Sachin Tendulkar has his say on MCC's latest law updates: 'I was not comfortable with it at all'

Published on Mar 10, 2022 07:31 AM IST

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has given his take to the amends made by the MCC in latest law updates.

Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar. (Getty)
Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar. (Getty)
By, New Delhi

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has given his take to the amends made by the MCC in latest law updates. Among the changes made to MCC's laws, the three big takeaways are as follows – a new batter will remain on strike irrespective of the players crossing the previous delivery, run out of the non-striker’s for backing too much and a permanent ban of saliva on the cricket ball. All three decision will come into effect after October. Reacting to these three changes, Tendulkar said he was in support of a 'couple of them'. (Also Read: 'Full freedom. Be sure to do one': Virender Sehwag has a hilarious message for Ashwin after MCC makes 'Mankading' legal)

"New rules have been introduced in cricket by MCC committee and I am quite supportive of couple of them. The first one being Mankading dismissal. I was always uncomfortable with that particular dismissal being called 'Mankaded'," Tendulkar said in a video message. "I am really happy that it's been changed to run out. It always should have been run out according to me. So, this is one good news for all of us. I was not comfortable with it at all, but that won't be the case anymore."

The other decision which Tendulkar was in favour of was the change of batters at strike following a dismissal. Over the years, batting teams have enjoyed the advantage of crossing ends during a dismissal to make sure the new player walking in stays at the non-striker's end and the set batter faces the next ball. Tendulkar explained why he feels the rule change is fair.

"And the second one where the batter is dismissed, being caught, the new batter has to come and face the ball. The new batter takes the strike. It's absolutely fair because if a bowler has been successful in picking a wicket it's only fair that a bowler gets a chance to bowl to a new batter. This new rule is a good one and well done on that," he said.

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