Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer has reacted hilariously to the new rules unveiled by the Big Bash League ahead of their forthcoming season. The tenth season of BBL is scheduled to start from December 19. In order to make the competition more appealing, the organisers have introduced ‘power Surge’, ‘X-factor Player’ and ‘Bash Boost’.
The ‘Power Surge’ will consist of a two-over period where the fielding side is allowed only two fielders outside the inner ring. The batting team will be allowed to use it at any given time from the 11th over of the innings onwards. At the same time, the powerplay at the start of the innings has been reduced to four overs from six.
On the other hand, the ‘X-factor Player’ will be named as the 12th or 13th player at the start of the game. However, he can get into the game at the 10th over of the first innings, replacing any player who is yet to bat, or has not bowled more than one over.
The ‘Bash Boost’ is a bonus point given midway through the second innings. The chasing side will earn the bonus point “if they’re above the equivalent 10-over score of their opposition”. But if the chasing team is behind at the 10-over mark, the fielding side will be awarded with the point. As a result of this rule, teams can now score four points every game since the points awarded for a win in general has been increased to three points. Previously, the teams got two points for a win.
Wasim Jaffer’s hilarious reaction:
The new rules introduced by BBL has drawn mixed reactions from the cricketing fraternity and Wasim Jaffer reacted to them too. The former batsman, who has made a habit of posting hilarious memes on Twitter, posted another hilarious tweet while making it clear that he was not very impressed by the rules.
Wasim Jaffer used a dialogue from popular Bollywood film Gangs of Wasseypur, as he tweeted:
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 16, 2020
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