Straight drive is one of the most beautiful shots to watch for cricket fans. It is a straight swing of the bat towards the V. The shot often lowers the confidence of the bowlers. If timed to perfection, there is no need to run for a straight drive as the ball will likely go to the boundaries.
Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam recently played such a beautiful straight drive during his team’s ICC World Test Championship match against the Australian cricket team. Azam played that shot off Pat Cummins’ bowling. Cummins is the number one bowler on the ICC Test Rankings at the moment.
Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian cricket team captain, was also famous for his straight drives. Fans would love it whenever Sachin played that shot. Now, some fans on Twitter remembered Sachin’s drive after watching the recent shot that Babar Azam played.
Speaking of the ICC World Test Championship match that is underway between the Pakistan cricket team and the Australian cricket team right now, the home side needs 205 runs to win a historic series against the Aussies. Meanwhile, Australia need seven wickets as Pakistan are 146/3.
Twitterati react to Babar Azam’s magnificent straight drive against Pat Cummins
The Pakistan Cricket Board shared a video clip of Babar Azam playing that shot against Pat Cummins. Azam was so confident after playing that shot that he did not leave his crease. The non-striker reached at his end, but Azam was sure that it was a boundary.
Usman Khawaja, who was standing at silly mid-on for that shot, could not do anything as he watched the ball touch the boundary rope. Here’s how Twitter reacted to that shot:
Sachin ki yaad dila diya Babar ne..whatta straight drive👍— rajiv singh3 (@Singh3Rajiv) March 25, 2022
How perfect is that 😻💞 pic.twitter.com/Yx2aMnS5Nf— Cricket edits !! (@shezy_tweets) March 25, 2022
To get a swinging delivery on to the middle of the bat: that’s the awesomeness of @babarazam258.— Yuusuf Khan | یوسف خان (@yuusuf_khan) March 25, 2022
Just Wow 😳😳— Fatima Mohsin 🇵🇰 (@MahamOfficial_2) March 25, 2022
That looks textbook 👏 And a fantastic test match, Pakistan could win this.— Chirag Wakaskar (@chiragwakaskar) March 25, 2022
Skipper aise hi dil lgaye rakhna👏shaba boys✊— DARVESH💫 (@JanjuaSaab152) March 25, 2022
Wow wow just wow😍dil kr raha bar bar dekhon😍— Atif Basarat (@AtifZidi) March 25, 2022
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/YN0IWWaQMl— Waleed Riaz (@WaleedR57668930) March 25, 2022
Apparently a straight drive from Babar to Cummins is always on the menu. https://t.co/bsZAg15bFF— m K (@k_marium) March 25, 2022