Former England captain Michael Vaughan took a dig at legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar for his ‘hitting the stumps law’ tweet.
During the ongoing Ashes series, an incident took place during the Sydney Cricket Ground Test match between Australia and England which created a storm on social media and several cricket pundits commented on this incident.
Notably, England all-rounder Ben Stokes had luckily survived after he shoulder armed a delivery from Australia all-rounder Cameron Green that nipped back in sharply to hit the stumps. However, the ball did not dislodge the bail, despite hitting it hard.
Meanwhile, Sachin Tendulkar shared the clip of the incident on his official Twitter handle and stated that a law should be made for these types of incidents that favour the bowlers.
“Should a law be introduced called ‘hitting the stumps’ after the ball has hit them but not dislodged the bails? What do you think guys? Let’s be fair to bowlers!” he tweeted and even tagged Shane Warne who sits in the MCC WORLD CRICKET COMMITTEE.
Should a law be introduced called ‘hitting the stumps’ after the ball has hit them but not dislodged the bails? What do you think guys? Let’s be fair to bowlers! 😜😬😋@shanewarne#AshesTestpic.twitter.com/gSH2atTGRe
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 7, 2022
I Told Sachin Tendulkar On Twitter That I Will Take This To The Committee – Shane Warne
Talking about Tendulkar’s tweet on Fox Cricket, Vaughan said that if Tendulkar was still playing cricket he would have been in favour of the existing law.
“Who are we to question Sachin Tendulkar? But I guarantee that if he was playing the game, he would want the bails to come off,” Vaughan said.
Meanwhile, legendary spinner Shane Warne who was also a part of the discussion, said that he will discuss this matter at the MCC meeting.
“Yes, it is something to discuss. I told Sachin on Twitter that I will take this to the committee. But I feel that the bails should be dislodged. Or else it will take too much time out of the game to review everything. But yes it is definitely something to discuss” Warne explained.