Bowlers Urgency a Possibility to Maintain The ball- Jasprit Bumrah
Indian pacer with unique bowling action has said that there must be any substitute for the bowler to maintain the ball in the background of the official recommendation to not use saliva in the ball for the awake of health and also for the safety hazard due to Covid-19.
Am not much of a hugger, so that doesn’t trouble me: Bumrah
Pace bowler also suggested protesting the celebration of high-fives after taking the wickets.”I was not much of a hugger anyway! And not a high-five person as well, so that doesn’t trouble me a lot. The only thing that interests me is the saliva bit. I don’t know what guidelines we’ll have to follow when we come back, but I feel there should be an alternative. If the ball is not well maintained, it’s difficult for the bowlers,”
Bumrah said. “Whenever you play, I’ve heard the batsmen – not in our team, everywhere – complaining the ball is swinging. But the ball is supposed to swing! The ball is supposed to do something! We are not here just to give throwdowns, isn’t it? (laughter) This is what I tell batsmen all the time. In one-day cricket, when did the ball reverse last, I don’t know. Nowadays the new ball doesn’t swing a lot as well,”
He said. “I am bowling quicker than them in my fourth spell as well! So I think I should stick to it. If I have some physical difficulty and if it’s giving me some trouble, then I’ll find solutions. But if it’s not broken, why fix it?” he added.