The greatest cricket shot ever.

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Jason Purce » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00


The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.

He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think
it was.

Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some good
batting..

Was this because he was coloured?

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Kaleeswar » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00

|> The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
|> Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.
|>
|> He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think
|> it was.
|>
|> Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some good
|> batting..
|>

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>>>>>>|> Was this because he was coloured?

 Nope. Gibbs performed like SA's pinch hitter. A batsman who tried to equal to
Pat Symcox's score all the time. If u see how he performed, he always scored 30-35
and went back. Not a good score to warrant selection with people like Kallis around.

kaleeswaran                          Disclaimer: views are mine only

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Mark Van Den Bo » Fri, 09 May 1997 04:00:00

: The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
: Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.
:
: He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think
: it was.
:
: Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some good
: batting..
:
: Was this because he was coloured?
Not worthwhile replying to this one. There should be a newsgroup
alt.politically.correct to take care of it.

My favourite shot: Darren Gough at a ODI in Sydney. A beautiful
reverse sweep to the boundary. The audience just loved it.

Mark

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Jonathan Aldo » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

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Quote:
>The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
>Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.
>He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think
>it was.
>Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some good
>batting..
>Was this because he was coloured?

The greatest shot was Michael Bevan at the SCG, New Years Day 1996 vs WI.
Given the pressure of needing four of the last ball, the deep defensive
field, and the delivery, which was speared in at his pads as he backed
away, it was a simply amazing shot.
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The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Dianne van Dulke » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> y
> >The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
> >Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.

> >He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think
> >it was.

> >Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some good
> >batting..

> >Was this because he was coloured?
> The greatest shot was Michael Bevan at the SCG, New Years Day 1996 vs WI.
> Given the pressure of needing four of the last ball, the deep defensive
> field, and the delivery, which was speared in at his pads as he backed
> away, it was a simply amazing shot.

Sorry, you are all wrong,

The greatest ever shot in one day cricket was by Lara, last year.  Lets say
McGrath bowled a really great ball, and he blocked it.  Beautiful to watch.

Di (just a little bored with this sixes discussion)

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The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Mad Hami » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>: The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
>: Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.
>:
>: He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I
think
>: it was.
>:
>: Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some
good
>: batting..
>:
>: Was this because he was coloured?
>Not worthwhile replying to this one. There should be a newsgroup
>alt.politically.correct to take care of it.

>My favourite shot: Darren Gough at a ODI in Sydney. A beautiful
>reverse sweep to the boundary. The audience just loved it.

For immediate effect

Jonty rhodes hit a reverse pullshot in the matches in south africa which was
impressive.

Then there was Kepler Wessels square cutting one of the windies bowlers for
6, I think it was the MCG.

However I'm not sure that the best shot I've ever seen wasn't one massive
shot from Chanderpaul back over McDermott's head for 6.

Saying that they're all one dayers so there was a bit of hit and miss about
all of them.

But Chanderpaul's driving Warne in Sydney is something I'll always remember,
along with the stroking of Gower through point.

My vote for the best shot ever though is one by Don Bradman when he went down
the pitch to a spinner, tried to go back and make his ground but slipped. He
was quick enough to turn it into a late cut for a single.
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The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Neville Chamberlai » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00



<snip>

Quote:
> My vote for the best shot ever though is one by Don Bradman when he went
down
> the pitch to a spinner, tried to go back and make his ground but slipped.
He
> was quick enough to turn it into a late cut for a single.

where did you see this? sounds extraodinary (but then I suppose he was far
from ordinary). Do you know the circumstances, when against whom, etc?

cheers

Nev

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Sowrirajan Seshadr » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

There have been too many great shots over the years and it is very
difficult to rank them. Classified from a point of pure pleasure, some of
the most remarkable have been:
Viv Richard's six off a perfect yorker from Mike Hendricks in the 1979
World-Cup Final.
Jayasurya's amazing cuts *over third-man* off some of the world's fastest
bowlers (he does get out to that shot pretty frequently too)
David Gower's silken cover drives off Lillie and Thommo and of course
Sir Don's near-divinely-perfect strokes all over the field.

From a sheer result changing point of view, one of the greatest shots ever
in recent times was
Javed Miandad's last-ball six off a hapless Chetan Sharma (when 6 were
needed for a win) in the Sharjah Cup final in 1986.
Kapil Dev's incredible four 6-s in a row against England to save the
follow on and some of his shots against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup
were also remarkable
Ian Bothom's stroke-filled 149 against the Aussies in 1981 series.

