The former Pakistani cricketer and team coach Inzamam Ul Haq speaking on his youtube channel expressed his disapproval of the current scenario of cricket. READ MORE Australia name squad for the limited-overs series against West Indies
The Explosive batsman seemed disappointed with the way T20 format is been prioritized over the traditional format of the game. Players tempt to play T20 cricket in the modern era due to the hype.
Inzi Slams Amir & Wahab
Mohammed Amir took an early exit from internationals in last year December for inexplicable reasons. Earlier this month, Amir expressed his clear intent towards having an British Citiizenship with an intent to play Indian Premier League in near future. Inzi mentioned how Amir has left internationals for T20 leagues. Inzamam reckons its not a positive sign that players like amir are focusing on shortest format of the game.
On the other hand, the 51-year old says that Wahab Riaz has shifted his focus on ODI cricket rather than Test Cricket that concerned him.
Test Matches gets the best out of anyone
Inzamam is afraid that the demise of Test Cricket would offend both sports and players and would lead to adverse consequences.
“Don’t end Test cricket and replace it with T20 cricket. If this happens, it will be unfair to both the sport and the players because if the boards devote more focus to T20 cricket over Tests, then the players will also follow the same path. Moreover, even the youngsters and the next crop of cricketers will also start focusing more on T20 cricket from the start,” the 51-year-old added.
The Pakistani Coach reckoned the true beauty resides in test cricket as it genuinely tests the artistic talent of the cricketers.
T20 is entertaining
“The focus, currently, is mainly on T20 cricket. It goes for all the teams and players. Yes, I understand that T20 cricket is entertaining and people enjoy watching the format but the real beauty lies in test matches wherein you find out the quality of a batsman. So, that should be surely be maintained,” Inzamam-ul-Haq said in a video uploaded in his YouTube channel.