On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) joked that whenever the match ends in a tie, for deciding the result of a match instead of super overs teams can play ” rock, paper, scissors”.
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham had posted a picture on Wednesday in which he and India’s KL Rahul were at the Bay Oval during the third ODI, which was won by hosts with three wickets and the three-match series was swept by them with 3-0.
KL Rahul And Jimmy Neesham In A Single Frame
Both Rahul and Neesham can be seen in the picture in which they are doing the fist pump; however, the post was captioned by Neesham as: ” paper, scissors, rock”.
Paper, scissors, rock? 😂 pic.twitter.com/PFrK8ZcF9k
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 11, 2020
The ICC’s official Twitter re-tweeted the post of Neesham and wrote: ” Instead of super overs perhaps we do this”.
Perhaps we do this instead of super overs? 🤷♂️ https://t.co/yoMn9ZKuR2
— ICC (@ICC) February 11, 2020
Rock paper scissors (also known as scissors paper stone, paper rock scissors, and scissors rock paper) is a hand game that usually played between two people, in which one player forms one of the three shapes simultaneously with an open hand.
These shapes are “paper” (a flat hand), “rock” (a closed fist), and “scissors” (a fist with the index finger and middle finger extended, forming a V).
The player who decides to play rock will beat another player who decided to play scissors ( “blunts scissors” or sometimes “rock crushes scissors”), but who has played paper will lose to the player who chooses rock (“paper covers rock”); to a play of paper will lose to a play of scissor (“scissors cuts paper”). If the same shape is chosen by both players, in that condition the game is tied and to break the tie, immediately the game can be replayed.
Last year the ICC has modified the rule of Super Over for all its important events after the well-known 2019 world Cup held between England and New Zealand. In this match, England defeated New Zealand based upon scoring more number of boundaries and sixes in 50 overs as well as in Super Overs.
After the result, the ICC had faced the wrath of former players and fans over the controversial rule.