If you want to see the perfect example of a straight drive, watch India’s Sachin Tendulkar in action. The Master almost always hits the ball with little effort with a classic straight bat. There are a few sights better in cricket than his straight drive and no cricketer, past or present, has played the shot better than the Mumbai batting maestro.
Straight Drive Tutorial
Want to be just like your favorite cricketer, and master the straight drive? Learn from the best and understand how! Sachin Tendulkar gives some expert tips to help out.
Shane Watson is regarded as one of the best players, and is blessed with immaculate technique and loads of patience. Equally adept of both the front and back foot, he is particularly at ease driving the ball down the ground. That is often achieved with minimal footwork but precise placement and timing.
Michael Clarke Straight Drives
A batsman of great talent and enormous ambition, Michael Clarke emerged as a promising batsman. Never quite a power hitter his driving was a sight for the heavens. He is one of the very few who go through with the straight drive providing a perfect camera moment for the photographers.
Rahul Dravid Straight Drives
If one ever needed someone to personify understated elegance, Rahul Dravid would be the perfect fit. His straight drives are a classic example of how to lean forward while playing a drive. He is able to hit deliveries straight even if they aren’t exactly pitched up.