Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday hailed the Marylebone Cricket Club's (MCC) decision to remove run-out at non-striker's end from unfair play laws even as veteran England pacer Stuart Broad termed the move as unfair.
Custodian of cricket laws, the MCC has decided to move the law relating to run-outs at non-striker's end from its unfair play section. It relates to run-outs at non-striker's end when batters back up too far and have often triggered heated debates on spirit of the game. Several players like India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have advocated for it as a fair mode of dismissal.
Tendulkar said he was always averse to the term used for this dismissal as Mankaded. New rules have been introduced in cricket by MCC committee and I am quite supportive of couple of them. The first one being Mankading dismissal. I was always uncomfortable with that particular dismissal being called Mankaded, Tendulkar said in a video message.