Shining the ball with saliva a concern: Bhuvi

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

New Delhi - The fast bowler said that it could be one of the precautionary measures against the deadly disease



By PTI

Published: Wed 11 Mar 2020, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Thu 12 Mar 2020, 12:01 AM

As the coronavirus scare worsens in the country, Team India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said that the team might be forced not to use saliva to shine the ball in the three-match ODI series against South Africa.
The fast bowler said that it could be one of the precautionary measures against the deadly disease which is increasing its footprint across the globe with over 55 confirmed cases of coronavirus being reported so far in the country.
"We have thought about this thing (not using saliva) but I can't say right now we will not use saliva because if we don't use saliva then how will we shine the ball?," he said.
"But it's a valid point and let's see we will have a team meeting today and whatever instruction we get or whatever is the best option we will do. It all depends on the team doctor and what advise he gives us."
 


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