Is T20 disturbing the real cricket?

India
April 9, 2010 4:21am CST
I am a big cricket fan. I always want to see this game on the top. I like its passion ans originality. But I think, with the introduction of its extra short version that we call T20 is disturbing the real form of cricket to some extent. The test matches has already lost importance to a greater extent. Now its seems that it is term for the ODI to suffer. There is no doubt that the T20 is much more exciting but one should consider the importance of cricket as well. T20 has almost nothing for the bowlers which seems a sort of partiality for the bowlers. I am not against the T20 format of the game. But I am afraid of its present dominance in world cricket. This may endanger the game of cricket.
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3 responses
9 Apr 10
I completely agree. Test and ODI format are suffering because of T20. The spirit and nature of the game is changing. One can say that this change is making it more popular but should argue that T20 is not a breeding ground for young talent. The upcoming cricketers will suffer a lot due to this format. Though, this T20 format brings exitement, one cannot see the real spirit of cricket in T20 which is totally nothing but BANG BANG! And yeah! Bowlers are suffering the worst due to these format!
• India
9 Apr 10
Very well judged Yaseen. The youngsters are only looking to hit the ball to the maximum possible distance. They are not even getting match temperament. And the bowlers concentrates more on not giving runs at the rate of 7 an over. !
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
10 Apr 10
The same question was asked with ODIs came in whether it was going to kill the real cricket i.e. Test matches. What happened is quite the opposite? The Test matches which were going through a boring patch of draws suddenly transformed with better scoring rates leading to more results coming out and suddenly test matches became more and more popular. Now teams are looking to chase 300 odd on the last day of test match. Isn't that great for the game. So the same question is being asked for T 20. I think the puritan might be hurt a bit, but overall there would not be too great an effect on anything other than probably the bowler's psyche!! Cheers! Ram
@siliguri (4224)
• India
10 Apr 10
I don't think so..other format of cricket has different fun to watch..I like to watch ODI more then Watching T20..I didn't think it is hamper other format of game..as u notice in ODI ..the crowd comes in same amount as previously came When there is no introduction of T20 in cricket...