Waqar Younis says legalizing ball tampering impossible

Younis was the first player to get a suspension from one ODI for ball tampering during 2000. He took 373 wickets in 87 test matches and another 416 in 262 one-day internationals before retiring in 2003.

updated: October 27, 2013 11:39 IST
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Dubai: Legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis said on Sunday it's impossible to legalize ball tampering and wanted uniformity in the rules while punishing the offending players in international cricket.

South Africa's Faf du Plessis escaped with just a fine of 50 per cent of his match fee for ball tampering that put a blot on the Proteas thumping an innings and 92-run victory in the second test against Pakistan on Saturday.

"If you legalize ball tampering ... there will be a lot of swing so I don't see legalizing tampering is possible," Younis said.

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