Adelaide: Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith called the former captain Ian Chappell’s statement of advocating protecting the tail batsmen from short pitch balls as ‘bizarre’ and said that short balls are part of the game.
As a cricket expert, Ian Chappell rejected the ban on the bouncer but he tightened the rules to protect lower-order batsmen in the face of growing cases of head injury and dizziness. Spoke to
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Steve Smith, however, disagrees with this suggestion. Smith said, “It seems that Ian Chappell at the moment is making bizarre statements after every match.”
He said, ‘From my point of view short balls are part of the game. We have seen for many years that a lot of good struggle has been witnessed and I do not think they can be declared illegal.
Australian cricket batsman Steve Smith insisted that he had no problem short bowling the lower order batsmen of the fast bowlers.
A lot of cases of head injury and dizziness occurred between India and Australia before the Test series, after which the debate about the fast bowlers using the bouncers intensified.