Cricket Australia caught wanting with a piece of Mitchell McClenaghan sarcasm
A fans poll, which was attached to the post attracted several thousand voters, who were in favour of the laws not changing.
Published - Apr 16, 2018 1:58 pm | Updated - Apr 16, 2018 1:58 pm
The Kiwi left-arm pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan has had a decent international career with the Black Caps. Having last played for Black Caps in 2016, the left-arm seamer is currently plying his trade for the Mumbai Indians.
In the 28 T20 International games that he has played, the left-arm bowler has picked up 30 wickets conceding nearly 758 runs at an average of nearly 7.7 per over. Off-the-field as well, the Kiwi bowler has proved to be a comic guy, with his tweets filled in sarcasm.
Cricket Australia, recently took to the platform of Twitter to suggest that there should be a rule change for increased runs for the batsmen if they clear the boundary long. The suggestion was an add-on to the already fact that Cricket is growing to be a ‘batsman’s game.’
Should the biggest sixes be worth more than six? It's a left-field suggestion that's been floated by some greats of the game…https://t.co/Sn6XKry7vq
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) April 15, 2018
The shorter the format, more the benefits for the batsmen, and more the misery for the bowlers. A fans poll, which was attached to the post attracted several thousand voters, who were in favour of the laws not changing.
Yeah great idea – while your at it… if a stump gets knocked out of the ground or a catch gets taken one handed then the team loses 3 wickets
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 15, 2018
What did Dale Steyn say?
What followed is a massive support for McClenaghan’s reply, with nearly 3,000 people liking the tweet and more to follow. Further several bowlers supported the Kiwi pacer, saying that the laws should not change irrespective of what.
Fellow pacer, Dale Steyn had supported the pacer, by tweeting out that McClenaghan had “nailed it”. Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed, who supported the Kiwi pacer’s decision said a more appropriate leveling might be to take 10 runs from the batting score, bringing outdoor cricket closer to the rules the indoor version operates under.
@Mitch_Savage or minus 10 runs 🙄
— Fawad Ahmed (@bachaji23) April 15, 2018
Trent Copeland, who represents the New South Wales in the domestic tournament said “Shock me… What a great idea… 👎🏽”. The thumbs down, all but suggests that the right-arm quick is not up for the game.
If a batsmen hits a 6 more than 80 meters… then it’s a 8! https://t.co/tNIWyUreAx
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) April 7, 2018
On the contrary, Dean Jones suggested that there must be eight runs awarded to the batsmen if they clear the boundary by at least 80 meters. Ashton Agar, on the other hand, agreed to Dean Jones, by saying the efforts taken by the batsmen must be met with the decision of awarding them runs.