Ranking top 5 best players of the pull shot among current cricketers
Facing short balls is arguably one of the hardest things as a batsman.
Updated - Mar 1, 2021 3:41 pm
3. David Warner
The legendary Australian batsman isn’t the tallest of cricketers, but that hasn’t stopped him from mastering the pull shot. David Warner can pretty much play any type of shot, but his pull shot, cover-drive, and even his switch hit have earned most praise.
Given that he has played most of his games on the fast and bouncy surfaces in Australia, he was always going to have good practice against short-pitched deliveries. The left-handed batsman has made the pull shot one of his most productive shots and has scored about 14% of his runs since 2015 playing the same shot.
Warner has scored 15,031 runs in 295 appearances for Australia at an average of 43.69 and is their 8th highest run-scorer of all time. However, by the time he decides to retire, he could potentially even break into the top 3. The 34-year-old has 43 centuries and 71 fifties to his name in international cricket, and that tally is certainly going to increase in the near future.