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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Head hunting

Shoaib Akthar's recent return to bowling form appears to have got him thinking; here, he makes a case for two bouncers per over in ODIs.
Actually, he is saying pretty much what most fast bowlers think; I remember Wasim Akram once commenting, while we were at an event in Michigan, that the only thing about fast bowling he didn't like was (to paraphrase his words) some two bit batsman, who wouldn't last an over in Tests, slogging him around the park in the limited over format simply because the rules were tailored to protect the batsman at the expense of the bowler.
"When you have various restrictions, like now they've fielding restrictions for 20 overs, it is only fair to allow two bouncers. Once one flies away you can't do it again (or) you end up getting a warning," he was quoted as saying by 'The News' on Tuesday.


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