Cricket off late has seen bizarre improvisations thanks to the influx of T20 cricket. The ramp shots, the knuckle balls, taking stances in line of stumps: the list goes on. However, not much has changed in the longer format where traditionally, in a batting stance, the coaches still ask your elbow to point at the cover.

Exceptions remained. There is Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a man who has redefined open stances and continued piling runs. There was Abdul Qadir, who baffled everyone with his queer run-up. There was Mike Procter, who bowled off the wrong foot.

George Bailey, the perpetually smiling former Australian captain, the selectors call up in emergency but discard for no reason, subscribes to a different school of thoughts as well. He had surprised the cricket fraternity last year with his bizarre stance where his forehead was facing the gully. Now he has turned even further in his stance, facing first slip (approximately).

Bailey had started this in an ODI against New Zealand. Not many expected him to do the same in a Sheffield Shield game. In an interview with Michael Clarke and Mark Nicholas, he explained the benefits of new stance.

Bailey led Tasmania to 10-wicket win against powerful New South Wales unit. He scored 71 before nicking one to Peter Nevill off Doug Bollinger. He continues to amuse the cricket fraternity.