Gone are the days when a ball outside the off-stump was meant to be hit through the off-side. Cricket, as a game, has evolved tremendously over the years.
Batsmen have become innovative with time and the out-of-the-box thinking has led to the invention of some new shots.
These shots have been strange but impactful. The popularity of these shots has meant that more and more playeers have adopted them.
Let us look at some of the most exciting unorthodox shots invented by the batsmen.
#5 The upper-cut (Sachin Tendulkar)
Sachin Tendulkar is among the few legends to have played the game. His records speak for himself. He had a textbook-perfect batting technique. He had all the orthodox shots in his armoury and his straight drive was a treat to watch.
Although Tendulkar could take on any bowler in the world with his conventional batting, he was never shy of experimenting new shots.
The most popular unorthodox shot played by the Mumbaikar was the upper-cut. He would sit under the rising short ball and guide it over the slips to the third-man boundary.
The Little Master frequently played this shot against the likes of Shoaib Akhtar and Brett Lee.