Cricket January 14, 2014

Television as coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gideon Haigh, in The Australian's Cuts and Glances blog, writes about how acts performed by world-class players on television can filter down to the grassroots game

Resumed at the Yarras yesterday, and had to do something unusual - a panting, sliding save chasing back at fine leg. 'Bloody hell,' I thought as I approached the boundary and realised I wasn't going to make it. 'I'm going to have to do one of those things they do on TV.' So I dived, and turned back the ball with a sweep of my arm to the teammate who was running behind me.

As we ran in, I confided this in my teammate. 'That's funny,' he said. 'As I was running behind you, I thought: bloody hell, he's going to have to do one of those things they do on TV.'

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