Srikkanth calls bat-ball competition at the ODI
NEW DELHI: There's been a lot of talk lately about ODI rules that the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly have said work in favour of the batsmen and bowlers get a raw deal.
While Tendulkar has said that using two new balls in the ODIs has meant that the reverse swing has gone out of the game, Ganguly feels that having two new balls during his time would mean setting a limit almost everywhere.
Speaking about the evolution of the ODI format, former India cricketer and chief selector Kris Srikkanth dijo en el programa Tamil de Star Sports, Cricket Connected-Aatam Thodarattum: Cuando la competencia entre el bate and la pelota es buena, siempre tendrás concursos en cualquier formato: el Cricket World Cup 2019 It was an example. In our days, the limits used to be 80-90 meters, now they are not more than 70-75 meters, which makes life easier for hitters.
In contemporary times, an ODI entry is played with two new white balls from each end. When it comes to field constraints, each entry is divided into three power games.
This brings back wonderful memories, Dadi. How many more do you think we could have scored with the rest ... https://t.co/5Jk7sVHTN1 - Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1589280609000
Ganguly was quick to respond to Tendulkar and said: "Another 4000 or so...2 new balls...wow...sounds like a cover drive flying to the boundary in the first over of the game...for the remaining 50 overs."
Another 4,000 or so ... 2 new balls ... wow ... sounds like a cover disc flying to the limit the first time ... https://t.co/URGBeCO2iD - Sourav Ganguly (@ SGanguly99) 1589283125000
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh suggested that ICC should amend the laws.
"At least few more thousands runs easily...such a bad rule this is...need few bowlers in ICC to keep the balance right between bat and ball...and games become more competitive when team scores 260/270 now days everyone scoring 320/30 plus and getting chased as well often," Harbhajan wrote while replying on Tendulkar's tweet.
At least few more thousands runs easily..such a bad rule this is..need few bowlers in @ ICC to keep th balance righ… https://t.co/BhRP6KDw6M - Harbhajan Turban (@harbhajan_singh) 1589287004000
Replying to this, Tendulkar on Wednesday said: "Couldn't agree with you more Bhajji! Even I feel the rules and surfaces both need to be looked into."
Couldn’t agree with you more Bhajji! Even I feel the rules and surfaces both need to be looked into. https://t.co/QZqJ2sB761 - Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 1589350119000