Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin. (Picture by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

Legendary Indian cricketer Ravi Ashwin revealed that he avoids watching the 50-over video games on tv as a result of he feels the one-day format is on the danger of changing into out of date. T20 is at the moment the principle emphasis of the white-ball format because the T20 World Cup, scheduled in October, approaches.

Moreover, with Take a look at cricket experiencing a revival on account of England’s thrilling run-chases below the management of latest head coach Brendon McCullum, Ashwin expressed his issues about the way forward for One Day Internationals. India are at the moment in England going through the hosts in a three-match ODI collection.

“The best fantastic thing about one-day cricket is – sorry, was – the ebbs and flows of the sport. Individuals used to bide their time and take the sport deep. The one-day format was a format the place bowlers had a say. Even me, as a cricket badger and a cricket nut, I change off the TV after a degree and that’s frankly very scary for the format of the sport,” Ashwin instructed the Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Membership podcast.

ODI cricket wants to search out its relevance: Ravi Ashwin

Ashwin has featured in 113 ODIs for India and is a daily member of the Take a look at group. He didn’t play in India’s most up-to-date one-off Take a look at match in opposition to England, however the spin-bowling all-rounder is taken into account one in every of India’s all-time finest spinners, having taken 442 Take a look at wickets. Ashwin expressed his opinion on the matter, citing that the 50-over format now not maintains a stability between the bat and the ball.

“When these ebbs and flows go lacking, it’s not cricket anymore. It’s simply an prolonged type of T20. It’s a query of relevance and I believe ODI cricket wants to search out its relevance. It wants to search out its spot,” he added.

The primary match of the continuing ODI collection between India and England was a lot anticipated as the 2 groups had put up some thrilling performances within the T20I collection. But it surely didn’t look like an ODI match as Indian bowlers dished out England for mere 110 runs and put a brake on England’s batting within the 26th over. The following 50-over World Cup is scheduled for 2023, however all of the groups are at the moment targeted on the upcoming T20 World Cup.