The Batting side should be penalised seven runs if they breach rules during match: Sachin Tendulkar

The comments from Sachin Tendulkar came after a bizarre controversy that took place during the second semi-final of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 between SoBo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb on May 25, Saturday

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Former Indian cricketer and legend, Sachin Tendulkar, recently expressed that just like a bowling outfit, a batting side should also be penalised seven runs if they breach rules of the game during the course of a match.

The comments from the Master Blaster come after a bizarre controversy that took place during the second semi-final of the T20 Mumbai League 2019 between SoBo Supersonics and Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb on May 25, Saturday at Wankhede Stadium.

Whatever I saw, I saw for this for the first time and then I started thinking what could be done and it cannot be a dead ball. But the rules are such, whatever happened it was the right thing to happen at that moment," said Tendulkar.

Accordingly, he suggested that one change which can be implemented in time to come is to penalise the batting side for breach of rules. Proving his point, he stated that the bowling unit is penalised by the umpire when there are three fielders inside the 30-yard circle but a batsman is let go with a dead ball when they don't go to their respective ends at the end of an over.

He further added, "What is the maximum that one could score off each ball is possibly 7 runs, which is a no ball of previous delivery and a free hit. So maybe here also it should be seven runs penalty for the batting side and then they change the ends."

In the second semi-final, at the end of the 15th over, SoBo Supersonics were coasting along at 158 for no loss when Hersh Tank required medical attention after suffering cramps. After which, on the last ball of the 15th over, Jay Bista took a single. However, at the start of the next over, none of the players or umpires realised that it was Tank who was on strike and not Bista.

After which, Tank got out in the first ball. But soon, the umpires realised that the batsmen hadn't changed ends, and therefore, the umpires called it a dead ball, denying the wicket to Aakash Tigers when the fault entirely lay with the batsmen.

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