Tendulkar passes suggestions to keep Test Cricket alive: The legendary cricket was recently vocal about the future of Test cricket.
There is no hiding to the fact that Test cricket is at a stage where it needs proper planning to sustain. Not that it is receiving competition from other sports, but it is surely receiving competition from other formats of cricket.
The growing popularity of T20s has become a serious source of concern for Test cricket. It is the same reason why ICC (International Cricket Council) have started to put in deliberate efforts like the inaugural ICC World Test Championship to keep the format alive.
This match showed how Test cricket can be the toughest and most entertaining format in cricket. @benstokes38 keeps getting better and better. An innings that people will talk about for a long time. #Ashes #ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/7bvem6H2AL
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar passes suggestions to keep Test Cricket alive
Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar recently shared some suggestions with which he believes cricket’s ancestral format can prosper. In a recent interview, Tendulkar laid emphasis on creating “interesting tracks” for Test matches.
“Test cricket is going to revive if we produce interesting tracks, but if the tracks are flat and dead, then Test cricket is going to find its challenges.
“I know, this Test World Championship has announced but even to have this World Championship, you got to make cricket interesting. Just by having a Championship, cricket is not going to get interesting,” Tendulkar was quoted as saying.
Tendulkar further cited the example of an intriguing battle between Australia batsman Steve Smith and England fast bowler Jofra Archer in the second Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series at Lord’s. “[Steve] Smith got injured, unfortunately, that was a big blow to him but Test cricket was exciting.
“When Jofra Archer challenged him, the focus shifted to Test cricket, people almost kind of forgot that four weeks ago, there was World Cup being played in England, nobody is talking about that, everyone is talking about Test cricket, because it is challenging and exciting,” Tendulkar said.