they should also allow ambidextrous bowlers to use their ability. If a right-handed batsman can play left-handed shot then I should be allowed to run with the ball in right hand and deliver it from the left hand,” demanded Yasir.
“It has been a great experience for me, the coaches there have worked really hard with me and I believe that I’m am a much-improved bowler now. I want to thank Lahore Qalandars for giving me this opportunity,” looked back Yasir Jan according to his interview with Geo TV.
The ambidextrous Yasir wants ICC and MCC to make amendments in the policies, to encourage bowlers like himself and promote an element of surprise on the batsmen. That said, the bowler is confident enough to surprise batsmen even with the present laws.