IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals’ Amit Mishra warned for applying saliva on the ball

Mishra is currently playing in the match against Virat Kohli's RCB.

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Amit Mishra, the Delhi Capitals’ (DC) cricketer, has been warned for applying saliva on the ball during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc for more than a year, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has come up with a number of rules to curb down the effect of the virus.

It was before the West Indies tour of England back in July 2020 when the apex cricket board churned out a number of laws, one of which was banning the application of saliva on the cricket leather. The step was taken, keeping in mind the transmission of the coronavirus. From there on, usage of saliva has been deemed as a major offence for teams, both at international and domestic levels.

Amit Mishra getting the POTM award against MI

Earlier, a number of bowlers, especially the pacers expressed concerns as saliva was a medium through which they used to shine the ball. As far as the ongoing game is concerned, the Capitals won the toss and opted to field first. Mishra, one of the leading wicket-takers in the IPL, has played a major role and has bagged the Player of the Match award against the Mumbai Indians (MI).

In the meantime, in the pandemic, Brett Lee, the former Australian fast bowler, donated in India’s fight against the virus.

“India has always been like a second home for me. The love and affection that I have got from the people of this country both during my professional career and even after my retirement hold a special place in my heart,” Lee said in a statement.

“It saddens me deeply to see people suffering due to the ongoing pandemic. I feel privileged to be in a position of making a difference and with that in mind, I’d like to donate 1 BTC (Bitcoin) to Crypto Relief to help with the purchase of oxygen supplies for the hospitals across India,” he added.

Previously, Pat Cummins, who’s a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), donated a hefty amount to the PM-Cares Fund. The step garnered him loads of praises from the netizens and cricket fraternity.