People won’t watch cricket anymore: Mitchell Starc
Because of coronavirus, every bowler has to give up one of the long-standing habits of cricket. The bowlers use saliva to brighten the ball, which helps in swinging.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is going to ban this system to prevent the spread of the virus. Cricket has become batsman friendly nowadays. If such a law is imposed on him, people will not watch the game anymore, thinks Australian speed star Mitchell Starc.
Aussie pacer says cricket will become a boring game if there is no balance between bat and ball. In his words,
“We don’t want to lose it, we don’t want this fight to be any less. So something needs to be done to swing the ball.”
Starc added, “If that doesn’t happen, people won’t watch the game anymore. The kids don’t want to be bowlers anymore. Flat wickets have been made in Australia for the last few years. If the ball goes straight, it will be a boring fight.”
According to the 30-year old pacer, in this situation the authority should instruct the ground staff not to make batting-friendly wickets at this time. Or the use of something like wax may be allowed.
“It’s an unprecedented situation for the world,” he said. “If the use of spit is banned for some time, then alternatives should be considered for this time.”