Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli wants the presentation of another standard in T20 cricket in the wake of the wide-ball debate including MS Dhoni in the conflict between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 on Tuesday. Kohli believes captains ought to have the ability to audit wide balls and waist-height no-ball calls from on-field umpires.
With broad utilization of technology in modern-day cricket, IPL 2020 is as of now seeing the utilization of the ‘Auto no-ball’ technology. The front-foot no balls are being observed by the third umpire in the money rich league so as to limit the blunders submitted by the on-field umpires. Kohli has now proposed for surveys of wide-ball and waist-height no-ball calls from the umpires.
At present, the two teams have one survey each in IPL and the DRS can be used to check LBWs, run-outs and got behind excusals among others. In discussion with Team India partner KL Rahul during a limited time event composed by Puma, Kohli was approached to pick one principle he might want to change in T20 cricket. The RCB captain voiced his opinion on having wide and no-ball audits for the fielding captain.
“As a captain, I would like to have the ability to review wide or a waist-high full-toss. Because we’ve seen historically in high profile tournaments like IPL, these small things can be a big factor. If you lose the game by a run and are not able to review that one decision, it makes a massive difference,” Kohli told Rahul during the interaction.
Kohli’s comments come in the repercussions of a debate including Dhoni during CSK’s conflict with SRH where on-field umpire Paul Reiffel was going to signala wide in the 19th over of SRH’s pursuit however pulled back his decision halfway after an incensed MS Dhoni challenged his call. The replays indicated it was plainly a wide from Thakur however SRH were denied an additional run.
Fans via social media vented out their disappointment over the umpire’s activity with some in any event, hammering Dhoni for his strange response to the umpire’s signal.
While Kohli proposed another standard engaging the captainto take audit for wides and waist-height no balls, Rahul recommended he might want to see additional runs being awarded to a batsman for hitting a six of more than 100 meters. “As a batsman, if someone hits a six over 100m, it should be given more runs,” said Rahul.
On a lighter note, Kohli requested that Rahul take feedback from his bowlers about his proposal, considering KXIP bowlers have leaked a lot of runs in the continuous edition. RCB and KXIP will be facing each other in Match 31 of the competition to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
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