The ban on use of saliva on the cricket ball has elicited a mixed response from various quarters of the cricketing circle. However, head of the ICC's Cricket Committee, Anil Kumble has stated that the recommendation of the ban by the panel had to be made considering the various risks posed to the game in the post COVID-19 era.
Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar, who played a fair amount of his cricket in the 1990s, has reiterated that Indian cricket was way too dependent on Sachin Tendulkar the batsman back in the era. Speaking to Ravichandran Ashwin in 'Reminisence with Ash' show on Instagram, Manjrekar admitted what a lot of other experts have also spoken about.
Former India cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh have expressed their disappointment at supporting ex-Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's charity after the latter made derogatory comments against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It is a known fact that Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is not a fan of sledging. In fact, recently former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq had revealed how he was left embarrassed after trying to have a go at the Master Blaster. However, Tendulkar recalled an incident in which he was the one to initiate a war of words.
Former India cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have hit out at controversial former coach Greg Chappell over his claim that he had a key role to play in MS Dhoni's development as the world's best finisher.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain is of the view that split captaincy will not work for Indian cricket at present since Virat Kohli is such an ‘imposing character’. However, he does admit that split coaching might not be a bad idea. Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh also backed Hussain on the issue of split captaincy as he is unsure how one coach can deal with players having varied mindsets.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has expressed his disapproval of the ICC ranking system after the latest rankings released pushed India down to number three while Australia moved up to number one. New Zealand occupy the second rank in the updated rankings.