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Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir question 'ridiculous' rules of ICC

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 July 2019, 13:39 IST

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday favoured a second super over to determine the winner instead of considering the boundary count if such situation emerge like it did in the ICC World Cup.

In a nail biting contest at Lord’s on Sunday, England were deemed the World Cup winners on the basis of their higher boundary count 22 fours and two sixes to New Zealand’s 16, after both the regulation game and the super over ended in a draw.

"I feel there should be another super over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams.Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important.Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters," said Tendulkar.

Many players including Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh have questioned ICC’s “rediculous” rule on boundary count that determined the World Cup title.

Following team India’s exit from the World Cup, after losing the semi final clash against the New Zealand, captain Virat Kohli had suggested IPL like playoffs instead of knockouts in the World Cup going ahead.

Asked if the World Cup format needs to be altered in the knockout round, Tendulkar said: "I think the two teams that finish at the top should definitely have something going for them for having played consistently through the tournament."

During the semifinal, MS Dhoni was sent at number seven with Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik batting ahead of him.

Asked what batting order he would have opted for the chase, Tendulkar said: "Without a doubt, I would've sent MS Dhoni at his usual position, No. 5. "With the kind of situation that India was in and the experience that he has, the need of the hour was for him to build the innings. Hardik could've batted at 6 and Karthik would've followed at 7."

First published: 17 July 2019, 11:37 IST
 
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