first_img“When there was dew, I didnt bowl. Its better you “When there was dew, I didnt bowl. Its better you ask the question to someone who actually bowled. To be very honest, I dont know how it felt with the dew on. Its very amusing. Because in the first 12 balls I bowled, I created a wicket-opportunity as well. Its quite surprising how you phrase your question,” Indias top spin bowler had retorted. The raging debate has continued with Dhoni not utilising Ashwins bowling to the fullest extent in the IPL too so far. He has bowled 30 overs in 10 games, instead of the full quota of 40, and has only three wickets to show for. In the last game that RPS lost against Royal Challlengers Bangalore on May 7, the off spinner was brought on to bowl the 17th over for a lost cause as RCB easily chased RPSs total of 191 with seven wickets and three balls to spare. Meanwhile, another former pacer – left arm bowler Nannes, was of the opinion that normal playing conditions would be rolled out in future, in comparison to the greenish pitch at Adelaide on which Australia played against Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in the epoch-making first-ever day-night Test match last November. “I was there and it was a greenish-looking pitch that never deteriorated and the outfield was also green. They (authorities) did not want the (pink) ball to lose its colour quickly. But going forward I expect normal Test playing conditions (in future day-night games),” said the former Australia left-arm pacer. In a low-scoring game, Australia came out on top of New Zealand by three wickets in the history-making third and final Test to clinch the rubber 2-0 last November. Asked which South African, from his era, would have been an ideal T20 player, 49-year-old Cullinan said former Proteas skipper, the late Hansie Cronje, would have fitted the bill. “Hansie Cronje would have been a very good T20 player. He could hit big shots and bowl tight spells. Others such as Allan Donald and Jonty Rhodes would also have done well,” said the one-time stylish batsman who amassed over 4500 runs in 70 Tests for his country before retiring in 2001. PTI SSR NRB AT BSadvertisementlast_img