Mark Waugh asks that the legs of all forms of cricket be removed
SYDNEY: former Australian batter Mark waugh He has asked that the goodbyes of the legs of all forms of cricket be eliminated, saying that the batting side should not receive races for losing the ball.
You know what, I have a change of rules in all cricket: nothing needs to be said, especially in the T20s, Waugh said while commenting during a Big bash league meeting 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 He 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 World Cup winner said the editors of the rule were a fairly ordinary hitter.
The idea of hitting is hitting the ball. Whoever invented this rule was a fairly common 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 across the last few years there's been so many changes in the game: T20 arrived, 100 balls is going to start in the UK, talk of five-day Tests going to four, but I think the most revealing is Mark waugh 's."
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 room in the CCM at Lord's house.
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, did he play a shot? The leg says nothing, said Waugh.
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.