Players must be adaptable to new laws: Labuschagne on banning the use of saliva in cricket
SYDNEY: Australian treadmill Marnus Labuschagne is willing to sacrifice the use of saliva to make the ball shine to return to the field in the post-COVID-19 world, as the ATV feels that players must be capable to adapt. to new rules.
It has been widely speculated that the use of saliva and sweat to make the ball shine will stop to reduce the risk of spreading the highly contagious coronavirus when cricket restarts.
The goal for everyone is to return to the field, so any sacrifice or slight touch-up in the game that needs to be done ... for us as players, it is about being adaptable and being able to comply with those new laws, if that is the case. Labuschagne said according to the 'Sydney Morning Herald'.
The 25-year-old leg shooter admitted that it would be strange for practice to be prohibited as action has become a habit for ball players on the field.
In terms of shining, it will be a bit strange. When you're on the field, it's very natural if you're one of those who shine the ball to get the ball and put some spit on your finger and try to buff off some of the rough areas of the ball, Labuschagne said.
If that does not happen, then it is so. This is how we are going to have to deal with this situation, he added.
The issue of legalizing ball manipulation has generated divided opinions at a great pace in the Indies Michael Holding saying it's a bit contradictory while the South African legend Allan donald be open to the idea.
Among others, great hitting Sachin Tendulkar They said players will be wary of using saliva to shine the ball, while Australia's first starter David Warner , Legend of Pakistan Waqar Younis , former pacer from India Ashish Nehra and spinner Harbhajan Singh have supported the use of spitting.