India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar hinted that they might limit the usage of saliva to shine the white ball during the first ODI against South Africa in Dharamsala on Thursday as a precautionary measure in the wake of the deadly Novel Coronavirus outbreak.
Bhuvneshwar, however, said a decision on this will be taken by the team doctor during a meeting later on Wednesday.
“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. Then we will get hit and you people will say you are not bowling well,” the 31-year-old pacer, who is returning to the team after recovering from sports hernia surgery, said during the post-match press conference here.
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