Former Sri Lanka player and one of tbe greatest batters of his time, Sanath Jayasuriya has sided with Waqar Younis on changes required to make one-day internationals competitive. Waqar had urged the International Cricket Council to introduce new parameters as far as use of two balls in an ODI innings is concerned.
“ODI cricket is too friendly for batters Suggestion @ICC 2 new balls to start, take away 1 ball after 30 overs, continue with the other. At the end that ball will only be 35 overs old. We’ll see some reverse at the end. Save the art of #ReverseSwing,” he wrote.
Jayasuriya responded to Younis’ tweet and even added Sachin Tendulkar’s name.
“I agree with @waqyounis99 some changes have to be made. If @sachin_rt had the privilege to bat with two balls and under the current power play rules in our era, his runs and centuries would have doubled.”
Sachin scored 100 international centuries in his career. While he accumulated 51 tons in red-ball cricket, his tally stood at 49 in the fifty-over format.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli needs just one hundred to go past Sachin in ODIs. He recently equalled Tendulkar’s world record in hbe ongoing ICC World Cup 2023.
His 49th three-figure mark came against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.