[caption id="attachment_848334" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-848334" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Tendulkar_PTI.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="471" /> Sachin Tendulkar said it was the duty of the off-field match officials to point out the mistake to on-field umpires. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Cricket legend <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sachin-tendulkar/">Sachin Tendulkar</a> feels just like a bowling outfit, a batting side should also be penalised seven runs if they breach rules of the game during the course of a match. <p></p> <p></p>Tendulkar's comments came following a bizarre controversy that rocked the second semi-final of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/t20-mumbai-league">Mumbai T20 League</a> between <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sobo-supersonics">Sobo Supersonics</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/aakash-tigers-mumbai-western-suburb">Aakash Tigers Mumbai Western Suburb</a> in Mumbai Saturday. <p></p> <p></p>"Whatever I saw, I saw for this for first time and then I started thinking what could be done and it cannot be a dead ball. But the rules are such, whatever happened it was the right thing to happen at that moment. <p></p> <p></p>"But I was just thinking what could be that one change which can be implemented in time to come and I feel if three fielders are there in the circle, the umpire never tells them that you need to have the fourth fielder in the ring and it's called a no-ball and there is a free hit. So the fielding side is penalised for that," Tendulkar said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-virat-kohli-is-lucky-to-have-an-experienced-campaigner-like-ms-dhoni-sachin-tendulkar-847875">Cricket World Cup 2019: Kohli is lucky to have an experienced campaigner like Dhoni: Tendulkar</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"But when the batters don't go to their respective ends, why isn't the batting side penalised? I think the batting side should also be penalised. And what is the maximum that one could score off each ball is possibly 7 runs, which is a no ball of previous delivery and a free hit. So maybe here also it should be seven runs penalty for the batting side and then they change the ends." <p></p> <p></p>In Saturday's game at the end of the 15th over, SoBo Supersonics were coasting along at 158 for no loss when Hersh Tank required medical attention after suffering cramps. <p></p> <p></p>In the last ball of the 15th over, Jay Bista took a single but at the start of the next over, none of the players or umpires realised that it was Tank who was on strike and not Bista. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-virat-kohli-alone-cannot-win-india-the-world-cup-sachin-tendulkar-846847">Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli alone cannot win India the World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>After wrongfully taking the strike, Tank got out in the first ball. Sensing that the batsmen haven't changed ends, the umpires called it a dead ball, denying the wicket to Aakash Tigers when the fault entirely lay with the batsmen. <p></p> <p></p>Tendulkar said it was the duty of the off-field match officials to point out the mistake to on-field umpires. <p></p> <p></p>"The umpires don't tell the batters. With today's technology the third or fourth umpire should be in a position to communicate with the leg-umpire and tell him the striker is supposed to be at the non-striker's end," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"The batting side needs to be penalised for that and ensure that the ends are changed."