The ICC had proposed the idea of a four-day Test match rather than five a few days ago.
Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer and Shoaib Akhtar have opposed this before Sachin
Dainik BhaskarJan 07, 2020, 03:54 PM IST Sports Desk. Sachin Tendulkar opposed the four-day Test match. He said that it would be wrong to tamper with the present form of Test cricket. According to Sachin, the reason for this ICC proposal may be commercial but it will harm the basic spirit of cricket. Apart from Sachin's first Virat Kohli, Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer and Nathan Lyon, Shoaib Akhtar has also rejected the idea of a four-day Test match.
The five-day test format was started 143 years ago. The ICC wants to reduce it from five to four days. However, the protesters now have the support of the master blaster as well.
'If one day of the Test match is less then the spinners will also suffer loss'
Sachin said, "I will not support a change in the format of Test cricket. It should remain as it has been for many years. This would be an extension of limited overs cricket. On lunch the next day, the batsman will start thinking that now the game is just two and a half days. That means thinking will change. If one day of the Test match is less then the spinners will also suffer. There is a turn in the pitch on the last day, how will the bowlers take advantage of it. The first two days, the spinners do not get turn and bounce. The fast bowlers don't want to bowl on the fifth day anyway. "
According to the proposal, 'commercial more', according to Sachin, the reasons for this proposal of ICC are more commercial. He said, “A four-day Test match was proposed to attract commercial and audience. We have already gone from Test to ODI and then to T20. Now T10 format is also available. However, tests are basically the same. At least one format should be where the skills and technique of the batsmen is tested. Sometimes they have to do long batting in difficult circumstances. "
Sachin, who has scored the most runs in Tests and ODIs, also gives suggestions for the improvement of Test cricket. Sachin said, "If Test cricket is to improve, then good wickets should be made. Because the pitch will be good, the match will not be boring. Wickets should be made in which both batsmen and bowlers get help. The batsman should feel that if he does not make a mistake, he will not be out. And the bowler should feel that he forces the batsman to make a mistake. "