Players Yet To Play International Cricket Are Getting 7-10 crores: Yuvraj Singh On Test Cricket’s Downfall

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. Image Credits: Twitter

In modern-day cricket, where the T20 format has arisen as the most famous one in the gentleman’s game, Test cricket has unquestionably lost interest among fans. While the ICC Test Championship has restored the five-day format to a degree, there’s no denying the way that T20 is the most well-known format. Incredible Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh shared his perspectives behind Test cricket’s undoing.

One of the best white-ball cricketers to have played the game, Yuvraj believed that while individuals need to watch T20 cricket, the players are likewise enthusiastic about playing the shortest format because of the rewarding compensations that the T20 leagues bring to the table.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

People Want To Watch And Play T20 Cricket: Yuvraj Singh

“Test cricket is dying. People want to watch T20 cricket; people want to play T20 cricket,” Yuvraj said on Sports 18’s Home of Heroes. “Why would someone play five-day cricket and get five lakh rupees and today play T20 cricket and get 50 lakh? Players who have not made it to international cricket are getting 7-10 crores,” he added.

Yuvraj Singh, ICC T20 World Cup
Yuvraj Singh (Image Credit: Twitter

The Man of the Series of the 2011 World Cup won by India, Yuvraj added that fans are currently losing interest even in the 50-over format as a result of its span contrasted with a T20 game. “You watch a T20 game and then watch a 50-over game – it looks like a Test match now. After 20 overs, they are like, ‘There are 30 overs to bat!’,” Yuvraj said. “So, definitely T20 is taking over everything.”

Planning Was All Wrong In 2019 World Cup: Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj additionally regretted the absence of planning and middle-order misery as the two primary explanations for Men in Blue’s unfortunate show in the last two World Cups.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar (Image Credit: Getty)

“When we won the World Cup (2011), we all had a set position to bat. I felt 2019 World Cup; they didn’t plan it well. They got Vijay Shankar to bat at #4 with just 5-7 ODIs, then they replaced him with Rishabh Pant, who had played 4 ODIs. When we played the 2003 World Cup, Mohd. Kaif, (Dinesh) Mongia and I had already played 50-odd ODIs,” Yuvraj added.

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