Sachin Tendulkar advocates 7-run penalty for batting sides breaching rules

first_imgSachin Tendulkar advocates 7-run penalty for batting sides breaching rulesSachin Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb on May 25advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiMay 26, 2019UPDATED: May 26, 2019 22:33 IST Sachin Tendulkar in a file imageHIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar feels that batting sides should be penalised like bowling ones if they breach rulesDuring a Mumbai T20 League game, controversy erupted during a game between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash TigersUmpires signalled a dead-ball having failed to make sure the correct batsman was on strikeCricket legend Sachin Tendulkar feels just like a bowling outfit, a batting side should also be penalized seven runs if they breach rules of the game during the course of a match.Tendulkar’s comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the Mumbai T20 League between Sobo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb here Saturday.”Whatever I saw, I saw for this for the first time and then I started thinking what could be done and it cannot be a dead ball. But the rules are such, whatever happened it was the right thing to happen at that moment.”But I was just thinking what could be that one change which can be implemented in time to come and I feel if three fielders are there in the circle, the umpire never tells them that you need to have the fourth fielder in the ring and it’s called a no-ball and there is a free hit. So the fielding side is penalized for that,” Tendulkar said.”But when the batters don’t go to their respective ends, why isn’t the batting side penalized? I think the batting side should also be penalized. And what is the maximum that one could score off each ball is possibly 7 runs, which is a no ball of previous delivery and a free hit. So maybe here also it should be seven runs penalty for the batting side and then they change the ends.”In Saturday’s game at the end of the 15th over, SoBo Supersonics were coasting along at 158 for no loss when Hersh Tank required medical attention after suffering cramps.advertisementIn the last ball of the 15th over, Jay Bista took a single but at the start of the next over, none of the players or umpires realized that it was Tank who was on strike and not Bista.After wrongfully taking the strike, Tank got out in the first ball. Sensing that the batsmen haven’t changed ends, the umpires called it a dead ball, denying the wicket to Aakash Tigers when the fault entirely lay with the batsmen.Tendulkar said it was the duty of the off-field match officials to point out the mistake to on-field umpires.”The umpires don’t tell the batters. With today’s technology the third or fourth umpire should be in a position to communicate with the leg-umpire and tell him the striker is supposed to be at the non-striker’s end,” he said.”The batting side needs to be penalized for that and ensure that the ends are changed.Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni’s inputs to Virat Kohli will be crucial, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | Such losses are irreparable: Sachin Tendulkar condoles Asif Ali daughter’s demiseFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Mumbai T20 LeagueFollow Laws of Cricketlast_img read more

Has the Great British Bake Off reached peak smut Finalist says show

first_img#gbbo the Knight looks a little excited to be in the quarter final Andrew 😂😂— Gingerella (@kevinspaceysbae) October 12, 2016 Beedle said she had been “horrified at how I looked and sounded” on television, with “no idea I pulled such funny faces”.Her most memorable moment, she said, was former contestant Kate “talking about apples and saying she loved the taste of a Cox”.”You couldn’t have written that, it was hilarious and completely innocent.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Great British Bake Off It has become famous for its cheeky innuendo, but the Great British Bake Off may have slipped in one naughty pun too many this series.Candice Brown, who competes in tonight’s final, has said watching herself on television was like “something out of a Carry On film”.Brown has endeared herself to fans with several unfortunate comments about sausages and jugs, although she avoided a soggy bottom with her pastry. Candice Brown has made it to the final with her impressive bakesCredit:Tom Graham/Love Productionscenter_img They will be given just one sentence of instructions for their technical challenge.Last week Selasi Gbormittah was eliminated after the patisserie-based semi-final.  He had promised to wear a dress if he made it to the final episode. Speaking ahead of the finale, Smyth said his favourite moment of the show had been when Paul Hollywood dissolved into laughter over the unfortunate placement of his pastry jousting knights. She said seeing and hearing herself on television was like watching the innuendo-laden comedy films come to life.Her fellow finalist Andrew Smyth said over the course of the series he had received some “steamier tweets” from fans “which I’m hoping my mum doesn’t see”, while Jane Beedle said “you couldn’t have written” some of the innuendos.The final, broadcast tonight, will see the three rivals take on the toughest showstopper challenge in the history of Bake Off, with five hours and 49 different bakes to impress the judges. Candice Brown Only three bakers have made it to the finalCredit:Mark Bourdillon /Love Productionslast_img read more