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Virender Sehwag joined Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri in backing 5-day Tests.

  • 13 Jan 2020 01:08:14

Previous India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday joined captain Virat Kohli and lead trainer Ravi Shastri in maneuvering five-day Tests over ICC's proposition to shorten it to four days to draw more eyeballs. Sehwag contrasted the five-day customary organization with infant diapers, saying both ought to be changed just when it turns out to be totally excess. "I have constantly upheld change. I captained India in its first T20 game and I am pleased with that. I was additionally part of India's World T20 winning group in 2007. Be that as it may, five-day Test cricket is sentiment," Sehwag said while conveying the seventh Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Lecture at the BCCI Awards in Mumbai.

"Advancements like names in pullovers and pink ball Tests are fine. Be that as it may, diaper and five-day Tests should possibly be changed when its completed, when it can't be utilized any longer. Five-day Test isn't done. Test cricket is a 143-year old fit individual. It has a spirit. 'Roast noise ki sirf chandni greetings hoti hai....Test cricket nahin' (four days of moon is fine, not Test cricket)," said the ever-clever Sehwag in his matchless style.

The ICC Cricket Committee is set to examine the possibility of four-day Test matches, however it will, probably, get a warning from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as the Indian board is set to remain with Kohli and Shastri.

Both the skipper and the lead trainer of the group have clarified that they need the conventional organization to not lose its sheen by abandoning a five-day undertaking into one of four days.

A BCCI official had revealed to IANS that the board will talk about the issue with Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

"It's just plain obvious, it is just right that you talk about these issues and we will do likewise with CA, ECB and Cricket South Africa. Be that as it may, as things stand now, we are on a similar stage as our captain and mentor and don't see a lot of sense in slicing Test cricket to four days from the traditional five. Truth be told, it isn't only our commander or mentor, you have additionally heard any semblance of Joe Root and Faf du Plessis make their sentiments unmistakable on the issue. It may be a possibility for the lower positioned groups, however not when two major groups conflict. Convention can't be played with," the authority had said.