Warner’s controversial switch-hitting could become a prominent Test cricket shot

Sydney: Australian opener David Warner’s controversial switch-hitting technique could become a prominent shot in Test cricket in the future, according to his teammate David Hussey.

Left-hander Warner switched to batting right-handed mid-delivery on Wednesday night in the match against India at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium and hit a huge six to the delight of a crowd of almost 60,000.

Amid concerns that it was unfair to bowlers, Hussey said it was great for the game and could become prominent in Test cricket in the future, The Herald Sun reports.

“It’s phenomenal. He’s a fantastic talent and, hopefully, he continues doing it. A 100-metre six, batting right-handed – it’s great for the crowd to watch,” Hussey said on Thursday.

“It’s innovative. Dave’s a very classy player. He can bat right-handed, left-handed. It’s just a new invention of T20 cricket,” he added.

Bureau Report