One-day cricket is dying “a slow death”, according to Australian batsman Usman Khawaja. Ben Stokes’ retirement from ODI cricket is not a surprise for him. 31-year-old player Ben Stokes has retired from ODI cricket. Ben Stokes has urged cricket officials not to treat players like a “cart” and hoped that his decision to retire from One Day International cricket will make everyone aware. According to Stokes, there is a lot of cricket being played right now, which is making it very difficult for any player to play in all three formats.
Usman Khawaja, who opened in Test cricket for Australia, has not appeared in limited overs cricket since 2019. According to him, looking at the magnitude of international cricket, there will be a huge cut in 50 over cricket going forward.
Usman Khawaja said, “This is my personal opinion. I know a lot of people have the same view. You have Test cricket, which is at its peak. You have T20 cricket, which obviously has leagues around the world. Everyone likes to watch it. After these two there is ODI cricket, whose influence is decreasing. It is probably the last of these three formats.
“Personally I feel that ODI cricket is dying a slow death. There is still a World Cup, which I think is really fun and enjoyable to watch but other than that personally I don’t like ODI cricket that much.
Australia on Friday released the international calendar for its summer season. After this, Khawaja gave his views on ODI cricket. Khawaja said that at present it is not that players who can play all three formats cannot be made, but it is a very difficult task.
According to Khwaja, “You will have to travel a lot for this. If you play all three formats you are never at home. Apart from this, you get very tired mentally and physically.