The coronavirus pandemic has forced several parts of the globe to be the subject of a lockdown. This development has caused the closure of professional training facilities for players as well with various cricketers taking to social media to interact with fans and update them about their daily activities.
In accordance with this trend, Afghanistan’s superstar all-rounder Rashid Khan was seen in a video mimicking Australia’s ace batsman Steve Smith’s idiosyncratic method of leaving the ball. Smith’s weird leave came to prominence during his Ashes 2019 heroics where he was often seen getting close to the ball before making sudden movements and letting it get through to the keeper.
Rashid was observed playing a game of cricket in his home’s living area using a chair as a wicket while a tennis ball was used by the unseen bowler. His imitation was widely enjoyed by fans who responded positively to the video.