MCC just updated the game’s regulations, which included some important changes. With the exception of Stuart Broad, the majority of players have expressed satisfaction with the rule changes.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has altered the game’s regulations, making Mankading a legal dismissal. India bowler Harshal Patel has said that he plays for the team within the rules of the game and that he would do whatever the rules allow in order to win.
“Allow me to create an instance for everyone.” Some think that you should not run once a throw hits the bat. Is it something you intended to do? No. Will you run if you’re in the World Cup final and need one run to win, but the ball deflects off the bat? If you’re not, and you remain in that position consistently, that’s OK; I’ll always run because I care about winning, and I do it within the laws of the game. “If the laws allow it, I will do something,” Harshal says.
Harshal’s View on MCC’s New Rules and Changes:
Harshal and a number of other bowlers have expressed their satisfaction at the fact that Mankading has been made a legal run-out. The problem started in the 2019 IPL, when R Ashwin removed Jos Buttler for backing up too much at non-end strikers. Furthermore, the use of saliva is always banned in the game.
Harshal expressed his happiness at the run-out verdict, but he remained silent on the saliva prohibition.
“I can’t comment on the saliva problem since I haven’t played much red-ball cricket in the previous two years.” What, on the other hand, will individuals who do not sweat do if they are playing in sub-zero temperatures? What kind of sparkle will the ball have? As a consequence, the issue will very certainly stay open.”
“And I felt the Mankad problem was a ludicrous subject for us to argue as a cricketing community because how can it be against the spirit of the game if it’s in the rule book?” he asked.
Harshal is gearing up for the next IPL season, with the goal of repeating his strong performance from the previous season. Last season, he collected 32 wickets, making him the season’s highest wicket-taker. In the super auction, RCB paid Rs 10.75 crore for him.