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Another ‘Super Over’ should decide the winner: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar believes there should be another super over in case of a tied one, boundaries should not decide.



Another 'Super Over' should decide the winner: Sachin Tendulkar
Tendulkar believes another super over should decide the winner, not bounderies. Photo: AFP

Indian living legend Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his views over the controversial boundary rule of ICC that has decided England to win over New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 final following a tied Super Over.

Tendulkar who was part of India’s 2011 World Cup winning squad suggested, in case of a tie in the Super Over, there should be another Super Over shootout to decide the winner.

He also said the rule should not be limited to a World Cup final but every game to find a winner.

“I feel there should be another Super Over to decide the winner, instead of considering the number of boundaries scored by both teams. Not just in a World Cup final. Every game is important. Like in football, when teams go into extra time, nothing else matters,” Tendulkar said.

When asked if the World Cup format needs any change Tendulkar said, “I think the two teams that finish at the top should definitely have something going for them for having played consistently through the tournament.”

Not only Tendulkar, over the current week, present and former Indian cricketers including Rohit Sharma, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, also questioned ICC’s “ridiculous” rule on boundary count that deciding the World Cup title.

The fifty over of the World Cup 2019 final match was ended in a tie when England failed to capitalize the winning run after equalizing the score.

Even the super over later on was tied as both teams scored 16 runs each. Hence England were adjudged winners to lift their maiden World Cup title counting greater number of boundaries hit by the home team.


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