With T20 matches dominating the cricket calendar in the past few years, many players and experts have expressed concern over the future of Test matches. In fact, many young players from across the globe have made white-ball cricket their primary focus with the emergence of many T20 leagues over the years. This has indeed put the future of Test cricket in danger, and recently, Inzamam-ul-Haq presented his opinion on the matter.
The former Pakistan captain will go down as one of the finest batsmen to have graced the game. While Inzamam tasted success across formats, he believes that the real beauty of the sport lies in Tests despite T20s providing entertainment. The former national selector also admitted that the prime focus has been on T20s in recent times.
Inzamam-ul-Haq concerned over the future of Test cricket
“The focus, currently, is mainly on T20 cricket. It goes for all the teams and players. Yes, I understand that T20 cricket is entertaining and people enjoy watching the format but the real beauty lies in test matches wherein you find out the quality of a batsman. So, that should be surely be maintained,” Inzamam-ul-Haq said in a video uploaded in his YouTube channel.
Representing Pakistan between 1992 and 2007, Inzamam featured in 120 Test matches and scored 8830 runs, third-highest for any Pakistan player to date. He further opined that it would be unfair if the most traditional format of the game is scrapped due to T20 matches.
“Don’t end Test cricket and replace it with T20 cricket. If this happens, it will be unfair to both the sport and the players because if the boards devote more focus to T20 cricket over Tests, then the players will also follow the same path. Moreover, even the youngsters and the next crop of cricketers will also start focusing more on T20 cricket from the start,” the 51-year-old added.
With the ICC T20 World Cup slated to take place later this year in India, all the national cricket boards are determined to name a formidable squad. Hence, a lot of T20I games are lined up in the coming days. However, Inzamam believes the cricket bodies don’t need to cut short the length of Test series.
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Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
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