The Australian opening batsman David Warner recently joined the debate regarding the ban of using saliva post-COVID-19 pandemic. The left-handed batsman negated the idea of banning the saliva usage on the ball with the view that it does not make anyone ill.
“You're sharing change-rooms and you're sharing everything else, I don't see why you have to change that. It's been going around for hundreds of years now, I can't recall anyone that's got sick by doing that.”
“If you're going to contract a bug, I don't think it'd necessarily be just from that. I'm not too sure but it's not my place to comment on whether or not we should or shouldn't (use saliva to shine the ball). It's up to the ICC and the governing bodies to decide,” the left-hander added.
International Cricket Council (ICC) feels is thinking about banning the usage of saliva to shine the ball post-COVID-19 in order to maximize the health security of the players. However, no official decision has been taken on this yet.