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We would’ve scored 4000 more runs with 2 new balls: Sourav Ganguly tells Sachin Tendulkar – News 24

New Delhi: India’s legendary restricted-overs opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly stitched collectively 176 ODI partnerships.

The course of their careers wherein they scored 8227 runs at a mean of 47.55. And BCCI President Ganguly feels they may have scored no less than one other 4000 runs with the present ODI guidelines.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday reminded the followers in regards to the nice Indian duo of Tendulkar and Ganguly with the above statistics on their official Twitter deal with. “No other pair has crossed even 6,000 runs together in ODIs,” the tweet learn.

The ‘Master Blaster’ took word of the stats and mentioned they’d have most likely scored more runs had the present guidelines utilized throughout their taking part in days.

“This brings back wonderful memories Dadi. How many more do you think we would’ve been able to score with the restriction of four fielders outside the ring and two new balls?” tweeted Tendulkar.

Ganguly was fast to reply to Tendulkar and mentioned: “Another 4000 or so…2 new balls…wow…sounds like a cover drive flying to the boundary in the first over of the game…for the remaining 50 overs.”

In modern occasions, an ODI inning is performed with two new white-balls from every finish. When it involves discipline restrictions, an ODI inning is split into three powerplays.

In the primary powerplay from overs 1-10, solely two fielders are allowed exterior the 30-yard circle. In the following 30 overs, i.e. from 11-40, 4 fielders are allowed and within the final 10 overs, 5 fielders are allowed exterior the 30-yard circle.

Tendulkar, actually, has been a powerful critic of utilization of two new balls in an ODI inning. “Having 2 new balls in one-day cricket is a perfect recipe for disaster as each ball is not given the time to get old enough to reverse. We haven’t seen reverse swing, an integral part of the death overs, for a long time,” Tendulkar had mentioned approach again in 2018.

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