‘Batter breaks the law, bowler doesn't use the law’ - Brad Hogg feels 'spirit of cricket' has become redundant

Australia's legendary left-arm wrist spinner Brad Hogg feels that 'spirit of cricket' has become redundant.

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One of the controversial topics in the cricketing world has been the run out at the non-striker’s end for taking unfair advantage. As per the new rules of ICC, the dismissal comes under the ‘run out’ category. Deepti Sharma dismissed Charlie Dean recently at the non-striker end for backing up too much and it has become a talking point around the world since then.

The experts have had mixed reactions to it and it has proved to be a never-ending topic with the ‘spirit of cricket’ debate involved in it. Deepak Chahar added spice to it during the third T20I against South Africa, when he warned Tristan Stubbs for backing up too much and refrained from taking the bails off.  

Meanwhile, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg revealed his verdict on how the ‘spirit of cricket’ has been treated in the game and used the 'Chahar incident' as an example.  

We don't accept umpires decision with use of DRS as well: Brad Hogg 

Hogg recalled the Chahar incident when the bowler received praises for not taking the bails off while the batter’s action did not go under the scanner. The 51-year-old also felt that the batters have showed disappointment constantly regarding the umpire’s call whenever DRS (Decision Review System) has been taken. The left-arm wrist spinner concluded that the ‘spirit of cricket’ is no longer an essential part of the game.  

“Chahar is praised for a good gesture, yet no dissapointment about the batters action. Batter breaks the law, bowler doesn't use the law. We don't accept umpires decision with use of DRS as well, "Spirit of cricket" has become redundant,” Hogg tweeted. 

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