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India’s white-ball specialist bowler Yuzvendra Chahal has counted the problems a spinner and pacer will have have to go through after the use of saliva or sweat on the ball is restricted. The natural substances, saliva and sweat, assist the bowlers but now they are associated with the spread of the virus. So, the ICC, on Tuesday, decided to ban saliva in the wake of COVID-19.
Yuzvendra Chahal, who has represented India in 52 ODIs and 42 T20Is, has said that spinners and pacers work together to maintain the condition of the ball through saliva so that both can take advantage from that.
“Spinners use saliva too to maintain the shine of the ball because we are aware that pacers will bowl after us or are bowling from the other end. And I would like to maintain the condition of the ball in a way that it helps pacers whenever they come. Pacers also think the same way. When they see spinners coming, they refrain from shining the ball too much. This is how we plan things,” Chahal said in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.
If as a spinner I cannot get drift in the middle overs, the batsmen will have it easy: Yuzvendra Chahal
According to him, shinning the ball helps pacers to swing the ball while spinner gets assistant with the drift. He said that the use of saliva is important for every bowler to get the wickets in the middle overs. He added that he would find the solution only after he gets back in nets.
“When you use a natural element like saliva, it helps pacers with swings and spinners with the drift. If as a spinner I cannot get drift in the middle overs, the batsmen will have it easy. This is something that will affect every bowler in the world. I will have to figure out a solution once I start bowling in the nets,” Chahal added.