Second-to-last post on Symonds. I’ve noticed a pattern with our dear Andrew. In the final slog overs, Symonds naturally wants to hit, hit, hit. Successful bowlers have realized, however, that he gets a bit ahead of himself. Watch these three videos, all of which show Indian bowlers — Sreesanth, Pathan, Sharma — out Symonds with slower balls in overs at the death. Looks like Symonds might want to keep his bat in his hands just a bit longer before he swings all that frustration in the open.
Pathan bowls Symonds here with a slightly quicker ball, but gentle medium pace overall:
And of course, the infamous Sharma off-cutter: