Waugh asks to say goodbye legs
Sydney, January 3 () Former Australian batter Mark Waugh has asked for goodbye to be removed from all forms of cricket, saying the bat should not receive runs for losing the ball.
You know what, I have a change of rules throughout the cricket: nothing needs to be said, especially in the T20s, Waugh said while commenting on Fox Cricket during a Big Bash League match between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder on Thursday.
That shouldn't be two races. Why do you get careers? You missed the ball, Waugh added.
To which fellow commentator and former England captain Michael Vaughan replied: It's only part of the game.
And I am changing it. I know it is. However, that does not mean it is correct, the Australian replied.
So you think every time you hit the pad? Why should you run? I know it's part of the game. But can we change it for the better? All cricket, Waugh added.
The 54-year-old World Cup winner said the rule's editor was a fairly ordinary hitter.
The idea of hitting is hitting the ball. Whoever invented this rule was a fairly ordinary hitter, I would say at the height, at the beginning of the 20th century, Waugh said.
It was at that moment that Vaughan said that Waugh's suggestion was a revelation.
If you go through the last few years, there have been so many changes in the game: T20 arrived, 100 balls will start in the United Kingdom, there is talk of five-day trials that go to four, but I think the most revealing is that of Mark Waugh.
Vaughan suggested that Waugh become a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), custodians of the law of the game.
You should be on the MCC cricket committee. You have to be there. With that kind of thinking process. He has to be. You will have a couple of trips to London every year. You will sit in that nice place. room at the MCC at Lords.
However, when asked if goodbyes should also be eliminated, Waugh responded negatively.
No, no goodbye is different. I will be without goodbye. So you don't have to worry about whether the batter has evaded the ball, has he been shot? Waugh said. Because as a hitter you have a bat. The idea is to hit the ball with the bat. If you don't hit him, I'm sorry, you don't have a career, Waugh replied. APA AH AH