"In batting-friendly conditions, it is very hard for the captain to contain runs and has been difficult for the bowlers. Hence, the rule should be be looked into as far as keeping five fielders (inside the circle) is concerned," Kohli told reporters at the pre-match press conference here.
     
"It is ICC's decision to give us the rule. So I can't comment more," he added. 
      
With this new rule in place, India and Australia together have scored a phenomenal 2,565 runs from four ODIs so far, excluding the 295 the visiting team scored in the abandoned One-dayer in Ranchi. 
      
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also had commented that a few Indian bowlers felt it would be better to put a bowling machine in the field instead of the rolling their arms in the ongoing ODI series, after they were being hit all over the park by Australia.
     
Kohli said the rule of five fielders inside the circle puts part-time bowlers, who were big weapons in ODIs before, out of contention.
     
"Yuvraj Singh bowled so well for us in so many games with four fielders inside the circle. Now, none of the teams can use part-time bowlers properly because of the fifth fielder. In conditions, which are batting-friendly, it is very hard for the captain to contain those runs," the Indian vice captain explained.

(Agencies)

Latest News from Sports News Desk