Mumbai. Responding to an appeal signed by bowlers of various nationalities, ICC has allowed use of performance enhancing drugs by bowlers when bowling to Virender Sehwag. The governing body of cricket thought that it was in the interest of fairness and justice that the bowlers were given a level playing field when playing against Sehwag, else cricket could degenerate into a Sehwag’s game from a batsman’s game.
“We realized that while bowlers thought that they were playing against Sehwag, Sehwag thought that he was playing with the bowlers; it was getting too one-sided,” ICC chief Sharad Pawar told Faking News.
Pawar said that he had received an appeal by a group of bowlers on Friday, a day after Sehwag scored 219 runs in an ODI against West Indies. Bowlers allegedly said that they were traumatized to see the Indian batsman cross all the limits of decency and not show any respect to any bowler.
The appeal was signed by 32 bowlers of all nationalities, including IPL loving Indian bowlers, and was led by Shahid Afridi, who claimed that he saw the legs of West Indian bowlers trembling while facing Sehwag.
“Trembling legs while running up to bowl to a batsman like Sehwag can cause grievous injuries to the bowlers,” Pawar noted, “Hence we decided to allow them to take medical help. They had asked for performance enhancing drugs, as nothing less than that could help them, to which we agreed after much deliberations.”
Sources tell Faking News that ICC allowed the use of performance enhancing drugs to bowlers as Sehwag had tested positive for a rare drug during the dope test after his double-century. A high level of Tendulkaroid, also known as the god steroid, was found in Sehwag’s blood samples.
“After hours of examination, the doctors concluded that it was a natural formation and Sehwag seems to be producing it of his own. He couldn’t have bought it as that drug is not available even with the shrewdest of the drug peddlers in Mexico,” our source informed, “Based on this information, ICC decided to allow bowlers to take drugs so that they could match Sehwag.”
However ICC has put some conditions while using such drugs. They can be taken by a maximum of two bowlers per team per innings only after Virender Sehwag crosses 50 in a match. Umpires will keep these drugs in their pocket and bowlers can request injections before bowling to Sehwag.
The new rule will come into effect from the next match between West Indies and India at Chennai on Sunday. Sources tell Faking News that West Indies bowlers are already practicing on drugs as Ravi Rampaul was seen moonwalking and singing “Why this kolaveri di” in the hotel lawn, something experts believe was a side effect of some drug.