We have seen the ‘switch-hit’, ‘dilscoop’, ‘helicopter shot’, and ‘uppercut’, but now we have another new shot in the cricket word bank. The Big Bash League in 2013-14 saw an introduction of a new shot from Australian cricketer Daniel Christian who plays for Brisbane Heat.

The innovative shot from Christian came in the 17th over of the first innings when Melbourne Stars’ Luke Wright was bowling his gentle medium pace. Christian first thought of reverse sweeping the ball but changed his mind at the last moment when Wright bowled a full toss, close to being a wide. Christian immediately scooped it over towards the third man boundary for a four. Adam Gilchrist commentating on the match officially named the shot as the ‘Reverse Ramp Shot.’

Twenty20 cricket has provided us with some strange shots and every tournament gives us moments and shots which makes everyone go, ‘How did that happen?’ Christian in the match gave us the batting moment, which is another YouTube favourite.

Christian remained unbeaten on 68 off 49 deliveries top scoring for Brisbane Heats. Melbourne Stars chasing 144, won the close match by three wickets with two balls remaining. Wright, who was at the receiving end of Christian’s shot, was named the man-of-the-match.