With the coronavirus pandemic halting all sporting events including cricket, former and current cricketers have nothing to do than to interact with their fans on social media.
Former Australia wrist-spinner Brad Hogg is one such person who is utilizing this downtime to the most and is having Q/A sessions on Twitter and engaging with his fans. Hogg, who was known for his never say die attitude on the field, has been entertaining fans with his witty answers and insights into the game.
On Friday, Hogg picked the top five yorker specialists in world cricket at the moment while answering to the question of a particular fan. “Who do you think are the top five yorker bowlers in world cricket right now? #Hoggytime,” asked a fan. Hogg named Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell Starc, Lasith Malinga, Haris Rauf and Chris Jordan. “Off the top of my head. Bumrah, Malinga, Starc, Rauf, Jordan,” responded Hogg.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) April 16, 2020
All five bowlers possess the ability to wreak havoc on any opposition with their toe-crushing yorkers and impeccable accuracy. The 49-year-old was earlier asked to name the best left-arm pacer amongst Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Mitchell Starc. Responding to the fan’s question, the Australia veteran said that he considers starc as the impact bowler amongst the three choices.
While Hogg heaped praise on Boult’s swinging ability and Wagner’s stamina, he opined that Starc is the best impact bowler between the trio. “Trent Boult most skill swinging the ball consistently, Neil Wagner best stamina, Starc best impact bowler between the three. I would love to have all three in my XI,” tweeted Hogg.
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) April 13, 2020
Hogg, in his illustrious career spanning over 123 ODIs, claimed 156 wickets including three 4-wicket hauls and two 5-wicket hauls. He also plied his trade for Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL).