Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Test Cricket must not die

Test Cricket must not die

Lot of experts are predicting the death of test cricket over a period and expect Twenty20 to take center stage.

I sincerely hope and pray that their expectation turns out to be a cropper. Test cricket offers class, grace, test of fitness, mind control, patience, perseverance and endurance on the field to strive for victory. Two innings over five days offers both teams to make strong come back. Take the historic chennai chase (tendulkar/yuvaraj) or south africa's score performance over Australia (Duminy / Steyn) proves test match's beauty.

Yes, it is difficult to watch it live over 5 days when compared to 3.5 hours of T20. But, i dont think that matters for for a serious cricket enthusiast.

Night cricket and toning down number of matches must be tried before writing off the test cricket !

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