Standing up to the wicket is what keeping is all about
A great wicket-keeper , a complete package, a natural, a fighter feature and the most annoying sledging machine cricketer Aun Muhammad.
Aun started playing cricket from Pakistan Lahore. It was in approximately year 2006. Aun’s major inspiration was a very respectful and well known Pakistani coach and player Saud Ahmed Khan. (At that time he was the coach in his school) After playing cricket regularly in school team, Aun started playing for a well-known cricket Club Aligarh Cricket Club in Model town Lahore. Model town is a place from where most of the Pakistani players come from and famous for street cricket. Aun went to England in 2009 where he played premier league in the Middlesex County from Pinnner cricket club and Rickmansworth cricket club. Aun had have played 26 matches in total. When he came back to Pakistan he started playing at Khurrum gymkhana cricket club where he had one of the best coaches Mr. Khurrum hafeez who was the one whose wisdom and perfect guidance made kamaran Akmla, Umer akmal and Adnan Akmal the kind of players they are and internationally acclaimed.
Aun said,”He helped me improve my wicket keeping and batting skills and I came to the best level in my life”
“Next to the captain, the wicketkeeper is the second most important player on the field. You’re the inspiration to the rest of the fielders
Aun says the only practical way I know of getting the wicketkeeper to concentrate is, every time the batsman plays the ball – and, as I say, on a good wicket, a good batsman will play the ball more often than not – you should, in that split-second when a batsman plays it, imagine the ball comes through to you and actually go through the motions of taking it. Every time. It stands to reason that if you’ve got into those habits, when the batsman goes out of his crease and misses the ball, you’re halfway there. Your hands will be in the right place and you’re watching the ball all the time.
When wicketkeepers miss stumping’s, the two mistakes they make are they get up too soon, so their arms and hands come above their waist, and they anticipate that the batsman is going to hit the ball, and are looking to where they think he’s going to hit it. The only way I know to correct that is, when you come up from the crouch position and straighten your knees, keep your hands below your knees so if the ball keeps low you can take it, and if it bounces you can come up in the air with it.