KL Rahul, VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman (Credits - BCCI)

During the current period of lockdown, online classes not only apply to academics but also teachings in sport. Confined to their respective homes, people have relied on online lessons to stay in touch with their respective fields. As per the latest developments, Bengal’s Ranji team are slated to take one on one online classes from their batting coach VVS Laxman to correct their mistakes, which they committed in the recent Ranji Trophy edition.

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Saurashtra beat Bengal based on the first-innings lead in the final of the Ranji Trophy held in Rajkot to claim their maiden title. Bengal’s dream to win the final since 1989-90 remained incomplete, owing to their top-order failure. Jaydev Unadkat-lead Saurashtra accumulated 425 in their first innings after winning the toss. Bengal recovered from 35-2; however, could manage only 381 before being bowled out.

Abhishek Raman, Ranji Trophy 2019-20,
Saurashtra vs Bengal. Image Credit: Twitter

VVS Laxman To Assist Bengal Cricketers Through Online Classe:

Cricket Association of Bengal’s president Avishek Dalmiya acknowledged that we would share the video clip, having one on one sessions on how to bring upon a change. Special attention will be given to the top-order batsmen so that they can perform better the next time. Their video analyst has already started preparing footage of the past season and lessons with Laxman would commence in a few days.

“I spoke to our batting consultant VVS Laxman today. We will share the footage and clippings from the video analyst and there will be one-on-one sessions on how to improve further. Focus will also be given especially to the top-order batsmen so that performance can be better next season.” Dalmiya told PTI.

Bengal’s over-reliance on Anustup Majumdar:

Bengal’s opening batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran, who hit two double-centuries in 2018-19, endured a disappointing season. He managed only 258 runs in 17 innings at 17.20. Sudip Chatterjee’s form was equally concerning, having scored 170 runs across six innings.

It was Anustup Majumdar, who came to their rescue every time their batting faltered. He amassed a tally of 704 runs with two centuries and three half-centuries. One of the few silver linings was their pace battery, consisting of Ishan Porel, Mukesh Kumar, and Akash Deep, who rose to the occasion with encouraging performances.

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