Kevin Pietersen defends the switch-hit

Kevin Pietersen tweeted, “I see the ‘switch-hit’ is being talked about again. If a new LBW law gets brought back in, it won’t stop the shot guys!” Getty Images

ngland cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who is credited for developing the switch hit, on Friday vociferously defended the legality of his trademark shot.

With numerous current and former players questioning the shot, Pietersen came out all guns blazing on his Twitter account in defence of the switch hit.

This development comes in the wake of the announcement that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is mulling a change in the lbw law to encompass the switch hit.

Pietersen tweeted, “I see the ‘switch hit’ is being talked about again. If a new LBW law gets brought back in, it won’t stop the shot guys!! As a batter, you are there to score runs and Shouldn’t be scared to get out.”

The England batsman doesn t believe that a change in laws would stop the batsmen from playing it. He tweeted, “I don’t believe that bringing in the LBW as a left hander would make a difference anyway. The ball should hit u outside the line anyway & you’ll be playing a shot.. Soooooo, it’s a waste of a meeting!!!!”

The ICC Cricket Committee, which would meet later this month in Dubai includes celebrated names such as Ian Bishop, Kumar Sangakkara and Mark Taylor.

Pietersen tweeted “I’d suggest that those who want to have a meeting about it actually get some pads on and try it. And not just in the nets. In the middle of a game that millions are watching & the pressure is on. Then decide how easy or obstructive it is?”

“If its unfair to a bowler then let any bowler switch his arm in delivery.. How many could actually do that?? Il answer that.. NONE!”, Pietersen concluded.

By CricketCountry Staff

London: May 11, 2012

England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, who is credited for developing the switch-hit, on Friday vociferously defended the legality of his trademark shot.

With numerous current and former players questioning the shot, Pietersen came out all guns blazing on his Twitter account in defence of the switch-hit. This development comes in the wake of the announcement that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is mulling a change in the lbw law to encompass the switch hit.

Pietersen tweeted, “I see the ‘switch-hit’ is being talked about again. If a new LBW law gets brought back in, it won’t stop the shot guys!! As a batter, you are there to score runs and Shouldn’t be scared to get out.”

The England batsman doesn t believe that a change in laws would stop the batsmen from playing it. He tweeted, “I don’t believe that bringing in the LBW as a left hander would make a difference anyway. The ball should hit u outside the line anyway & you’ll be playing a shot.. Soooooo, it’s a waste of a meeting!!!!”

The ICC Cricket Committee, which would meet later this month in Dubai includes celebrated names such as Ian Bishop, Kumar Sangakkara and Mark Taylor. Pietersen tweeted “I’d suggest that those who want to have a meeting about it actually get some pads on and try it. And not just in the nets. In the middle of a game that millions are watching & the pressure is on. Then decide how easy or obstructive it is?”

“If its unfair to a bowler then let any bowler switch his arm in delivery.. How many could actually do that?? I’ll answer that.. NONE!”, Pietersen concluded.