Ranking 5 best batsmen of the pull shot

Ranking 5 best batsmen of the pull shot

Dig it in short, and see the ball, sailing into the stands!

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Cricket has become an advanced sport ever since its inception back in the late 1800s. The technical aspects have grown with the passage of time and one gets to analyse each other’s shortcomings without much of a difficulty.

Before every contest, players sit down with the technical team to decipher the shortcoming of the opposition teams and thereafter formulate the apt strategies. Most batters have their own sets of strengths and weaknesses. For a few, the pull shot is a productive one.

These batsmen are mightily strong on the backfoot and while the short balls can be daunting for some, a few of them doesn’t back off from fighting fire with fire. No matter how much a bowler bends its back, all the efforts mostly go in vain as they see the leather getting dispatched.

In the article, we rank the top five players of the pull shot: –

5. Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Jacques Kallis used to stand tall to the bowlers and hardly used to commit himself, neither on the backfoot nor on the front foot. He used to watch the leather until the last moment and kept his options open while batting. It’s one of the reasons why he could play the pull shot without much of a fuss.

He was strongly built and hence could generate some serious power while playing the strokes. Pace didn’t use to bother him much as more often than not, he managed to get under the ball. Having grown up on bouncy South African wickets, it’s not a surprise that he nails the pull with precision.

Even as he was a dextrous puller, his short deliveries weren’t easy to face by any means. In his career, which lasted from 1995 to 2014, Kallis notched 25,534 runs and as many as 577 wickets.