The Australian batter Marnus Labuschagne is one of the most technical batters playing today. The right-hand batter has become one of the first names on Australia’s playing XI on the back of his serious talent.
Sachin Tendulkar, one of the all-time greats once said that the Australia batter reminded him of himself when he batted, which speaks volumes of the talent that the 28-year-old possesses. Understandably, Labushcangne’s great batting comes from his outstanding judgement of the ball. Labuschangne is proficient at predicting the line and length of the ball and uses it to his advantage.
One such example was laid bare for everyone to see in the ongoing 2022-23 Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Tasmania, the video of which is doing the round on social media.
The video clip shows Labuschagne misjudging a ball and allowing it to get past him from the off side. The ball however swings in and hits his pad. While most batters would have waited for the umpire’s decision, Labuschagne starts walking even before the umpire gives the out decision.
Here’s the video:
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Walking must have been easier for the Queensland batter as he had already made 127 runs in 234 balls in his industrious inning. As for the match itself, it was total domination by the Queensland team. They bowled out Tasmania for 147 on the back of sensational bowling from Mark Steketee who took four wickets in 17 matches. Michael Neser also contributed three wickets to Tasmania’s demolition.
In reply, Queensland made 357/4 at the end of the second day with Usman Khawaja (71) and Jimmy Peirson (58) being unbeaten at the crease. Earlier Joe Burns had made 85 off 196 with 11 boundaries and one six. Queensland is leading by 210 runs going into the third day of play in the Sheffield Shield 2022-23.