Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has instructed introducing the free hit rule in Test cricket, saying it would assist the tail-enders “survive” the longer overs when the bowlers bowls no-balls.
In restricted overs cricket, a free hit is awarded to the batting facet if the bowler bowls a foot fault no ball.
For any free hit, the striker may be dismissed solely underneath the circumstances that apply for a no ball, even when the supply for the free hit known as large ball.
Free hit for No Ball in Test Cricket…
What you assume?
Will undoubtedly assist the bowlers (when batting) survive these prolonged 7/8 and generally 9 ball overs we’ve seen occur earlier than…
6 balls is Hard sufficient for the tailenders going through a high class life threatening quick bowler.
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 12, 2022
“Free hit for No Ball in Test Cricket? What you think? Will definitely help the bowlers (when batting) survive those extended 7/8 and sometimes 9 ball overs we’ve seen happen before,” Steyn tweeted on Wednesday.
“6 balls is Hard enough for the tail-enders facing a top class life threatening fast bowler.”
Steyn’s feedback got here throughout the series-deciding last Test between India and South Africa.
The 38-year-old additionally lauded Indian tempo ace Jasprit Bumrah, who registered the figures of 5/42, for his fifer.
“Anyway, makes for a interesting discussion. Serious Test Match happening here, well bowled Bumrah for the 5,” Steyn stated.