New Delhi. Pakistan’s great fast bowler Wasim Akram (Wasim Akram) I believe that ODI cricket is now obsolete and administrators should end it. England all-rounder Ben Stokes (Ben Stokes) Akram has given this statement after abruptly retiring from ODI cricket. England all-rounder Ben Stokes has clarified that it is impossible to play regularly in all three formats. In such a situation, it is becoming difficult to make a place for ODI cricket stuck between Test and T20. Since then there has been a discussion about the existence of 50 overs cricket.
Fast bowler Akram, who took 502 wickets in ODI cricket, said in the Vaughan and Tuffers Cricket Club podcast, “I think ODI cricket should end. Stadiums in England are full, but in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa, stadiums are empty in ODI cricket. This format is now obsolete.
Wasim Akram said, “Stokes’ decision to leave ODI cricket is sad but I am with him. Even as a commentator, one-day cricket is getting pulled now. 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 around the world and so much money. It is part of modern cricket. T20 or Test cricket. One-day cricket is about to end.
Akram said that Test cricket is still paramount for any player. He said, “There is a war within a war in Test cricket. Test cricket has always been my favorite. ODIs used to be fun but the player is identified only by Test cricket. Let us tell you that the great bowler of Pakistan has participated in 356 ODI matches.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 21, 2022, 19:30 IST