Two new balls in ODIs is a perfect recipe for disaster says Tendulkar

6/22/2018

New Delhi, Indian cricket great Sachin Tendulkar’s tweet echoing his concern having 2 new balls in one day cricket is a perfect recipe for disaster as each ball is not given the time to get old enough to reverse has sparked off a heated conversation on social media with the likes of skipper Virat Kohli, Waqar Younis, Stuart Broad and Mitchell McClenaghan endorsing his view. After watching England chase down a target of 312 against Australia without any difficulty in the fourth game at Riverside on Thursday, Tendulkar on Friday tweeted saying using two new balls were a “perfect recipe for disaster” in ODIs as it didn’t allow for the ball to reverse swing in the death overs. England had earlier scored a world record 481/6 -- the highest men's ODI total of all time -- in a crushing 242-run win at Trent Bridge on Tuesday against Australia. "Having 2 new balls in one day cricket is a perfect recipe for disaster as each ball is not given the time to get old enough to reverse. We haven’t seen reverse swing, an integral part of the death overs, for a long time," Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.

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