Rohit Sharma: The Best Player to play the pull shot in International Cricket

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Best pull shot player in cricket – Rohit Sharma recently trolled the International Cricket Council for not including his name amongst the top four batsmen who play the pull shots very well. If we take a look at numbers, it is proved that this opener from India has no match in playing this special shot in the game of cricket. Looking at the numbers after 2015, Rohit has scored his most runs with pull shots. Not only this, but Rohit is also ahead of all batsmen in terms of scoring runs using the pull shot.

best pull shot player in cricket

Rohit has scored a total of 1567 runs from pull shots since 2015. He has scored the most runs from this shot across all the three formats of the game. When Rohit played the pull shot, his strike rate was 274.91, which is also the best among batsmen who scored more than 500 runs playing this shot.

Best pull shot player in cricket

Since 2015, Rohit has scored 1567 runs in international cricket using the pull shot, 1229 runs using the flick shots and 1105 runs using the cover drive. Meanwhile, he also scored a total of 8968 runs with pull shots and thus, scored 17.47% of his runs, playing the pull shots. Rohit hit 116 sixes with a pull shot, while England’s skipper, Eoin Morgan has hit 47 sixes. He is placed second in the list after Rohit Sharma, in terms of hitting sixes from pull shots.

Best pull shot player in cricket – Here is the list of the most runs scored by batsmen playing the pull shot (after 2015) –

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

The Indian opener tops this list. Hit Man has scored 1567 runs using the pull shot.

David Warner

David Warner

Another Dangerous opener who features in this list is the Deadly Warner from Australia. He is second in this lists of the most runs scored using pull shots. Warner has smashed a total of 1209 runs with the help of this special shot.

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Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan

Gabbar is the perfect pull shot opening partner to Hit Man. They both compliment each other well and that is why this pair of Hit Man and Gabbar are special and most preferred in the Indian Cricket Team. Like his partner Rohit, Shikhar is also not behind in terms of scoring the most runs via pull shots. He is the third on this list. Dhawan has scored 879 runs using the pull shots in international cricket.

Best pull shot player in cricket

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes

The best all-rounder in modern-day cricket? A few innings that Stokes played in 2019 will surely pounder our minds. This England all-rounder has all the shots in his book. But when it comes to playing the pull shot, he is not far behind. Ben Stokes has amassed 848 runs using pull shots and is the only England player to feature on this list.

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis

The last man to enter this list is none other than the terrific opener from Sri Lanka. Kusal Mendis is the only Sri Lankan batsmen to feature on this list of scoring the most runs through pull after 2015. Till now, Kusal has scored 752 runs to his name while playing the pull shot.

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Well, none of these names appeared in the post by ICC. Earlier the four cricket batsmen included by ICC in their tweet included West Indies’ Viv Richards, Australia’s Ricky Ponting, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs and the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli. With their photos playing the pull shot, ICC asked its audience who they thought was the best player to play the pull shot among them.

Best pull shot player in cricket

To this, Rohit replied saying, “Is anyone missing it? I feel that working from home is not so easy.” Rohit Sharma is the only batsman who has scored the most runs from the pull shot in the last five years but still, the ICC dared to miss out his name from the tweet. Rohit Sharma Trolls ICC like a Boss!

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