The Power Of The Southpaws - 7 Left-Handed Batsmen Who Have Played Some Brilliant Knocks For India
Throughout the history of cricket, left-handers have always looked better when driving the ball. There's just that touch of class and elegance that puts them ahead in terms of good batsmanship from their right-handed counterparts. Take the likes of Brian Lara, Saeed Anwar, Matthew Hayden or Alastair Cook along with Sanath Jayasuriya. These names ooze grace and confidence along with their ability to time the ball well.
India too over the years have been blessed with some good left-handers. They are stylish to watch and you wish the innings would never end. So who are these guys? Check it out:
1. Sourav Ganguly
One of the best drivers on the off side that he is equated to God in that respect. Brilliant to watch when on song and certainly nothing lacking in elegance either.
2. Gautam Gambhir
An attacking player who never backed off from a fight and was not afraid to take on the best.
3. Shikhar Dhawan
A left-handed version of Virender Sehwag, he can murder the bowling on any given day, regardless of the format.
4. Yuvraj Singh
For sheer style, few in the world match him and his shots are packed with power but perfectly timed.
5. Suresh Raina
The ideal finisher in a crisis and his quick running means he can keep the scoreboard ticking without always having to hit boundaries.
6. Vinod Kambli
A compact player who could build an innings to slowly stifle out the opposition.
7. Robin Singh
A tad unorthodox, but just the man you needed when the chips were down. One of India's more underrated players.