It is no secret that cricket has slowly and steadily become a batter-friendly game. In today’s generation, most of the games are high-scoring, and seldom would you get the low-scoring thrillers, which manage to excite one and all.
Former South African pacer Dale Steyn went on to propose a new idea that will further tilt the game in favour of the batters. On Wednesday, he went on to say that free-hits need to be allowed in the longest format of the game. However, Steyn had a different spin to it as said that it will help the tailenders escape long 8-9 ball overs.
After witnessing the Proteas tailenders receive some chin music from the Indian bowlers, Steyn took to Twitter to speak about a free-hit being allowed in the longest format of the game. He also spoke about how it would help tailenders survive those extended overs.
“Free hit for No Ball in Test Cricket… What you think? Will definitely help the bowlers (when batting) survive those extended 7/8 and sometimes 9 ball overs we’ve seen happen before… 6 balls is Hard enough for the tailenders facing a top class life threatening fast bowler,” read Dale Steyn’s Tweet.
This resulted in mixed reactions from the cricket fans on Twitter. While some agreed with his opinion, the others ridiculed it and felt that it would simply complicate things. Nevertheless, the ongoing series decider at Newlands is turning out to be a cracker of a contest.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, India got to 223. On the other hand, the visitors were bundled for 210. Thus the visitors currently lead by 13 runs. The fans of the Kohli-led side would be hoping that India post a stiff target for the hosts to chase in the fourth innings.