Sunday, 30 November 2014

Bouncers shouldn't be banned: Allan Donald

South African pace legend, Allan Donald, has approached cricket supervisors not to consider banning bouncers, as they return to wellbeing in the game in the wake of the shocking passing of Australian cricketer, Philip Hughes.

Donald, who is presently the Proteas knocking down some pins mentor, told The Star that the episode was "outlandish" and ought not prompt cricket powers making extreme move.

"I trust it doesn't take this horrific occurrence to make the sport's supervisors surmise that the best way to make the game safe is to criminal the bouncer," Donald said.

"It would make for no challenge, if bouncers were precluded of the diversion."

Hughes passed on in the clinic two days in the wake of being struck by a bouncer conveyed via Sean Abbott in a Sheffield Shield match in Australia.

"As an issue bowler, you utilize your bouncer to threaten, to make an impression on the batsman, to make him reconsider and to test different aptitudes," Donald included.

"I comprehend that numerous individuals outside of cricket will take a gander at this and inquiries concerning security will be asked, yet we should not go overboard."

Donald himself has been at both finishes of bouncers amid his time at the pleat.

In 2001, he was hit by two bouncers from Andre Nel in a match in Benoni which place him in clinic for a weekend. On the other hand, he recuperated to turn into one of South Africa's best quick bowlers ever. Amid the 1996 World Cup, Donald bowled a bouncer that struck United Arab Emirates skipper, Sultan Zarawani, on his head, while he had no cap on.

"When I struck him, I thought I had murdered him. [the ball] made simply the most horrendous crash when it hit him," Donald said. "I was simply so stunned by his reaction - he simply put his floppy [hat] once again on and kept batting."

Donald likewise accepted that there couldn't be substantially more headway on the insurance offered by head protectors.

"The protective caps they have nowadays are sublime, I'm not by any means beyond any doubt how they can bring about a significant improvement," he said.