Cricket is a very popular sport in India. According to the sports world, cricket is regarded religion in India. Cricket is one of the most highly contested issues in India, as evidenced by the fact that Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricket team, is the most followed Indian on Instagram. You may feel that you are an expert in the game of cricket. However, your knowledge may not be accurate in the real world, as there are various complex and relaxed rules that non-specialists may be unaware of.
Cricket is a game with several rules. There are several basic rules that are adhered to on a regular basis. There are, however, a few unknown rules in the game that aren’t employed very often. Some fans may be surprised to learn about these rules, as they have never been heard of before.
1. DLS Method
Initially, the regulation that was used when the contest was hampered by rain was simple but ineffective. If the team batting first set a target of 260 from 50 overs, the team batting second will have a target of say 130 from 25 overs. The average run rate rule was the regulation in question. After a while, we had the rain rule, which took away the team batting first’s least productive overs. As a result, British statisticians Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis devised a mathematical solution for the rain problem.
The new regulation took into consideration all aspects of the game and was mathematically fair, although it was sometimes perplexing for the teams and viewers. Following the inclusion of Australian statistician Steven Stern’s work to the current regulation in 2014, several more adjustments were made. Following that, the rule was given the name Duckworth-Lewis-Stern or DLS method.
2. Tie-breaker rule
For the most part, cricket has never been a game that was eager for outcomes. When T20 cricket was introduced, though, cricketers considered establishing a system for breaking ties and determining a winner. There was a period when a deadlocked game would be resolved by five bowlers each throwing one ball to the stumps, without a batsman, and whoever hit the stumps the most times won. This regulation has now been repealed, and the new super overrule says that if the game is tied, the teams will play super over several times.
3. Umpire’s call
The umpire’s call is a cricket regulation that has been in the news for a long time. When a DRS is examined, the regulation specifies that if the impact and the place where the ball’s trajectory goes past the stumps are in a certain area, the umpire’s call will be used instead of hitting or on-line. According to the new regulation, if more than 50% of the ball hits the wicket zone, the call is out. If less than half of the ball hits the wicket zone, the call will be given as umpire’s call, which means the on-field umpire’s initial judgment will be considered.
4. Chucking rule
In cricket, there is a regulation against unlawful bowling action, although it was a big debate in the 1990s that led to the inclusion of this rule in the ICC’s books. There was enough technology available before the 1990s for a regulation on arm bending to exist. But it took a single spinner being called out in an international match for the ICC to take a closer look at the regulations. In 1995, Muttiah Muralitharan was dismissed from a Boxing Day Test match because the umpires suspected him of chucking, which is defined as bowling with an unlawful motion. The present regulation is that every bowler delivering a ball must bend his or her arm no more than 15 degrees.
5. Mankad rule
If a non-striker backs up too far out of his crease as the bowler is ready to bowl, the bowling team has the authority to run that batsman out before delivering the ball, according to the Mankad rule. Mankading has been maintained as the name of the dismissal, which is not the official name of the dismissal but rather an informal one based on Vinoo Mankad. Despite the fact that the rule is written in the cricket bible, players have been chastised for breaking it. And we frequently see debates over the spirit of the game erupt anytime a player tries to get a wicket in this manner.