Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir ridicule ICC’s 4-day Test match proposal

Gambhir’s views come after Team Indian skipper Virat Kohli too panned the idea ahead of India’s first match against Sri Lanka.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: January 05, 2020 21:46 IST
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir ridicule ICC’s 4-day Test match proposal

The ICC cricket committee is likely to consider four-day Test matches as being part of the World Test Championship from 2023. Gambhir’s views come after Team Indian skipper Virat Kohli too panned the idea ahead of India’s first match against Sri Lanka.
 
Reacting to proposals of holding 4-day Tests, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote, "At the outset, let me say that I think four-day Test matches are a ridiculous idea and should drop immediately." "It will invite drawn games, will have no place for spinners and will take away the charm of playing on a wearing fifth-day pitch," Gambhir added.
 
While Virat Kohli has always stressed on the need to keep Test cricket, the India captain, it seems, is not in favor of the reported proposal for mandatory 4-day Tests from World Test Championship cycle in 2023.
 
"According to me, it should not get altered. As I said, the day-night is another step towards commercializing Test cricket and you know, creating excitement around it, but it can't get tinkered with too much. I don't believe so," Kohli said.




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