Not in favor of the four-day tests: Virat Kohli
GUWAHATI: Indian captain virat Kohli On Saturday he strongly opposed the four-day Test proposed by the ICC as it is not in favor of any alteration that harms the sanctity of the traditional five-day format.
The ICC wants to test the four-day test matches during the next FTP cycle between 2023-2031 to get more days off for shorter commercially lucrative formats.
While this is in the proposal stage, Cricket australia He had expressed his intention to test the format even though the older bowler Nathan Lyon called it ridiculous.
According to me, it should not be altered. As I said, day and night is another step towards commercialization Cricket Test and you know, creating excitement around you, but you can't manipulate it too much. I don't think so, said Kohli.
India recently played a day/night test and that is the change Kohli would like in the five-day version for now.
"You know the Day-Night Test is the most that should be changed about Cricket Test , according to me," he said.
The captain of India feels that the intention of reducing a day of five cannot be correct and then one could speak of having three-day tests.
So you're just talking about getting numbers, entertainment and you know. I think the intention will not be correct at that time because then you will talk about the three-day tests. I mean, where do you end up? Then you will talk about the test Cricket disappearing, Kohli was direct in his response.
"So I don't endorse that at all. I don't think that is fair to the purest format of the game. How Cricket started initially, and you know five-day Tests was the highest of tests you can have at the international level."
With thumbs down from currently the most influential international Cricket er, ICC might find it difficult to implement it.
T20 was a revelation (in terms) of the introduction of a new format. They asked me about the 100 ball format (presented by the ECB) and I said that I am not going to try another type of format because there is already a lot going on.