Even as the cricketing fraternity is divided over the decision to not use saliva on the ball when cricket resumes following the forced break due to Coronavirus, ICC's cricket committee and former India spinner Anil Kumble opines that it is time cricket pitches offer more to bowlers. In fact, the legend who has 619 Test wickets to his name added that teams must start considering use of two spinners in places like Australia and England as well.
The ban on use of saliva on the cricket ball has elicited a mixed response from various quarters of the cricketing circle. However, head of the ICC's Cricket Committee, Anil Kumble has stated that the recommendation of the ban by the panel had to be made considering the various risks posed to the game in the post COVID-19 era.
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, in a Live session, revealed how Indian legend Anil Kumble helped him out at a time when he was struggling to find a good doctor in Pakistan for his eye problem. Mushtaq, famous as the man for introducing the ‘doosra’ to world cricket, recalled that during his playing days, he was having a lot of issues with his eyesight. The spinner had consulted a number of prominent doctors in Pakistan, but they could not help him out. Then, Kumble gave the former spinner the reference of a London-based ophthalmologist.