News WrapGet Handpicked Stories from our editors directly to your mailbox

Watch: George Bailey's unique stance leaves Twitter in splits

File photo of George Bailey. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Canberra ACT, Australia Oct 31, 2018, 07.55 PM (IST)

George Bailey single-handedly guided the Prime Minister's XI to a remarkable four-wicket win over South Africa in the tour game in Canberra on Wednesday.

The right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 51 runs that helped the home team reach the target within 37 overs. 

However, more than his batting prowess, it was his bizarre batting stance that grabbed the attention and became the talking point on the social media. 

Looking at his batting style, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis couldn't stop giggling. 

Bailey was batting as if the bowler was bowling from the cover region. Even the commentary box had a laugh over his batting posture. 

In a video shared on Twitter, Bailey can be seen batting with almost his entire back towards the young fast bowler Lungi Ngidi's over.


The batting stance left the Twitter in splits, with many guessing what's going on. 


The high-voltage action of the tour starts on November 4, where Australia, led by Aaron Finch, will square off against the Proteas in the first ODI in Perth.