Dale Steyn shares a new suggestion to help tailenders
By SMCS - Jan 13, 2022 6:10 pm
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Former South Africa pacer Dale Steyn is considered one of the best in the business in world cricket. His love for  Test cricket and his pumping celebrations fans still remember. Although he has retired from international cricket, Steyn is still one of the keen followers of the game. And, he recently opened up on the no-ball conundrum for the tailenders as well.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn

He stated that the tailenders should be given a free hit for every no-ball they bowl in Test cricket. His comments came as the ongoing Test series between India and South Africa has seen a lot of no-balls from both teams. And, also he wondered if the no balls are bowled intentionally to get a shot at the tailender as well. Meanwhile, it has to keep in mind that the batsman can be dismissed only by a runout or stumping in the free hit being bowled. Moreover, the privilege has been followed in white-ball cricket too for a long time.

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However, Dale Steyn shared his suggestion on Twitter on this after feeling sad for the tailenders who had to face more than 6 balls in an over from the world-class pacers as well. The veteran had revealed that after Jasprit Bumrah bowled a no-ball and followed it with a bouncer to Duanne Olivier who was batting at number 10. After that, Bumrah wrapped up the tail and finished with another five-wicket haul as well.

“Free hit for No Ball in Test Cricket What you think? Will definitely help the bowlers (when batting) survive those extended 7/8 and sometimes 9 ball overs we’ve seen happen before. 6 balls are Hard enough for the tail-enders facing a top-class life-threatening fast bowler,” Steyn tweeted.

“Anyway, makes for an interesting discussion. Serious Test Match happening here, well bowled Bumrah for the 5,” Dale Steyn further added.

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Meanwhile, Team India have managed to post 198 runs where Rishabh Pant smashed a stunning hundred.