‘T20 is just business’ but test cricket is still the pinnacle: Ben Stokes
The left-handed batter Ben Stokes has said that T20 cricket is currently kind of turning into a “business”, however Test cricket will keep on being the zenith and his primary job is to advance the longest format of the game.
English Test Skipper Ben Stokes is one of the best all-rounder in modern-day cricket, nonetheless, perceiving his weighty workload, the star player had announced his retirement from ODI cricket recently. He played his last ODI against South Africa at his home ground in Durham. Ever his decision to retire from ODI cricket was unveiled, the discussion has begun with respect to the cricket calendar and how to deal with the workload of cricketers so they play maximum games for their country.
With the emergence of different T20 leagues across the world, bilateral cricket faces the real errand to keep itself relevant. The left-handed batter Ben Stokes has said that T20 cricket is presently kind of turning into a “business”, but Test cricket will keep on being the zenith and his main job is to advance in the longest format of the game. Earlier, Former Team India head coach Ravi Shastri had recommended that main 5-6 teams should play the longest format so it stays competitive.
“Somewhat (whether he agrees with Ravi Shastri) yet additionally no. You look at the way in which franchise cricket is going now, there are a lot of franchises that have multiple teams in the world across various countries. Clearly, India, CPL, and South Africa now, you see people having multiple Franchise teams,” Ben Stokes said in light of a NDTV question during a select media call coordinated by Prime Video, who will be streaming his documentary ‘Ben Stokes: Phoenix From The Ashes’ from August 26.
“I’m a huge ambassador for the format, it is the zenith of cricket. The purest form of it. No doubt, I can never see Test cricket going anyplace in any event, when T20 cricket is somewhat changing the substance of the game yet Test match cricket is as yet the zenith of the game,” the new England Test captain said.
“What’s more, that’s what I know, even the other greatest players in the world feel the very same way. Thus, I nearly feel like, you know, we people have an obligation to move that message along out there that Test cricket isn’t dead. For sure, as we would like to think, it isn’t,” he added.