Afghan batsman invents the 'cockroach shot'

Afghan batsman invents the cockroach shot  pardesi news 1459247817

In the World T20 match against Srilanka, the Afghan batsman Samiullah Shenwari, displayed the ‘cockroach shot’, thus introducing the world cricket to the latest brand of stroke.

The unconventional side of the shortest format of the international cricket was on full display during Sri Lanka's victory over Afghanistan at the World T20.

Afghanistan's middle order batsman Samiullah Shenwari made a very handy 31 off 13 balls in an innings that featured three fours and two sixes. During his inning, one of those fours came via a highly unconventional stroke that saw Shenwari fall flat on his backside. The right-hander attempted a cheeky reverse lap-sweep off the bowling of Thisara Perera, felt flat after the reverse-sweep. Shenwari overbalanced and lost his footing completely, falling over with his head facing the non-striker’s end and his arms and legs pointing to the sky like a cockroach. Luckily for him, not only did he avoid falling onto his stumps — the ball actually went to the boundary.

Though, the Afghans lost the match but they however, showing no signs of pressure as they went about their business of thrashing the Lankan bowling. 

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