The list is by no means complete and I'm sure we'll all get to discuss
many more great shots.
Regards,
cvrk.  

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Sowrirajan Seshadr » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

There have been too many great shots over the years and it is very
difficult to rank them. Classified from a point of pure pleasure, some of
the most remarkable have been:
Viv Richard's six off a perfect yorker from Mike Hendricks in the 1979
World-Cup Final.
Jayasurya's amazing cuts *over third-man* off some of the world's fastest
bowlers (he does get out to that shot pretty frequently too)
David Gower's silken cover drives off Lillie and Thommo and of course
Sir Don's near-divinely-perfect strokes all over the field.

From a sheer result changing point of view, one of the greatest shots ever
in recent times was
Javed Miandad's last-ball six off a hapless Chetan Sharma (when 6 were
needed for a win) in the Sharjah Cup final in 1986.
Kapil Dev's incredible four 6-s in a row against England to save the
follow on and some of his shots against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup
were also remarkable
Ian Bothom's stroke-filled 149 against the Aussies in 1981 series.

The list is by no means complete and I'm sure we'll all get to discuss
many more great shots.
Regards,
cvrk.  

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Z. Skeet » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Haven't anyone ever seen (or heard of) Rohan Kanhi's famous
"falling-hook" shots? That's Kanhi will pick up a full length ball, and
hit it with a *** power that caused him to fall onto his back...It's
one of the most extraordinary shot in cricket...ask anyone who saw him
made two centuries in one match down-under, during the 1960 series.

"Tito Capotito"

Quote:

> The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
> Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.

> He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think
> it was.

> Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some good
> batting..

> Was this because he was coloured?

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Julia Coldha » Sat, 10 May 1997 04:00:00

Herschelle Gibbs coloured ????? No way !!! Look again !!!! Maybe you need
some glasses !!!!
 Jason Purcell wrote in article ...

Quote:
>The greatest cricket shot ever was by Herschelle Gibbs (S.A.) against
>Australia in one of the ODI's played recently in South Africa.

>He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I
think
>it was.

>Unfortunately, he was dropped for the following tour, in spite of some
good
>batting..

>Was this because he was coloured?

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by MONTEREY » Sun, 11 May 1997 04:00:00

Although I wasn't there (sadly), I'd have to say the best Cricket shot
ever was the 6th ball bowled by the youngster in the UK (can't remember
the name) which garnered that youngster two hat tricks in one over.

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Peter R Boot » Sun, 11 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> He hit a COVER DRIVE SIX OFF THE FRONT FOOT against Jason Gillespie, I think

Yeah, it was a pearler! Frankly, I don't know why he was dropped from
the squad for Pakistan, just like the finer points of Gary Kirsten's
non-inclusion escape me...one of the world's current ODI batting heroes.
Gibbs was probably dropped for lack of convincing form...he didn't
really do anything to justify selection.
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Post by Syed Mehd » Sun, 11 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Although I wasn't there (sadly), I'd have to say the best Cricket shot
> ever was the 6th ball bowled by the youngster in the UK (can't remember
> the name) which garnered that youngster two hat tricks in one over.

I personally feel the best cricket shot I ever saw was played by the
great Viv Richards against Thomson. It was a well pitched delivery round
about middle and leg and Viv moved all the way towards the leg side and
smashed the ball over the extra cover boundary for a six.
The best bowling overs were three for me:
Lillee bowled a terrifying over to Viv Richards (year ?? I dont
remember)He beat the great Richards on five different deliveries and on
the sixth he bowled him.

Another example is that of Micheal Holding against England in the matach
in which Holding took 14 wickets. Amazing pace and swing and accurate
bowling.

Imran khan against India in 1982 ripped through the cream of Indian
batting several time during the whole series in a couple of overs.

Comments are welcome.

Syed Yawar Mehdi

 
 
 

The greatest cricket shot ever.

Post by Stuart Anso » Mon, 12 May 1997 04:00:00

Darren goughs slog for six over point/third man must go down as being one
of the worst looking, but ***ing impossible  to repeat shots of all time.

My  friend reversed sweeped a six once. He top edged it hard over the
keepers
head, and  it hit a car drove by the groundsman and bounced for six. The
opposition were not pleased, but the groundsman was 84 years old, so we
forgave him.

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