There have been widespread speculations that using saliva and sweat to shine the ball might be stopped to chop down the chance of spreading the extremely contagious coronavirus when cricket restarts.
“The objective for everyone is to get back on the field, so whatever sacrifices or slight tweaks in the game that need to be made… for us as players, it’s about being adaptable and being able to abide by those new laws, if that is the case,” Labuschagne was quoted as saying by the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.
The 25-year-old leg-spinner admitted that it will be unusual if the apply is banned because the motion has change into a behavior for the ball shiners on the sphere.
“In terms of shining it, it will be slightly strange. When you’re on the field it’s so natural if you’re one of the ball shiners to get the ball and put a little bit of saliva on your finger and try to buff out some of the rough areas of the ball,” Labuschagne mentioned.
“If that doesn’t happen, then that’s the way it is. That’s just how we’re going to have to deal with this situation,” he added.
The problem of legalisation of ball-tampering has led to divided opinions with West Indies tempo nice Michael Holding saying it’s a bit “self-contradictory”, whereas South Africa legend Allan Donald being open to the concept.
Among others, batting nice Sachin Tendulkar mentioned gamers might be cautious of utilizing saliva to shine the ball, whereas star Australia opener David Warner, Pakistan legend Waqar Younis, former India pacer Ashish Nehra and spinner Harbhajan Singh have supported using spit.
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