Former India player turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has said that he hopes the World Test Championship final does not end in a draw because of bad light which has already seen a halt in the game. While the first day of the match was abandoned due to rain, a lot of the third session on the second day failed to take place due to bad light and light rain as well.
“The rules (for bad light) can be a little bit (more) reasonable. The concept of bad light is that you are so much at a disadvantage that a batsman cannot see the ball and they could get out or could get hurt. But that yardstick is now completely gone,” Sanjay Manjrekar said on ESPNCricinfo.
“Now we have a certain kind of understanding of what is good and what is bad, and it is always the officials who are on the side of caution. Very rarely would you see the officials forcing the players to continue playing against their wishes,” he again shared.
The veteran again said that it never gets too dark for the batsman so that they don’t get to see the ball when the umpires call off the game due to bad light.
“I have covered the game at the ground on many occasions and the play has been called off, it’s never that dark where you cannot see the ball. Hopefully, we have enough time to get a result, but bad light has been this for a while,” further added Sanjay Manjrekar.
However, as far as the game is concerned, New Zealand have had a great start as they bundled India out for 217 on the back of a five-wicket haul by their rookie pacer Kyle Jamieson. Even, their openers – Tom Latham and Devon Conway provided with a steady start and ended at 101 for 2 on Day 3. However, the fourth day has been washed out once again as well.