Video: New strategy – First clap, then take the wicket

Sudipta / 16 February 2016

Saurashtra has reached the final of the Ranji Trophy defeating Assam in the semifinal at Reliance Stadium in Vadodara. Jaydev Unadkat’s superb bowling spell ripped apart Assam and put Saurashtra in the final.

During the third day of the match Saurashtra captain, Cheteshwar Pujara started a sequence of clapping, his fellow players joined in rhythm before getting the wicket of Syed Mohammad at Reliance Stadium in Vadodara.

Now imagine if India captain MS Dhoni adapt this strategy during the T20 World Cup 2016 in India and fans at the stands joins what will happen then. Nevertheless, it will be difficult situations for opponent batsman to concentrate in the middle of annoying ambience.

Indian fans and fielders will make a rhythm get the wicket. Pujara possibly clapped before Syed edged behind the wicket off the delivery of Hardik Rathod even not knowing that wicket will fall in the next delivery. But, in front of hostile Indian spectators who usually make a huge noise creating Mexican wave. But, this new strategy is not a bad idea to do clapping in rhythm to get a wicket.

Watch the video here

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