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Nw: Harshal Patel Praises MCCs Mankad Update, Questions Saliva Ban

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The fresh cricket legislation amendments mentioned by the MCC had been permitted by majority of cricketers within the enviornment, with fully few expressing mixed reactions. Talking to Hindustan Times, IPL 2021’s Crimson Cap winner Harshal Patel lauded the fresh amendments. Aside from praising the decision to place ‘Mankad’ as a reliable flee out dismissal, Patel also shared his small reservations on the saliva ban. The 31-one year-outmoded wondered how “of us that fabricate no longer sweat” are going to shine the ball “in frigid conditions”.

“I’m able to’t scream noteworthy relating to the saliva thing because I haven’t performed a form of purple-ball cricket within the final two years. But yeah, must you participate in in frigid conditions, of us that fabricate no longer sweat, what are they going to elevate out? How are they going to shine the ball? So that question stays to be answered for sure”, he mentioned.

The MCC legitimised the Mankad dismissal, keen it from “unfair play” category to the “flee-out” category. It got criticism on social media from England pacer Stuart Sizable.

Harshal mentioned, “And the Mankad thing, I felt it used to be a extremely absurd thing for us to chat about as a cricketing community because if it be within the rule e-book how can it be in opposition to the spirit of the game?”

Extra explaining why the Mankad dismissal wants to be permitted, Harshal mentioned, “Let me give you an example. Of us scream you’ll want to no longer flee after a throw hits the bat. Did you elevate out it on cause? No. But scream, must you participate within the World Cup closing, and in addition to you’d like a flee to earn and the ball deflects off the bat, are you no longer going to flee? If you’re no longer and protect fixed in that scenario, then it be okay, that is your name, but I will repeatedly flee because I play to earn and elevate out all of it by the authorized pointers of the game. If the authorized pointers allow me to elevate out something, I will positively elevate out it”.


All over IPL 2021, Harshal completed as the very best wicket-taker with 32 dismissals in 15 matches. Without reference to his efforts, Harshal didn’t procure RCB previous the playoffs.

The bowler used to be launched after final season fully to be sold support by RCB at some stage within the IPL 2022 mega public sale for RS 10.75 crore.

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