India’s senior fast bowler Ishant Sharma and spinner Yuzvendra Chahal have ruled out the ban on the use of saliva to shine the ball in cricket. Ishant said that in the 5-day Test match, the fast bowlers glistened the shot with spit for swing. If we do not do this, then the ball will not swing, and the batsman will get full advantage of it. He said that the competition should be equal.
Recently the International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned the use of saliva to shine the ball during a match due to coronavirus. Each team will warn twice in an innings. In the third time, five runs will add to the account of the team batting as a penalty.
If The Ball Does Not Shine, The Swing Will Not Be Found
Ishant said in Star Sports’ show Cricket Connect, “If we do not shine the red ball (in a test match), it will not swing. If the swing is not available, it will become much easier for the batsmen to play ball. I believe that the match should be equal, not the entire game in favour of the batsmen.
Saliva Mostly Used On New Balls
The fast bowler said, “We will need to be more careful for this (use of saliva) because we keep using saliva to brighten the ball in the match. Especially in Test matches, bowlers are used to it. “Ishant said that saliva is mostly used on the new ball, while sweat used to reverse swing from the old ball.
Not having a ball drift would make it easier to bat. At the same time, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal told cricket website Cricinfo, “When you use a natural thing like saliva to shine the ball, it helps the fast bowler to swing and make the spinners drift.” Helps. If as a spinner, I will not drive the ball during the match, then it will be straightforward for the players to bat.
Fast Bowlers and Spinners Shine The Ball For Each Other
Chahal said, “Spinners use saliva a lot to keep the ball shiny because we know that the fast bowlers from the other side are bowling or doing it. To help the fast bowler, I like to maintain the brightness of the ball. The same thing happens in the fast bowler’s mind. When they see that the spinner will bowl from the other side, they also shine the ball a lot.”
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma has taken 297 wickets in 97 Tests, and 115 wickets in 80 ODIs. He has eight wickets in 14 T20s. At the same time, Chahal has taken 91 wickets in 52 ODIs and 55 wickets in 42 T20 matches.