Former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasguta believes there should not be any stump mic that has a high volume. By keeping the volume high Deep Dasgupta believes it be like invading the privacy of the players on the field.

“You have got to make sure that the stump mic is not always high. There are certain things that are said and done during the game, and they should be kept on the field. Not everything said on the field should be brought outside.

“I mean this is what I honestly feel, at times we get into the privacy zone of the players. There is a lot of good banter that happens. We have seen that in the last series, 2018. I mean all that babysitter (Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant) that was great banter.

“I know you want to listen to it, but as a player I would rather have my privacy there, and not let the whole world know what I am talking with my opposition player, because there are some things which should be kept on the field itself,” Deep Dasgupta said on Sports Today.

Tim Paine later apologised for his behaviour on the field, especially for his heated argument with umpire Paul Wilson over a controversial DRS decision. He believes he needed to set a proper example as he was the captain of Australia.

“I probably set a pretty poor example with my use of language,” he told reporters. “Certainly disappointed with myself.

“I certainly didn’t mean to be disrespectful to him (umpire Paul Wilson). It was just heat of moment. I need to be better.

“I know the stump mics are on and there’s a lot of kids watching, and I need to set a better example,” Tim Paine said on Monday.


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