Fast bowler Shikha Pandey believes- women's cricket is a different game, don't make unnecessary changes
New Delhi: India's senior fast bowler Shikha Pandey considers suggestions like small ball and small pitch to be 'unnecessary' to make women's cricket more popular and appealed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to attract more viewers Do not 'tamper' with the rules. Shikha, one of India's best bowlers for the new ball after Jhulan Goswami, made a number of tweets in the context of the ICC's recent webinar featuring New Zealand captain Sophie Devine and emerging Indian player Jemima Rodriguez. During this webinar many suggestions were made.
Shikha, 31, an Indian Air Force officer, wrote, 'I am reading / listening to various suggestions for progress of women's cricket / making it more popular. I personally believe that most suggestions are unnecessary. ' Shikha, who took 113 wickets in 104 international matches for India, explained things by comparing the light ball and 20-yard pitch to the 100-meter ferrata race. He wrote, 'The Olympic 100m Ferrata female runner does not run 80m to earn first place medals and take time equal to her male counterparts'.
Shikha wrote, 'So it seems questionable to reduce the pitch length for any reason. Also, it will not be able to organize two matches simultaneously. Shikha is also not in favor of shortening the boundary. He said, "Please do not make the boundary line smaller. In recent times, we have surprised you with our power hitting, this is just the beginning, we will be better. Be patient We are all skilled players who are improving. This Indian player finds it objectionable that instead of strong marketing, change in rules is being resorted to to achieve progress.