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Luck favored Ben Stokes in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia, which was not dismissed despite Cameron Green hitting the stumps. But the incident forced greats Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar to discuss ‘possible introduction of new rules’.

The incident happened on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday when an angling ball from Australian all-rounder Green hit Stokes’ off-stump. Due to this the gills shook, but did not fall and remained as it is. The on-field umpire asked for a referral as the bails did not move and Stokes was declared ‘not out’ despite the ball hitting the stumps.

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted tagging Shane Warne on this, should a rule of ‘hitting the stumps’ be introduced for this, in which the ball hits the stumps but does not fall? What do you think? Should be fair to the bowlers.

Shane Warne jokingly said that this needs to be debated. Warne replied, “Interesting thing and friend it can be debated.” I will take it to the World Cricket Committee for discussion and then I will tell you. Never seen it like it happened today – Green’s ball had a speed of 142 kmph and it hit the stumps very fast.

However, another former Australian batsman Damien Martin did not directly comment on Tendulkar’s proposal. At the same time, the fall of the bails surprised everyone, including former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

Ricky Ponting told ‘Channel 7’, I have not seen this (not falling of the bails) with a ball like this. He added, “It actually moved the stump a little bit to one side. But despite moving the gills, they remained in their place.

Muazz Ahmed

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