Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen always comes up with different ideas when it comes to the shortest format of the game. He always believe in thinking outside the box to make the game more entertaining.
Kevin Pietersen Wants A Rule Change In Cricket
This time Kevin Pietersen has come up with a new suggestion of conceding 12 runs to the players who hit sixes beyond 100 meters in T20 format of the game. He brought out his suggestion through his post on Twitter.
“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,” Posted Kevin Pietersen On Twitter.
He also stated in his tweet that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) can implement this rule in ‘The Hundred’.
The Hundred is a new format that has been devised by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). In this format, both teams will be playing a total of 100 balls in their innings. The first edition of The Hundred might take place in 2021.
The cricketer-turned-commentator/cricket pundit’s tweet evoked mixed reactions fans and while some of them were in favour of the rule change, there were others who were not at all convinced. Here are some of the reactions.
Kevin Pietersen’s Cricketing Career
Former England Batsman featured in 104 Test matches and 136 ODIs for the England cricket team.
While he accumulated 8181 runs in the longest format of the game at an astonishing average of 47.29, he also scored 4440 runs in the ODI format of the game at an average of 40.73. Pietersen has scored a total of 32 centuries in Test and ODI cricket combined.
Even in the T20I format of the game, the England cricketing legend has accumulated 1176 runs in 37 T20Is at an average of 37.94 and a strike rate of 141.52. Pietersen was also a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and has played 36 matches in the high-profile tournament. The 40-year-old has scored 1001 runs in IPL cricket and has scored them at an average of 35.75. He played his last IPL match in April 2016.