Former Australia vice-captain David Warner lately said his opinion on utilizing saliva to shine the cricket ball.
Earlier, the Australian management group that includes Warner and Steve Smith obtained a one-year ban after utilizing sandpaper within the notorious 2018 Cape City Check match.
Earlier than the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak escalated, social distancing norms had been noticed within the cricketing discipline, with matches performed in entrance of empty stands, and gamers agreeing on fist-pumps as a substitute of handshakes.
Warner prompt when cricket resumes, doesn’t see any purpose for the ICC to abolish the usage of saliva on the ball.
“You’re sharing change rooms and also you’re sharing the whole lot else, I don’t see why it’s important to change that,” Warner was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
“It’s been going round for a whole bunch of years now. I can’t recall anybody that’s bought sick by doing that. When you’re going to contract a bug, I don’t suppose it’d essentially be simply from that,” added Warner.
Very like the Mankad, the problem of ban on saliva has divided the cricketing fraternity into two halves. The likes of Shaun Tait and Allan Donald have supported the thought of a saliva ban, whereas Waqar Younis, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra have opposed the movement.
“I’m not too positive, however it’s not my place to touch upon whether or not or not we must always or shouldn’t (use saliva to shine the ball). It’s as much as the ICC and the governing our bodies to determine,” concluded Warner.
Even West Indies’ nice, Michael Holding, termed the thought of saliva ban as self-contradictory. The sport of cricket has witnessed extreme imbalance between the bat and the ball, currently.
Fielding restrictions, bowling with two new balls at every finish have favoured batsmen lately whereas the artwork of bowling has suffered from flat decks and high-scoring grounds.
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