Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram. (Photograph Supply: Instagram)

Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram has opined that one-day internationals ought to be faraway from the worldwide cricket calendar. He additionally went on to say that one-day video games aren’t going to fill the stadiums, particularly in Asian international locations.

Akram additionally backed England‘s star allrounder Ben Stokes’ choice to retire from ODIs. The left-handed batter had earlier said that an “unsustainable” workload has been taking a toll on him as he determined to bid adieu to the 50-over format on the age of 31.

“I believe so (on ODI cricket being scrapped). In England, you could have full homes. In India, Pakistan particularly, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Africa, one-day cricket you aren’t going to fill the stadiums,” mentioned Akram on Vaughany and Tuffers Cricket Membership Podcast.

“They’re doing it only for the sake of doing it. After the primary 10 overs, it’s simply ‘OK, simply go a run a ball, get a boundary, 4 fielders in and also you get to 200, 220 in 40 overs’ after which have a go within the final 10 overs. One other 100. It’s sort of run-of-the-mill,” he added.

Akram said that Stokes retiring from ODI cricket is kind of unhappy, but additionally agreed together with his choice. The left-arm pacer additionally went on to say that one-day cricket is sort of dying.

“Him [Ben Stokes] deciding that he’s retiring from one-day cricket is kind of unhappy however I agree with him. At the same time as a commentator one-day cricket is only a drag now, particularly after T20. I can think about as a participant. 50 overs, 50 overs, then you need to pre-game, post-game, the lunch sport,” mentioned Akram.

“T20 is sort of simpler, 4 hours the sport is over. Within the leagues all around the globe, there may be much more cash — I suppose that is half and parcel of contemporary cricket. T20 or Check cricket. One-day cricket is sort of dying. It’s fairly tiring for a participant to play one-day cricket,” he added.