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Humor: Five tricks to tackle Indian spinners

yash pawaskar
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14.77K   //    14 Feb 2018, 03:26 IST

The Indian heat and Indian spinners have always tormented visiting teams. Whether it is a Test match, One-day International or a T20 game, foreign players are often caught in the Indian spinner’s web. Pundits predicted that spinners will be thrown out of the game with the rise of T20 Leagues, but the spinners have turned this prediction on its head and have become more lethal in the shorter format. Sometimes, they are handed the responsibility of opening the bowling attack as well! Foreign players will have to learn the following five tricks to tackle Indian spinners.


#1 Play Dandiya

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Dandiya is a traditional Indian dance form where people huddle up and sway to songs. It requires nimble footwork and attention to detail when it comes to moving to the beats of the song. Playing dandiya involves two sticks which are similar to drumsticks, they are used as props while dancing. It also keeps the wrist movement going.

You might have heard commentators say, '‘He danced down the pitch and hit it outside the park’'. Learning this dance form will help the batsmen with their footwork. Using wrists is extremely important while playing the flick shot, thus that technique can also be improved due to dandiya sticks.

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