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Tendulkar and I might have scored 4000 extra runs with 2 new balls, says Sourav Ganguly | Cricket Information

Tendulkar and I would have scored 4000 more runs with 2 new balls, says Sourav Ganguly

India`s iconic ODI opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly opened the innings collectively in 176 innings and the duo added 8227 runs at a median of 47.55 in these innings however Ganguly, who’s now BCCI president, stated on Tuesday (Could 12) that he and Sachin may have added a minimum of one other 4000 runs with the present ODI guidelines.

The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) remembered the good Indian duo of Tendulkar and Ganguly on Tuesday and reminded the followers concerning the above talked about statistics on their official Twitter deal with. “No different pair has crossed even 6,000 runs collectively in ODIs,” the tweet learn.

‘Grasp Blaster’ Tendulkar additionally responded to ICC’s tweet saying he and Ganguly would have in all probability scored extra runs had the present guidelines utilized throughout their taking part in days.

“This brings again fantastic reminiscences Dadi. What number of extra do you assume we’d`ve been in a position to rating with the restriction of 4 fielders outdoors the ring and two new balls?” tweeted Tendulkar.

Ganguly was fast to answer Tendulkar and stated: “One other 4000 or so…2 new balls…wow…appears like a canopy drive flying to the boundary within the first over of the sport…for the remaining 50 overs.”

It’s to be famous that nowadays an ODI inning is performed with two new white-balls from every finish. There are discipline restrictions too wherein an ODI inning is split into three powerplays.

Within the first powerplay from overs 1-10, solely two fielders are allowed outdoors the 30-yard circle, whereas within the subsequent 30 overs, i.e. from 11-40, 4 fielders are allowed. Within the final 10 overs, solely 5 fielders are allowed outdoors the 30-yard circle.

It might be recalled that Tendulkar has at all times criticised the utilization of two new balls in an ODI inning. “Having 2 new balls in one-day cricket is an ideal recipe for catastrophe as every ball shouldn’t be given the time to get sufficiently old to reverse. We haven`t seen reverse swing, an integral a part of the dying overs, for a very long time,” he had stated in 2018.

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