Like all bowlers, I hope no sweat and spit rule is implemented: Varun Aaron
NEW DELHI: The next step has been taken for the return of sports action in the post-COVID-19 era. Blueprints have been drawn up, soccer players have resumed individual training and things that are due and not constantly updated. In Cricket They are progressive baby steps, which are talked about more in Australia: There is no spit or sweat on the ball, says a point in the new guidelines from the Australian Institute of Sports.
Suggestions are already being made on how not to make the ball shine and still get help in the air and off the court. Shane Warne, for example, has suggested making one side of the ball heavier. But for Rajasthan Royals Indian pacer Varun Aaron It is obvious that the move will heavily load the game in favor of hitters.
100% is obvious, Aaron said in a video chat with Timesofindia.com on Tuesday, when asked if he would give hitters an advantage over bowlers. More in the tests than in the T20 or one day, because anyway the Kookaburra ball does not do much after the first four or five in an ideal setting.
Aaron, like every Indian athlete, is in a forced coronavirus lockdown at home, while under normal circumstances at this time of year, he would have been playing the Indian Premier League ( IPL ) But the highly contagious pandemic has postponed the 2020 season until further notice.
There's nothing much we can do about it, but at the same time I feel everybody is making good use of this time, especially we at the Royals. We are having constant discussions with coaches, players and kind of staying switched on in case the IPL happens, which I am sure will happen, Aaron told TimesofIndia.com during the discussion.
But he is happy to play 'chef' for now.
I really don't need the confinement for cooking. I am cooking anyway. I am the most tamed between me and my wife. I'm cooking at home and she eats what I cook, said the 30-year-old right arm pacemaker with a smile.
Moving the discussion back to Cricket , Aaron explained further why the ICC needs to "negate" the disadvantage, he believes, fast bowlers will face if they can't shine the ball naturally.
"In Test Cricket , movement is something that every (fast) bowler heavily relies on to get the batsman out, otherwise there won't be any difference between white-ball Cricket and red-ball Cricket ," said Aaron, who last played for India in a Test match in November 2015. He made his international debut in an ODI in October 2011.
I'm sure the ICC will calculate something to negate the losses (disadvantage) that bowlers will face if they implement the rule, but like all bowlers, I just hope it doesn't happen.
But if the medical experts feel it's mandatory to safeguard Cricket ers against COVID-19 and restarting action in the field is something that will have to be done. Aarron accepts that.
Aaron-RR-embed-2 If it (no saliva or sweat on ball) has to happen, it will, because it's something where somebody has to be really careful about, said Aaron, who has played for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and presently Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
I think I have been really fortunate to play for a lot of teams. It's been a great learning (experience). It just helps you know things from different angles, he said about his IPL journey so far.
But right now, the focus is on getting back on the field, which Aaron believes will happen in a 'bigger' way.
I feel like the sport is going to make a bigger return to the world, because people are going to value it so much more now, the right-arm pacemaker said.
Sport has always been important in all countries and I think people are hungry.