Cricket is slowly moving towards having players who can do a bit of bit of everything. Glenn Maxwell and David Warner of Australia are stand-out examples — both batsmen have had trysts with their non-batting hands, and passed the test with flying colours. Vidarbha’s Akshay Karnewar also grabbed eyeballs in the Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament recently with his medium pacers. Reportedly, even AB de Villiers is adept while playing with his left-hand. Also Read - This Country Will Resume International Flights After Christmas

Here, Sri Lanka’s Kamindu Mendis, a natural left hander bowled with his left hand when there were two right handers in the middle in a group game against Pakistan during the U-19 World Cup. Then, when a left hander came in, he started using his right hand from around the wicket. Mendis is not even the first Sri Lankan to pull off the feat. Former Sri Lankan skipper Hashan Tillakaratne had also used both hands in the same over in the 1996 World Cup, in a group game against Kenya. Also Read - Cyclone Burevi: Public Holiday Declared in 5 Districts of Kerala, Several Flights Cancelled

From the looks of it, there will  be a plethora of ambidextrous cricketers in the years to come. Mendis, the 17-year-old middle all-rounder from Galle had stated that he had been working on the art from since his childhood days.  “When I was in school, I practised with both hands. In the nets, when a right-handed batsman is batting I bowl left-arm and when a left-handed batsman is batting, I bowl off spin,” Mendis told Cricbuzz. Watch the video below: Also Read - Cyclone Burevi Races Towards Tamil Nadu, Kerala; to Make Landfall in Sri Lanka Today