“Bazball” has become quite a hot topic for the cricket fans after Brendon McCullum has been appointed as England Test team coach.
The word “Bazball” came from Brendon McCullum’s nickname Bazz which indicates the attacking mode of cricket in which Brendon McCullum used to operate in his playing days.
India has just lost the 5th test match of the unfinished series against England. Since then England fans choose this term to troll Indian fans as the Indian fans did the same when their team was in a commendable position after day 2.
When Indian head coach Rahul Dravid was asked in the press conference about Bazball mode and what he thinks about it, Dravid gave a calm and composed answer that he is not quite sure what this is all about.
Watch Rahul Dravid’s Reply on “Bazball”:
Eventually, in the match, India achieved a huge lead of 132 runs in the first innings but failed dramatically in the second innings with both bat and ball. India set a target of 378 runs in front of the hosts which they chased down with ease with the help of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow’s 269-run partnership. Joe remained not out on 146 runs while Jonny played an unbeaten attacking knock of 114 runs. Both hit the Indian bowlers all over the park including Joe Root’s reverse scoop six against Shardul Thakur.
The mode, the England team has adopted after their new test coach has been appointed, will certainly raise fear among the opponent. Before India, England had also clean swept the Black Caps by a 3-0 margin. But this time they have achieved the win against a much stronger bowling lineup and announced the terror of “Bazball” in world cricket.