Baseball, EnglandThe captain’s new attack approach permeates Ben Stokesbecame the laughingstock on social media when it hit 100 to 5 points to a powerful attack on a South African sidewalk during the first session of the first test of a triple test series that began on Wednesday.
Opinion: What Bazball Really Says About Cricket: Britons Win in Home Conditions
For non-reversers, ‘Bazball’ refers to the new approach England have adopted in Test cricket, where hitters don’t shy away from putting a bit of speed into their rounds.
Stokes’ approach ruffled purists’ feathers Test with South Africa captain Dean Elgar The British dare to try his team approach.
“I’d love to see them do it against our seafarers,” South African captain Dean Elgar said in a provocative call to arms during the series’ build.
Elgar’s challenge seems to have been successful so far as his speed pin successfully parried England’s batting in the first session.
Here’s how fans reacted after England stumbled in the first session.
#BazBall with the help of pitchers in the yard and it’s overcast. #ENGvSA https://t.co/tcieOt9H5E
– Prantik (@ Pran__07) 1660734121000
Day 1.. 1st session of 3 test series.. Bazball side effects already? 100 in 25 but reduced by 5 brackets.. Nam A… https://t.co/PrMj4QrWFx
– Sawera Pasha (@sawerapasha) 1660737954000
Bazball when asked to hit first: https://t.co/O9BunaSnjk
– (@ rustincohle_7) 1660735377000
Start ending bazball https://t.co/Cj5IVl3jXX
– Pranav Paraswar (@ParaswarPranav) 1660730422000
They said they will play us with their Bazball #ENGvSA https://t.co/jgwVii8gtS
– Bogobe Connoisseur (@alikomape) 1660735944000
@CricCrazyJohns Bazball against this attack..This will be fun https://t.co/Ia0z7tyrA2
– Kris (@KrishK74) 1660731312000
Keep your horse, SA fans
Suppress the urge to tweet “bAzBaLl” after every game because SA still has to hit https://t.co/FKdFiWEkDf
– (@halfageminii) 1660735195000
At least for now South Africa has turned “bazball” into a “busball” hahahahaha SA’s speed attack has ripped the thing… https://t.co/QHh4G5nn7c
– Waheed Khan (@waheedkhan) 1660735377000
A surprising situation?
Ross Taylor released his book. BazBall collapsed. A surprising situation? I think not.
– Lily Franklin (@lilyffranklin13) 1660737378000
UK: Knock KnockProteas: Who’s there? UK: BazballProteas: Bazball AI? #ProteaFire #EngvsSA @OfficialCSA @SuperSportTV
– brett Fish anderson (@BrettFishA) 1660735471000
English Press: What do you do about Bazball? Elgar: We don’t care about Bazball. Stokes: So why do you continue… https://t.co/pl4ShVXgDu
– Sean Wilson (@SimplySean_) 1660721748000
Jonny Jonny, Does PapaFlat track bullies? No PapaTelling lies? No PapaScore against SA? Hahahah .. # CricketTwitter #ENGvSA #Bazball
– Anuj Nitin Prabhu (@APT domainsCricket) 1660736347000
All praise the guy who invented bazball
People before bazball 👇 https://t.co/yJzRNKme5B
– Raja Sekhar Yadav (@cricketwithraju) 1660707689000