From smack-bang in the middle of the bell curve

sweet spot

In sports on November 21, 2007 at 4:17 pm

There is a point in time when you and you only know – the rest know it a second later – and it’s the best feeling as a batsman.” – Adam Gilchrist (on hitting a six)

I can’t recall any other comment, spoken or written, that captures, so beautifully, the essence of batting. Commentators talk about the sweet sound that a well-timed shot makes, but that is only a fraction of the story. Get it wrong and the ball dribbles half-heartedly to the inner circle, the impact sending a shudder up the spine of the bat that travels through your arms. What its all about is the way it feels to make contact with the bat flowing through its arc, the combination of the point of contact on the bat, the bat-speed at that point in the arc, the flexion of the wrists that adds thunderous power to send the ball rocketing, either in a lazy arc or burning a trail along the grass to the long off fence…Perfection

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  1. so u still playing it..! 🙂

  2. well..yes and no…part of the team at work..had a net session…but no action since then…hows london treatin you?

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