All about sweep shot and Younis Khan
Younis Khan’s celebrated career came to an end earlier this year, in May 2017 at the age of 40. One of the finest batsmen Pakistan has ever produced, Younis Khan, scored 10,099 runs in Test cricket, 7249 runs in one day international cricket and last but not the least, 17107 first class runs.
In an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Younis Khan talked about the sweep shot, for which he was praised all over the cricket world in his playing days and many more techniques of batting for a right hander.
“You have to be brave to play sweep,” said Younis, “If you get out sweeping, the whole words is after you. I myself got out sweeping in my last innings, that too off a full toss. I hit my 10,000th run with a sweep. I reached my only triple hundred by a reverse sweep,” he said.
Explaining his sweep strategy, Younis Khan said, “It was always easier for me to sweep on a turning wicket since the ball would already have some break and force me to help it on its way. I think it is easier to sweep a left arm spinner or a leg spinner since there are better channels of survival.”
The flamboyant willow merchant illustrated, “As the ball breaks away from the right hander, it meets the bat nicely as opposed to an off spinner turning it into you, since there are more chances of you missing the ball coming into you and it can skid through under the bat and hit you on the pads or hit the stumps.”