This is the side of the cricket pitch that bowlers do not aim for, as it's far easier than the off side for a batsman to cain your offering to the boundary, whether or not it goes for six. Also, if the ball pitches on the leg side, you've no hope of an LBW appeal, should the ball strike the batsman's pad. A ball on the leg side doesn't have to be very wide at all to be called by the umpire as a wide , whereas the off side ball has relative freedom of placement.