WATCH- Steve Smith shares batting tips with his cricket fans; talks about bat swing

Smith is currently the no.1 ranked Test batsman in the world.

Steve Smith is the no.1 ranked Test batsman in the world | GettyAmidst the Coronavirus lockdown, cricketers are taking time to go online and share their expertise, memories, and what not with their followers and fans.

Steve Smith, widely regarded as one of the greatest Test batsmen currently, decided to share some tips and lessons about batting with his fans on social media. The former Australia captain, in a three-minute-long video, talked about "two authentic swings that each player has".

He described two authentic swings as one which involves the top hand and helps in driving the ball straight down the ground and the other one which involves bottom hand, enabling batsman to "smack the ball".

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He also talked about the importance of pointing the front foot in the direction where they want to hit the ball as it felicitates bending of front knee and get the head over the ball and play the shot in a straight line. Towards the end, he also suggested a few drills to improve their feet movement and perfect their skills.

Batting tips I've had lots of people asking me to share some hints and tips on batting. This video is on what I like to call the first authentic swing. I'll share the second authentic swing in a few days time. Let me what else you would like to see," Smith wrote on Instagram.



By Jatin Sharma - 07 May, 2020

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