June 7, 2012

Afghanistan cricket

Don’t Just Hit the Ball as Hard as You Can

Carlyle Laurie

Afghanistan’s new batting coach Umesh Patwal told India Real Time that his goal is to use the talent available in Afghanistan, to make the team compete with the best.

“We’d like to be called giant killers. It would nice to beat one of them,” Patwal said. “It’s like a win-win situation, nobody would give Afghanistan any chance. They have the skill of hitting the ball hard, but they have to learn to hit the ball in proper gaps. It’s sometimes about using the pace of the bowlers… it’s not all about hitting the ball hard all the time.”

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