Mumbai – India
In a hastily organised meeting, in between the presentation ceremony and bedtime, the office of the under Secretary to the Secretary of the BCCI, in an effort to be more proactive in the eyes of the Secretary, discussed the potential possibility of capping the number of sixes that can be hit on any given T20 inning. The under secretary further elaborated stating that six hitting ability adds an undue advantage to any team capable of hitting sixes..
As our inside man informs, when the suggestion was made, the peon, who is now regarded as a the best tea maker in the country, asked, ‘Sir isn’t it counterproductive to the game, after all, the attraction in T20 is the big hitting’
To this, the under Secretary, to the Secretary, while searching for his cup of tea, simply replied;
“Young man, this office has to uphold the law as well as the pure sanctity of cricket, to the word. If every Tom, Dick and Harry is allowed to come and smash sixes at will, that gives that team that much of an extra advantage. We cannot have that. You tell me what will happen to the balance of cricket ya, bowlers will be forced to retire. Huh who will pay for their food and unemployment? You?”.
He then proceeded to bark orders, presumably at someone, though no one really took notice as no one was left. And since our inside man, on principle wasn’t there he didn’t, in theory, hear the under Secretary say, that we should also enforce a legal limit, a batsman is allowed to bend their elbow while hitting sixes.
Vikus Vandersmurf is a Connoisseur of Cricket.