Australia’s legendary spin bowler Shane Warne shares his opinion about the possible saliva-ban in cricket. The former cricketer feels that this might create an imbalance between the bat and the ball in modern-day cricket as it previously helped bowlers to add the impact of reverse swing.
“Why can’t the ball be weighted on one side so it always swings? It would be like a taped tennis ball or like with the lawn bowls,” the former leg-spinner said.
"I’m not sure you’d want it to hoop around corners like Wasim (Akram) and Waqar (Younis) but it could swing and give the seamer something on flat wickets when it’s hot and the pitch is at its flattest on day two, day three.", he added.
Warne feels that the creation of such balls will eliminate the risk of ball-tampering as the bowlers will become more at ease while bowling to the top-class modern-day batsmen. He further added that the bulky bats nowadays have made the cricket ball more unfriendly for the competition.