Thursday, May 17, 2012


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Gaelic: Is an adjective that means “pertaining to or belonging to the Gayle style of batsmanship”. The style originated in the vicinity of the not so ancient Caribbean islands with modern historians interpreting ancient African manuscripts as providing the precise origin to be Jamaica.

While historically most batting styles can be described using scoring methods and rates, stroke preferences, feet movement there has never been a common understanding of what Gaelic batting precisely involves. The parameters used to describe it are vague and often debated.

However one can tell in an instant if a given innings was Gaelic or not.

Researchers argue that the predicament exists because the style focuses on attitude rather than the process of batting.

It involves a complex, hard to measure mixture of disengagement, a mocking smile without even the hint of a smile ever flirting onto the lips, an outward display of boredom, extreme boredom to the point where the practitioner appears to be sleep walking and renders modern slow motion technologies useless.

It is said that slow motion pictures of the same shot take as long as the shot took in real time. The ability of the practitioner to slow things down during a Gaelic innings is its true mystique

There is a branch of Gaelic historians (historians who reasearch Gaelic batting) who have a more bookish and mathematical view of Gaelic batting which suggests that all batting that produces scores commonly found in book cricket is Gaelic.

This view is banned in Jamaica and the IPL.

Due to elements of mocking involved, Gaelic batting is often confused with Boltic running which also originated in Jamaica however the difference is; wherein a Boltic run appears to slow the opponents down leaving ample milliseconds for the Boltic runner to celebrate even before the finish line of the shortest of races; Gaelic batting makes the batsman appear in slow motion

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