Mumbai: Australian tearaway pacer Shaun Tait on Thursday ridiculed the two new ball rule as it takes reverse swing out of the equation and hoped the ICC would reintroduce the old regulations.
"I think it is a ridiculous rule to be honest. It takes reverse swing out of the game. The bowlers usually have reverse swing skills. I am sure someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls great reverse swing but we don't get a chance to see it because there is two new balls," he told reporters at the launch of KOOH Sports Cricket Development Centre here.
"The ball doesn't have enough time to scuff up and also the ball stays harder throughout the match so it is easier to hit the ball out of the ground later on. Back when we had one ball, it was lot softer and became harder for batsmen to get more power off the bat. It would just be nice to see the old rule being brought back so that we get to see more reverse swing, especially in the sub-continent," he added.