The former New Zealand veteran who has pretty well emerged as the all-rounder Scott Styris, during an ongoing commentary during the Tamil Nadu Premier League and betting tips cricket, wasn’t ready for the this idea.
He said, “I think it’s crazy. There are other ways of restricting a player who is good enough to use these bats. They can make conditions in favour of the bowlers or even push back the boundaries. Also, a bigger bat doesn’t mean that you are going to score runs all the time.” He had represented the New Zealand’s team in 29 Tests, 188 ODIs and 31 T20s.
As per the MCC’S decision, players like- MS Dhoni, David Warner, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard might have to look for fresh paddles as their current bats’ are already exceeding the approved limit of 40 mm. Well, there are a few who don’t need an alteration being within the limit, such as- Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Joe Root and Steve Smith.
Taking a pride in expressing his guardians of the game spirit, Styris excitement was full on and the same sparked in his voice while taking about this young gun of cricket – Washington Sundar. Further he added, “He is a perfect example of what this tournament has to offer. Washington did well for Tuti Patriots last year, and performed exceedingly well for Pune this year. He was able to raise his game while playing against the best in the world during the IPL. I would be surprised if each of the teams in IPL (next year) doesn’t look closely at players who are currently playing in TNPL.”
Adding to the praise lane, Styris couldn’t stop saying, “The Kiwi all-rounder is impressed with the way defending champions Tuti Patriots have gone about their campaign this season. “They definitely are the team to beat. Be it their spinners or the top-order comprising Kaushik Gandhi and Washington – they have been spot on. Despite not having players such as Abhinav Mukund, Dinesh Karthik and even L Balaji— the others have put their hands up and grabbed their opportunities.”