Five Indian Cricketers Who Bat Left-Handed But Bowl With Their Right Arm
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Five Indian Cricketers Who Bat Left-Handed But Bowl With Their Right Arm

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. Credit: BCCI
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There are no shortages of cricketers who bat and bowl with contrasting hands across international and domestic cricket. It is a useful skill to have for a player to perform two different actions with different hands. To be ambidextrous is to cause discomfort to batsmen or bowlers, who may find it difficult facing such players.

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In retrospect, such skill adds a variety for a team and the side can get a breakthrough or chalk a win out of nowhere. Unlike any other game, cricket also involves players playing dual roles occasionally. For instance, we have witnessed cricketers like MS Dhoni and Adam Gilchrist, picking up a wicket in competitive games. Similarly, India has also produced such players like Zaheer Khan, who is a left-arm bowler but bats right-handed. Hence, we have a glance at the opposite.

We take a look at five Indian cricketers who bat left-handed but bowl with their right-arm:

Shikhar Dhawan:

Five Indian Cricketers Who Bat Left-Handed But Bowl With Their Right Arm
Shikhar Dhawan. (Credits: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan has become India’s mainstay at the top-order in limited-overs cricket. The flamboyant left-handed batsman has the knack of scoring quick runs and is one of the strongest players on the off-side. Along with Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan has formed one of the fearsome opening partnerships in ODI cricket.

The 34-year old bowls off-spin with the help of his right-arm while he bats left-handed. While Dhawan has bowled 54 balls in international cricket without any wicket, but he has 16 scalps across first-class, List A, and IPL cricket.

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