Aayush Mahajan ∙ Sep 30 2022, 9:30 PM | 2 Min Read

You have to just back yourself: Cornwall reflects on his hitting prowess

image-l8onew65Cornwall scored 91 runs in Qualifier 1 of the CPL 2022 (PC: Twitter/@wiplayers)

West Indies batter Rahkeem Cornwall, who is currently playing his trade in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL), disclosed the methodology behind his expertise in six-hitting.

While opening for Barbados Royals, Cornwall's exuberance and valour fetched him 91 runs off 54 deliveries in Qualifier 1 of the CPL 2022 against Guyana Amazon Warriors. Bringing his powerful striking to the fore, the 29-year-old with his knock took the Royals to the final of the tournament.

I wait till the ball is in my area: Cornwall

As the Antigua-born took a deep dive into the art of six-hitting, he shared how it comes naturally to him.

"Not really - I haven't done any range-hitting and I think that [six-hitting] is natural. I think I'm strong enough down the ground or any area - [I'm] a 360[-degree] player. So, I just have to focus on shot selection and wait till the ball is in my area to put it away," 

Further, he weighed in on the importance of backing oneself and how to come out from a failure.

"As a player, once you back yourself, failure is going to come and there's no doubt at it. It's just how you bounce back from that failure. Yes, I may hit 11 sixes one day, but on another day, I may get holed out off the first one. So you have to just back yourself as a player and trust your skills and go for what you believe in," 

Cornwall will next be seen in action on October 1 at Guyana when Barbados Royals and Jamaica Tallawahs compete for the trophy in the CPL 2022 final.

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