Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has a unique idea to level up the excitement of T20 cricket. Pietersen has suggested that any six going further than 100 meters should be awarded 12 runs.
Pietersen took to Twitter and requested ICC to consider the rule change. He further reckoned that the England Cricket Board can use this in the inaugural season of ‘The Hundred’.
I want an addition to the rules in T20 cricket!
Or, @englandcricket can do it in the 100.
If a player hits a 6 that goes over 100m, I want a 12 awarded! @ICC
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 27, 2021
‘The Hundred’ has already created a lot of buzz since its announcement. From a 100 ball inning to wickets being called outs, ECB are looking for several ways to make the tournament unique thus they can definitely consider Pietersen’s suggestion.
Several T20 leagues have adopted various new rules to make the game more exciting. Recently, Australia’s Big Bash League allowed the teams to split their traditional six over powerplay while they also allowed the teams to bring in player substitutes at various stages of the game.
Many fans on Twitter reacted to Pietersen’s suggestion. Some fans trolled him for his idea while others said that the rule will give an undue advantage to teams like West Indies who are known to hit big sixes.
😂if bowlers breaks the wickets give him two wickets then🤣
— Nithin (@nit_cskian) April 27, 2021
That will change so much calculations and permutations. It will also give West Indies another distinct advantage in their favourite format
— Rushabh Surana (@RushabhSurana3) April 27, 2021
It will be interesting to see if the rule gets implemented in T20 cricket ever. As of now, ICC shouldn’t be too interested in such radical rule. However, ECB definitely can try it out in the next edition of ‘The Hundred’.
Also read why Andrew Tye raised questions on the morality of the IPL
Follow SKY247.net for all the latest cricket, football, and other sports news from all parts of the world.