Wasim Akram: ‘One day cricket should be abolished After the retirement of Ben Stokes, there has been a debate about ODI cricket. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akam has even suggested ending ODI cricket.
There is a debate all over the world regarding the busy schedule of cricket. Former head coach of Team India Ravi Shastri had demanded to reduce the bilateral series. Now Pakistan’s legendary fast bowler Wasim Akam has also jumped into this debate. Akram believes that the ODI series should now be completely abolished. Akram made this statement after the sudden retirement of England all-rounder Ben Stokes from ODI cricket. Since then there has been a discussion about the existence of 50 overs cricket.
One-day cricket has become obsolete: Akram
Wasim Akram said on the podcast of Vaughan and Tuffers Cricket Club, ‘I think ODI cricket should end. Stadiums in England are packed, but in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and South Africa, stadiums are empty in ODI cricket. One day cricket is being done for the name only. This format is now obsolete.
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Talking about Stokes’ decision to retire from ODIs, Akram said, “His decision that he is retiring from ODI cricket is very sad… but I am with him.” As a commentator, I would like to say that one-day cricket is getting dragged now, especially after the arrival of T20. You can understand the condition of the player. 50 overs is a lot.
Test cricket still the best: Akram
Akram further said, ‘T20 cricket is easy. The game is over in four hours. There are so many leagues happening all over the world and there is so much money. T20 or Test cricket is a part of modern cricket, ODI cricket is about to end. Akram believes that Test cricket is still paramount for any player.
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