T20 Cricket Is Important: Sourav Ganguly

T20 Cricket Is Important: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly, Ashok Malhotra, BCCI, ICA
Sourav Ganguly. Photo Credit: Twitter.

Cricketer pundits have agreed to the fact that after the introduction of 20-over format, the approach towards the Test cricket has changed. Firstly, the most extended format now doesn’t attract a large audience after the inauguration of entertaining T20 cricket. Secondly, earlier, the batsman used to play Test cricket with more patience but now, T20 cricket has produced explosive batsmen who try to hit the ball from the very first ball, which has brought a revolution in the oldest format of the game. However, Sourav Ganguly has backed the evolution in cricket after the inception of the shortest format.

On Sunday, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly lent his support for T20 cricket, saying he would have reinvented his game to meet the demands of the shortest format if he was playing in this era.

Chris Gayle, RCB, Pune Warriors, Yuvraj Singh
Chris Gayle. Credits: IPL/BCCI.

“T20 is very important. I would have changed my game. It’s the licence to keep swinging and keep hitting…,” Ganguly said while replying to a question on BCCI Twitter handle.

“I would have loved to play T20, although I did play for the first five years of the IPL. I think I would have enjoyed T20,” he said.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Image Credits: BCCI/IPL.

T20 cricket: Sourav Ganguly played 59 IPL matches

Sourav Ganguly, who played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs, retired from the game when T20 cricket was flourishing. However, he featured in the most popular T20 league, IPL, as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain and Pune Warriors’ India player. The prince of Kolkata played 59 IPL matches and scored 1349 runs at the strike rate of 106.80.

Meanwhile, amid the ongoing coronavirus crises, the IPL 2020 has been postponed indefinitely. The BCCI is planning to host the league later this year but nothing can be assured because of the unprecedented virus.

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