Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is not happy with the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball. He said that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should come up with some artificial way to shine the ball. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal have also said the same thing.
Recently the International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball during a match due to coronavirus. Each team will be warned twice in an innings. In the third time, 5 runs will be added to the batting team as a penalty.
Spinners will also need it: Bhuvneshwar
Bhuvneshwar said, “I hope the ICC will bring some artificial substance to shine the ball. You will need it the most while bowling in a swing condition like England. Spinners will also need it a lot. “
Batsmen will get full benefit: Bumrah
Bumrah said, “The ban on the use of saliva on the ball will change the game completely.” The batsmen will get the full benefit of this. Already, the field is getting smaller and the wicket is flat. In such a situation, bowlers should get some other option to shine the ball instead of saliva.
IPL must happen this year: Bhuvneshwar
The fast bowler said, “The IPL must happen this year. This league is very important both for cricket and financially. “The IPL has been postponed indefinitely due to Corona this year. The tournament was to be held from 29 March. The BCCI is waiting for the ICC’s decision on whether the T20 World Cup will be postponed. If the World Cup does not take place, then the IPL can be held in October-November.
The match should be equal: Ishant Sharma
Earlier, India’s senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal also expressed their concern over the ban on the use of saliva. Ishant said, “If we don’t shine the red ball (in a Test match), it won’t swing.” If the swing is not available, it will become much easier for the batsmen to play ball. I believe that the match should be equal, not the entire match in favor of the batsmen. “