Ravichandran Ashwin Suggests Radical Change Of Rule To Restore Parity Between Bat And Ball

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India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday took to Twitter and steered that the authorities herald a significant rule change that stops a non-striker from leaving the crease earlier than the bowler has launched the ball. Ashwin’s response got here a day after the ICC introduced that TV umpires will name the front-foot no-balls in all of the ODIs that are a part of ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League. The off-spinner even steered a few methods to revive the parity between the bat and ball by disallowing the runs scored by the batsmen if he leaves his crease earlier than the ball is bowled.

“Simply hope that know-how will see if a batsmen is backing up earlier than the bowler bowls a ball and disallow the runs of that ball each time the batter does so!! Thus, parity might be restored so far as the entrance line is worried. #noball #dontbackup,” tweeted Ashwin.

Explaining the rationale behind his pondering, Ashwin wrote that present regulation does a grave injustice to the bowler in a recreation which vastly favours a batsman and it might probably value a bowler some further runs throughout a match which might ultimately play an important half in figuring out the sport’s consequence.

“A lot of you will be unable to see the grave disaparity right here, so let me take a while out to make clear to the very best of my skills. If the non striker backs up 2 ft and manages to come back again for a 2, he’ll put the identical batsmen on strike for the subsequent ball,” defined Ashwin.

“Placing the identical batsmen on strike may cost a little me a four or a 6 from the subsequent ball and ultimately value me 7 extra runs as a substitute of could also be a 1 and a dot ball chance at a special batsmen. The identical will imply massively for a batter eager to get off strike even in a check match,” he added.

Ashwin was concerned in a significant controversy throughout IPL final 12 months when he clipped the bails on the non-striker’s finish after Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler tried to steal some yards by backing up an excessive amount of.

Ashwin, who might be taking part in for Delhi Capitals on this 12 months’s IPL, argued that it nearly the suitable time to revive the steadiness between the bat and ball because it has grow to be “more and more robust surroundings for the bowlers”.

“It’s time to restore the steadiness in what’s an more and more robust environement for the bowlers. #thefrontcrease #belongs to #bothparties @bhogleharsha we will use the identical tech that we’re proposing for a no ball verify 120 balls in a T 20 recreation,” Ashwin wrote on Twitter.


When a Twitter person offered a counter-argument to Ashwin’s suggestion, the off-spinner shortly made one other approach out, suggesting a free ball for the bowler on the very subsequent ball each time the non-striker has backed up.

“As a substitute of Disallowing the run, often is the bowler can get a free ball the very subsequent one the place the batsmen has backed up. Some equity to start out off could also be,” wrote the Delhi Capitals bowler.

After an extended coronavirus break, Ashwin might be again in motion taking part in for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 which as per the IPL chairman Brijesh Patel will begin on September 19, with the ultimate scheduled for November eight within the United Arab Emirates.

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