India vs Australia 1st T20I Brisbane: Former India cricketer Vinod Kambli has questioned the Duckworth Lewis method after India lost the first T20I at Brisbane by four runs after the DL Method came into play. It was Kambli’s son who asked the southpaw about how the method functions and he did not have an answer and that is when he realised that after all these years of playing cricket, even cricketers do not know how it works. He took to Twitter and wrote, “My son came up to me after the game got over & asked me, why did India lose even after scoring 11 more runs than Australia. I tried explaining him about the Duckworth-Lewis method which is used to recalculate targets. Next thing he asks, “can you show me how to calculate?”…”.
In reply to his first tweet, Kambli wrote, “…I thought to myself & realised that in many years of playing cricket, not even the cricketers knew how to calculate. If we who played the game din’t know how to, how do we expect the fans to know! How are we going to make cricket go global? Rules have to be easy @ICC #AUSvIND.”
Australia has already taken a 1-0 lead in the series and the men in Blue would look to stage a comeback on November 23 when the two teams lock horns for the 2nd T20I.