Mohammad Abbas, an emerging name of the fast bowler in Pakistan Test Cricket, hopes that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will give an alternate for shining the ball instead of saliva.
As a bowler, Abbas finds it difficult as the usage of saliva has become a necessary part and a bowler is incomplete without it. He thinks it can be troublesome for a bowler to bowl without saliva and the bowlers are also addicted to it.
Mohammad Abbas mentioned his forgetfulness during the net sessions where he usually forgets to bowl without shining the ball via saliva.
Mohammad Abbas hopes ICC will give an alternate to shine the ball after banning the usage of saliva
“I am used to applying saliva on the ball for shine, it would be difficult to leave. I am confident that the ICC will definitely provide an alternative,” Abbas said.
“Bowler is incomplete if he doesn’t shine the ball and the game of cricket will be totally different because of the restrictions,” he added.
“I often forget during the sessions not to shine the ball. The style of celebrating after taking a wicket will also change,” he maintained.
Discussing the country cricket, Abbas thinks it would have benefitted him and the team, as well as the series against England, is about to be started. It is to be noted that the County Cricket is also been postponed amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
“If county cricket was going on, it would have benefited me and the team. I got to play there and got the benefit before the series against England in 2018,” he added.