Here’s why David Warner disagrees with Ricky Ponting!

The debate over cricket becoming more and more batsman friendly has been going on for a while now. With the rules being heavily loaded in the favour of batsmen, playing cricket in shorter formats has become nightmarish for the bowlers. The size of bats, especially increasing thickness on the edges, has only made things worse.

Recently, former Australian captain and one of the legends of the game Ricky Ponting also came out and criticised the size of the bats recently, saying it should not go beyond that of the ones MS Dhoni and Chris Gayle possess, as that may make the game one dimensional. However, current Australian opener and team s vice-captain David Warner begs to differ with his illustrious senior. Also Read: Ricky Ponting’s take on the king-sized bats

The swashbuckling southpaw has said that it is flat pitches, and not thick bats, that are responsible for bowlers plight. If we look around the country, I think the wickets are pretty much dictating the test cricket arena at the moment, Warner told reporters in Sydney on Friday. A lot of batsmen are scoring a lot of runs, there have been a lot of runs scored in the last 12 to 18 months; you can t specifically come out and say it is the big bats, because everyone around the country and around the world is scoring a lot of runs , he added.

Ponting had recently said he would raise the issue of heavy bats at the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) world cricket committee meeting at Lord s next week. He even found support from Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood, who said it is imperative to negate the advantage batsmen have at the moment. It is interesting to see what happens at the MCC meeting and how things pan out in this regard.