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.