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           The Pull

The arguments over which is a hook shot and which is a pull shot may be many. But that should not worry you so long as your are able to get the short ball racing through the onside. The shots are also very similar except that the hook is played inevitably off the short ball that rises shoulder high and the pull is played to balls not that short. The pull can be played effectively off the front foot too.

The pull is hit hard into the ground. The shot is best played to the short ball that does not rise too high. The back and across movement will position you perfectly when you size up such a juicy short ball coming up. Remember to roll your wrists before contact so that the ball is kept down.

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