Made for batter’s convenience: Axar Patel & Mukesh Kumar join ‘Impact Player’ criticism bandwagon

Made for batter’s convenience: Axar Patel & Mukesh Kumar join ‘Impact Player’ criticism bandwagon

Players, experts, and fans have rallied against the impact substitute player rule, and the BCCI is currently reconsidering whether to continue it or not.

After Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma, two more Indian stars have spoken against the impact player rule. Delhi Capitals players, Axar Patel and Mukesh Kumar, have criticized the rule because of it’s favoritism to batters. Axar, who’s an all-rounder was vehemently against the rule despite having some advantage as a batter.

All-rounders going out of the game

Talking at a DC event, Axar Patel said: “Whoever is making the rules, they are thinking that everything will work as per batter’s convenience. Obviously, it has been difficult (for the bowlers).

“Because of the Impact sub rule, everyone gets one more batsman so they think that they will use the batsman in case, the batting unit doesn’t go well. And whosoever comes to play, they don’t take much time and start (hitting) from the first ball because they know that they have a player in seventh or eighth place.

“That is why I am not a big fan of the rule, because as an allrounder I know that they will either take a proper batsman or a bowler, not an allrounder.”

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12 players shouldn’t be allowed: Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh backed his teammate and questioned of 12 players aren’t allowed in international cricket, why are they allowed in the IPL. He said:

“If 12 players are not playing at the international level, then what is the need of it in IPL? With 12 players, even if four wickets are down, the next player is not scared of getting out or making the team stable, they come and play their shots. So either the nature of tracks should be changed or 12 players should not be allowed.”


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