Aakash Chopra took on the suggestion forwarded by former India coach Ravi Shastri who had opined that Test cricket ought to solely be performed by the cream of the crop.
Alex Lees of England in motion towards India. (Courtesy: Reuters)
HIGHLIGHTSPlayers have questioned the sustainability of taking part in all three codecsEngland Test captain Ben Stokes retired from ODI cricket to give attention to TestsChopra rubbished Shastri’s solutions
Former India participant Aakash Chopra has rubbished former head coach Ravi Shatri’s suggestion that solely the cream of the crop must be taking part in Test cricket. Shastri’s solutions had been geared toward making Test cricket solely about high quality, as an alternative of an inclusive strategy which may have all groups can taking part within the format.
Chopra didn’t comply with the varsity of Shastri’s thought and stated that world cricket could be in hassle if Test cricket was solely performed by a choose few nations.
“Test cricket can happen in tiers but if only the top six play Test cricket, I feel world cricket will be in trouble, including Test cricket, which all of us are saying is a very important format and will not go anywhere,” Chopra stated in his YouTube channel.
“Who will decide the six countries, the top six in the rankings? Let’s say that’s the case, what will the others do? He (Shastri) said in the discussion that if you go out of the six, then you have no job and teams will come up from below. But who will come up from below because only six are playing Test cricket and the others are not playing at all,” he additional added.
Speaking concerning the survivability of the ODI format, Chopra stated that he doesn’t comply with the solutions about taking part in the 50-over format solely in ICC occasions.
“If you don’t play ODI cricket at all and play only World Cup to World Cup, then why do you play it at all? Why are you carrying it? Leave it, don’t play, it’s absolutely fine. The World Cup should be in that format in which you play cricket between the two World Cups,” he concluded.
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