The ban on use of saliva on the cricket ball has elicited a mixed response from various quarters of the cricketing circle. However, head of the ICC's Cricket Committee, Anil Kumble has stated that the recommendation of the ban by the panel had to be made considering the various risks posed to the game in the post COVID-19 era.
Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, in a Live session, revealed how Indian legend Anil Kumble helped him out at a time when he was struggling to find a good doctor in Pakistan for his eye problem. Mushtaq, famous as the man for introducing the ‘doosra’ to world cricket, recalled that during his playing days, he was having a lot of issues with his eyesight. The spinner had consulted a number of prominent doctors in Pakistan, but they could not help him out. Then, Kumble gave the former spinner the reference of a London-based ophthalmologist.