'There are grey areas' - Mohammad Kaif on Ravi Ashwin and Eoin Morgan's on field altercation

‘There are grey areas’ – Mohammad Kaif on Ravi Ashwin and Eoin Morgan’s on field altercation

Kaif added that ICC should work on improving some rules in the game.

Mohammad Kaif
Mohammad Kaif. (Photo Source: Instagram)

The altercation between ace spinner Ravi Ashwin and KKR skipper Eoin Morgan grabbed a lot of limelight recently and various cricket experts gave in a lot of their opinions on the same matter. The latest to join the line is fielding coach of Delhi Mohammad Kaif who added that there exist some grey areas that ICC needs to work out on.

The incident took place during the last fixture of DC and KKR in the 19th over wherein Ashwin had a spat with Morgan and it was followed by Southee joining the event. The peace was finally called out by Dinesh Karthik and few other cricketers. Overseas players like Shane Warne and Steyn have backed the action of Morgan while Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir stood for Ravi Ashwin.

“There are grey areas. In the longer run, there has to be either a yes or no. There needs to be one stand. You make a rule that if a ball hits the bat or body, then it’s a dead ball and no run is allowed or you do it otherwise. Because it’s very confusing for all the players as someone is following the rules and they think they are within the rules by taking an extra run,” said Kaif while addressing a virtual press conference.

The ICC and decision-makers should have a chat about it: Mohammad Kaif

Kaif stretched upon the idea that ICC should clear the rule for once and all and then there won’t be any confusion between the players. There exist some grey areas and this is why differences occur between players.

“The ICC and decision-makers should have a chat about it and take a decision – yes or no. There are a lot of grey areas that players are trying to figure out,” added Kaif.

A similar incident happened during the WC final of 2019 wherein a thrown touched by Ben Stokes’ bat went over the boundary line and six runs were called by the umpire. It has to be noted that even this was in talks as to why nobody objected to Englishmen back then against New Zealand.