In the wake of Coronavirus Pandemic, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday, decided to engage their cricket community on Twitter, by asking a couple of questions. The ICC came up with an interesting set of queries, and one question, in particular, caught the attention of former England skipper Michael Vaughan.
As people are working from home nowadays, or staying in isolation, it turned out to be a good platform for discussing cricket.
ICC’s question was ‘which batsman, past or present, has the best pull shot?’ in the gentleman’s game. Along with the tweet, they also included four answers, with pictures of West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards, Australia’s Ricky Ponting, Indian skipper Virat Kohli and former South African phenom Herschelle Gibbs.
Right after ICC posted the questions, fans chipped in with their respective opinions and Vaughan too gave his opinion, but his surprise pick will definitely go down as the most bizarre answer to ICC’s question.
Actually, the 45-year-old named his countryman Jack Leach as the candidate with the best pull shot! Well, everyone has their own opinion, and the freedom to express them.
Michael Vaughan praises Jack Leach on ICC’s Twitter query:
Jack leach 👍 https://t.co/0WxQycH8Sj
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 22, 2020
The former right-handed batsman named Leach, as the odd candidate for ICC’s query on Twitter.
Surely nobody saw it coming though. The English spinner is known to be a handy batsman down the batting order, but we’re not sure about Vaughan’s opinion. Leach though has played two memorable innings for his national team, in Test cricket.
After England’s triumph at the World Cup 2019, the 28-year-old came out as a makeshift opener against Ireland, in the one-off Test at Lord’s. He was able to score a scintillating 92 run knock.
However, Leach’s most memorable knock for the national team came against arch-rivals Australia, in the Ashes, during the third Test at Headingley.
Chasing a 359 run target, the left-hander stiched a memorable 76 run stand with Man of the Match Ben Stokes (135*), together, they guided England to a memorable 1 wicket win.
Interestingly, Leach was provided with a lot of scoring deliveries by the Aussies bowlers in that fixture, however, he maintained his composure and led his side over the line, last summer in the United Kingdom.