Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin. (Picture Supply: Twitter/BCCI)

Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri made a controversial assertion on Take a look at cricket by suggesting that the format must be restricted to solely the highest three or 4 nations in cricket. Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin disagreed with the previous Indian skipper’s ideas and said his opinion on the need of Take a look at cricket for all international locations.

Ashwin is at the moment the main wicket-taker for India in red-ball cricket amongst energetic gamers, and whereas he has been one of many stalwarts in India’s main international T20 league, the IPL, he believes Take a look at cricket is crucial for the expansion of T20 cricket. He reckoned that the first-class construction feeds on Take a look at cricket and a nation can solely enhance within the shortest format of the sport when gamers get extra alternatives in FC cricket to mould their sport for the T20 format.

“Not too long ago Ravi Bhai stated Take a look at cricket must be made as a format that solely 3-4 nations play. However when 3-4 nations play, groups like Eire gained’t get gained’t get the chance to play. Solely while you play Take a look at cricket, your first-class construction will get higher. And solely when your first-class construction is sweet, folks will get extra alternatives. And gamers who do properly in first-class cricket mildew their sport based on T20 cricket. That’s how cricket has formed up,” Ashwin stated on his YouTube channel.

If Take a look at cricket shouldn’t be related, they gained’t play it with full curiosity: Ravi Ashwin

The Indian offie who made his return to the Indian T20I aspect after a hiatus of eight months has regarded in prime contact within the Caribbean and spoke concerning the state of affairs within the Windies. He highlighted the shortage of first-class cricket on the island nation because the nation has shifted its focus from red-ball cricket to the shorter codecs of the sport and, in consequence, has slumped in ODI and T20I cricket.

“How will you strengthen first-class cricket? For that Take a look at cricket must be related in your nation. If Take a look at cricket shouldn’t be related, they gained’t play it with full curiosity. I’m at the moment in West Indies and right here we will see that first-class cricket is nearly gone. There are a number of T20 tournaments,” Ashwin added.



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