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  • Saad
    Nov 28, 2014 - 3:16PM

    Bouncers are and will remain an integral part of a fast bowlers quality. Of course you are going to hear this cross argument coming primarily from Indian-based sports authors and experts because India never could produce many quality fast bowlers. They would be beaming at the thought of it being banned in some way or the other.

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  • voice for logic
    Nov 28, 2014 - 3:28PM

    Cricket has degenerated into an unrecognisable game.

    Rules have progressively slipped leading to this avoidable accident.

    Rugby stepped in and stopped dangerous play and gave directions to avoid other potential dangers. Motor sport and horse racing have done similar things.

    It is time now for cricket to rule against targeting the player.

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  • vaqas
    Nov 28, 2014 - 3:53PM

    I would expect toi to embarrass the bouncer immediately since the indians have always been at the receiving end of it, due to their inability to produce any genuine pacers. And as much as it looks grand and impartial, the argument against bouncers, it is akin to saying that driving should be banned because it kills. Everything has its inherent risks, and so cricket has its bouncers. When a batsman stands tall to a fast bowler he needs to be aware of his weaknesses. Take away the bouncer and you risk the popularity of the game. No one wants to watch batsmen just thrashing the ball around the park. An unfortunate event was the death of Hughes but do not destroy the game he loved because of it. Let the bowlers attack with their full arsenal and let us enjoy the game to the fullest.

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