The batting grip of West Indies legend Brian Lara’s son reminded former India player Sachin Tendulkar of his childhood days when he used to hold the bat in a similar fashion.
Lara shared a video of his son’s batting and noted that the way he grips the bat is unorthodox – the boy is batting right-handed but his grip is the other way round.
“Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a left-handed batsman,” the former West Indies cricketer said in his caption to the video.
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Look at the way he grips the bat, that tells me he wants to be a lefthanded batsman. Mummy is giving him some good advice. Look at the attitude when told to switch hands. 😎😂 “Both hands on the bat” 😂 NO Action time swings right misses swings left and makes contact #donedeal #leftiebatsman “Don’t you want to play like daddy” NO! 👍 #betterthan That’s my boy!
Replying to Lara, Tendulkar revealed that he too held the bat in a similar fashion. He posted the photo of Brian Lara’s son holding a bat and alongside added the famous photo of his as a toddler doing the same.
“@brianlaraofficial I know of another boy who had a similar grip and didn’t do too badly in international cricket,” Sachin captioned his post on Instagram.
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Tendulkar scored 15,291 runs in 200 Tests, laced with 51 centuries and 68 fifties at an average of 53.78. He had scored a whopping 18,426 runs in his ODI career at an average of 44.38 across 463 matches, smashing 49 tons and 96 fifties.
(With inputs from IANS)