The veteran Australian batter, Steve Smith is known for his unorthodox and bizarre style of batting and the New Zealand pacer, Trent Boult reminded everyone of Smith’s batting style by imitating his one-legged opened-up defense against delivery by Matthew Potts and held the posture to be noticed by the spectators. England and New Zealand are locking horns with each other in the opening Test of the three-match series at the iconic Lord’s.
England managed to restrict New Zealand to a below-par total of 132 runs and they looked in a commanding position in the first Test. James Anderson picked four wickets while Matthew Potts made a dream debut as he also managed to scalp four wickets including four maiden overs. The remaining two wickets were picked by Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. However, during New Zealand’s innings, Trent Boult produced a remarkable moment to remind everyone of Steve Smith.
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Matthew Potts was bowling the 36th over of the innings and he bowled a short-length delivery on the fourth ball to Boult. The batter then shuffled outside the off-stump and defended the ball with a one-legged opened-up stance just like Steve Smith. His technique and posture while playing the delivery reminded the spectators of the former Australian Test skipper.
Here is the video of the defensive shot from Trent Boult:
Trent Boult 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/bLJY4DjtvY
— Sachin (@Sachin72342594) June 6, 2022
Tribute to Steve smith on his birthday from Trent Boult 😅 pic.twitter.com/tsXdyewtpj
— Sachin (@Sachin72342594) June 2, 2022
England (playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson
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New Zealand (Playing XI): Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell (wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, Trent Boult
Here is how the fans reacted to the batting of Trent Boult:
Trent Boult shouting anything other than “no run” adds another level to his glorious batting style
— Hannah (@_hannah1991) June 2, 2022
Don't get your hopes high..Trent Boult master class incoming.
— Saikat (@Saikatmukh02) June 2, 2022
Time to bat 😬
Sky comms are rubbish without the late great Warney or bumble – I think I’ve been told 200 times that Trent boult has been playing in the IPL 😅😬 #ENGvsNZ
— SAF (@ragnorkhan27) June 2, 2022
It's treat to watch when Trent Boult bats 😍😄 #ENGvNZ
— Surya (@GoluTheroy) June 2, 2022
Trent Boult sounding like me through most of my youth 'career' with the bat.
— Michael Ivory (@mikeivory91) June 2, 2022
Number 11 batsman Trent Boult scored more runs than New Zealand’s top 4 combine. #ENGvNZ
— Umakant (@Umakant_27) June 2, 2022
“Oh no!” Trent Boult is not a real man.
— Lily Franklin (@lilyffranklin13) June 2, 2022