Sachin tendulkar on James Anderson
India’s veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar believes that James Anderson is the only bowler who can put a reverse outswinger in which his wrist position is similar to a traditional inswinger. Tendulkar named it ‘reverse reverse swing’. On his 100 MB app with West Indies legend Brian Lara, Tendulkar explained why Anderson is important to England in the first Test cricket match going on at the Aegis Bowl against the West Indies. Tendulkar told Lara that in the case of reverse swing, Jimmy Anderson is probably the first bowler to reverse reverse swing as well.
Simply put, in the traditional swing for a right-handed batsman, the shiny part of the ball is outward and the rough side is inward. In the case of a reverse outswinger, the movement of the ball is changed to mean that it is outward for the right-handed batsman but the shiny part remains outward but the wrist position is different in both cases. According to Tendulkar, when he looked at Anderson’s wrist position, he saw him doing a reverse outswinger, which had the same wrist position as the traditional inswinger. They had never heard of this before.
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Tendulkar said, “I have experienced many times that he catches the ball as the outswinger wants to do, but when dropping the ball he tries to bring the ball in.” He said that most batsmen look at the wrist position and what he actually does. He will show you that he is doing an inswinger but the imbalance between the two sides of the ball will lead him out. Tendulkar said that by swiftly changing his wrist position, Anderson forces the batsman to hit the shot. He said, “What he does is make you play inswinger and when the ball crosses more than half the pitch, then he starts coming out of you.” But you are ready to play the shot because you have seen the inswing situation and it was new to me. Nobody does that. ‘