Wasim Akram: Pakistan’s great fast bowler Wasim Akram believes that ODI cricket has become obsolete now and the administrators should end it. Akram has given this statement after the sudden retirement of England all-rounder Ben Stokes from ODI cricket. Since then there has been a discussion about the existence of 50 overs cricket.
Sensation by Akram’s statement
Akram said in the Vaughan and Tuffers Cricket Club podcast, ‘I think one-day cricket should end. Stadiums in England are full but in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa stadiums are empty in ODI cricket. He said, ‘One day cricket is being done for the name only. This format is now obsolete.
There was a ruckus after Stokes’ retirement
Akram said, ‘Stokes’ decision to leave ODI cricket is sad but I am with him. Even as a commentator, one-day cricket is now being pulled. Especially after the arrival of T20. You can understand the condition of the player. 50 overs is a lot. He said, ‘T20 cricket is easy. Game over in four hours. There are so many leagues happening all over the world and there is so much money. It is part of modern cricket. T20 or Test cricket. One-day cricket is about to end.
Test cricket is paramount
Akram said that Test cricket is still paramount for any player. He said, ‘In Test cricket, there is a war within a war. Test cricket has always been my favorite. One-day used to be fun but Test cricket only identifies the player.