‘Perfect game for Sania Mirza-Shoaib Malik’s son’: Video of men playing tennis with cricket bats goes viral

When it comes to sports like cricket and tennis, Desi people across the globe cannot keep calm while supporting their favorite players. However, when both cricket and tennis events are happening at the same time, fans often wonder what to watch. However, a recent viral video shows that it is possible to play both games at the same time, all you need is the good old habit of jugaad.

In a video that’s going viral, four players can be seen engaged in a rally – all with racquets – trading the red ball for lime green ones seen in tennis. Without a bowler, the game was pretty much like a tennis match, only without a racquet.

Aatif Nawaz, a stand-up comedian and cricket commentator for the BBC’s Test Match Special, shared the video online with a hilarious caption. “If tennis and cricket had a baby…” Nawaz quipped on Twitter.

While it may seem like all players are just having fun, it’s actually part of a pre-game workout. The video, originally shared by National Performance Coach and National Selector for Cricket Scotland Toby Bailey, showed players from the country’s senior team and players from Edinburgh Napier University Academy.

Taking to Twitter, Bailey explained that practice is key to players’ foot movement, adding, “The game will be played on a badminton court with cricket bats.” He went on to say that the match was the best of five games in a tennis game format for more pressure points may be.

“Great warm up and brilliant for foot movement, clubface control and accessing the ball to play against spin,” added the cricket coach.

When the clip made the rounds on the internet and many Desi users stumbled upon it, they couldn’t miss Nawaz’s comment and joked that it would be the perfect game for Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik’s son. Others couldn’t stop pushing for this hybrid game that combines their love of both sports while reminding many of their childhood days when they did it just for fun.

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