The Sports Psychology Blog
Today's Sports Psychology blog, comes after England's Kevin Pietersen introduces a new, unorthodox shot into one-day cricket.
Cricket: Kevin Pietersen - Outrageous!
Tomorrow, the MCC, will discuss the legality of Kevin Pietersen's new 'switch-hitting' stroke. This comes after England's top batsman, hit New Zealand's, Scott Styris for two sixes, after swopping hands on the bat, and adopting the stance of a left-hander. And his new shot has now becomes the talk of cricket.
With the advent of Sir Allan Stanford's twenty-20 mega-cash bonanza, and the resounding success of the IPL, this is perfect timing from Pietersen. He has announced himself into the new age of instant cricket, with an original shot. And this is how it should be.
For a while now, Pietersen hasn't quite matched the unfettered brilliance of his early international one-day innings. He arrived on the scene, as a fearless player. Capable of taking on the best one-day attacks in the world, and putting them to the sword.
Then his natural style became slightly cramped. As if the need to play, mature test innings, cost him some of his daring and inhibition.
But now the herald of twenty-20 cricket, is Pietersen's cue to take his batting to a new level. If may be the signal he needs, to truly throw off the shackles, and become one of the greats of the game. He certainly has the talent. Now he has the permission. Unless the MCC deem otherwise!