Melbourne , Apr 30:
Star Australian opener David Warner does not see the need to abolish the use of saliva to shine the ball when cricket resumes in the post COVID-19 world as he feels it is no more or no less risky than sharing the change room with fellow players.
There is speculation that use of saliva to shine the ball will be stopped to cut down the risk of the highly contagious infection when international cricket restarts.
“You’re sharing change rooms and you’re sharing everything else, I don’t see why you have to change that,” Warner told ‘cricket.com.au’.
“It’s been going around for hundreds of years now, I can’t recall anyone that’s got sick by doing that. If you’re going to contract a bug, I don’t think it’d necessarily be just from that. Among others, batting great Sachin Tendulkar said players will be wary of using saliva to shine the ball.