ICC World Cup: Don't make 50-over cricket like T20, says MS Dhoni
Melbourne: A staunch critic of the ICC’s four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen.
With lack of a seamer-all-rounder, Dhoni’s struggle was evident on Thursday when his fifth bowler — left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja — failed to check the flow of runs in the lost World Cup semifinal against Australia.
Dhoni has time and again made it clear that India’s bowling has been affected by this rule of not having more than four fielders outside the 30-yard circle.
“It's my personal opinion, I would like them to change it. In the history of cricket, we have not seen double hundreds in ODIs and now in three years' time you see three double hundreds (actual number is six) being scored,” the Indian captain said.
“Let’s not make 50-over game like a T20 game because I feel even a lot of sixes and a lot of fours also makes it very boring.”