Monday, December 15, 2008


Why does Sachin do well at Chepauk?

I think it is because of the pitch. 

a. New ball always skids on to the bat -- even on the 5th day. 

Corollary: One can always  drive 'on-the-up' if the ball is newish.

b. Bounce is consistent, even if the pitch gets slower as the ball becomes older.

Corollary:  One can employ the horizontal bat shots with confidence even if driving becomes harder as the ball becomes older.  

c. Eventhough the ball turns a lot, it also bounces nicely and evenly.

Corollary:  One can employ the pull , cut or slog-sweep, even if the ball is fractionally shot.

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