Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi not on the same page over the future of Test Cricket

The two stalwarts spoke about the game's most demanding format.

Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi | Getty

Former India and Pakistan stalwarts, Virender Sehwag and Shahid Afridi have expressed difference in opinion regarding the important matter on the future of the game's toughest but not-so-contemporary format, Test Cricket.

Speaking at a promotional event for the upcoming second edition of the T10 Cricket League, Sehwag, who scored 8,586 Test runs at an average of 49.34 across 104 games for India, opined, "I still prefer Test cricket and ODIs. We may have a lot of T20s and T10s but I don't think Test cricket or ODIs will ever die as long as some star emerges. Look at Prithvi Shaw who has come through the ranks,"

But, Afridi disagreed. He feels that the red-ball game is perhaps becoming a touch irrelevant to the young generation of audiences and even the players, who are preferring the shorter formats these days. 

"For me in today's times, Test cricket, no way. I loved playing One-Dayers. I feel if you don't enjoy something then you are forcibly trying to do it and I never liked being forced into anything," he said and added, "With T20s and T10s our careers too have stretched. Lesser the overs in a format, our careers will carry on for longer time(with a laughter),"

(Inputs from Khaleej Times)


By Kashish Chadha - 05 Oct, 2018

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