The former skipper of England, Michael Vaughan backed Indian skipper, Virat Kohli after he displayed eeyorish approach regarding the 100-ball format. In his latest conversation with the media, the Team India captain slammed the newest format dubbed as ‘The Hundred‘.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) recently announced the date of trials for the latest format.
When asked about whether he desires to be part of World XI, Kohli rejected the thought.
The 29-year-old Kohli reiterated that he does not want to become part of World XI who will form a part of the experiment to the 100-ball version.
The Indian captain feels that the money is exceedingly increasing in the game of cricket day by day.
He showed a pessimistic approach towards such commercialisation of cricket. The Indian skipper further said that quality of the game is fading with such initiatives.
“I’m already very… I wouldn’t say frustrated, but sometimes it can get very demanding of you when you have to play so much cricket regularly. I feel somewhere the commercial aspect is taking over the real quality of cricket and that hurts me,” Kohli maintained.
“Honestly, I don’t want to be a testing sort of a cricketer for any new format. Additionally, I don’t want to be someone who’s going to be part of that World XI who comes and launches the 100-ball format,” he remarked.
“I love playing the IPL; I love watching the BBL because you’re working towards something, competing against high-quality sides and it gets your competitive juices flowing. That’s what you want as a cricketer. I’m all for the leagues, but not to experiment,” Kohli stated.
On the contrary, Kohli shared rich praises on the extended format of the game. He eventually feels satisfied with his pace. Subsequently adding that he is glad to make an impact in the Test format.
England vs India: Michael Vaughan over viewpoint of Virat Kohli regarding 100-ball format:
While replying to the post of Telegraph Sports, Vaughan said when a batsman like Kohli says such words, it is worth noting.
When Virat speaks I think it’s worth listening …. https://t.co/L3Zr4q0WGU
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 28, 2018
Michael Vaughan is serving as a commentator in the ongoing fourth Test match between England and India.