Sachin Tendulkar is counted among the great batsmen of the world and this former player has said that ODI cricket is getting boring at present. Sachin has suggested some changes in ODI to make this format interesting.
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New Delhi: A three-match ODI series is currently being played between India and Australia. The first match of this series has been done. But during this time a debate has again come to the fore and that is the existence of ODI format. Due to the growing popularity of T20 and franchise cricket, the ODI format is under threat. In such a situation, India’s great batsman Sachin Tendulkar has repeated one of his old ideas to save this format. Let us tell you that the ODI World Cup is to be played in the hosting of India this year.
Many players are not paying attention to the ODI format and that is why England Test team captain Ben Stokes has retired from ODIs. At the same time, Trent Boult of New Zealand had bypassed the contract of the national team for franchise cricket.
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ODI’s got boring
Sachin Tendulkar had given some suggestions about the changes in ODIs a few years back. He suggested dividing the 50-over format into two innings of a team like a Test. Sachin has reiterated this again. Speaking at the India Today Conclave, Sachin said, “There is no doubt that it is getting boring. The current format in which two new balls are used. When you use two new balls, you eliminate reverse swing. Even when we are in the 40th over of the match, it seems that we are playing in the 20th over. And the ball starts reverse swinging from the 30th over.”
He said, “There is a lack of reverse swing today because two new balls are used. The current format, I think is not good for the bowlers. In today’s time, the match has become very predictable. Momentum is lost from 15th to 40th over. It has become boring.
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Will get break three times
Sachin, one of the world’s greatest batsmen of all time, has said that the suggestion he has given will prove to be more effective commercially as it will have three breaks. He said, “Both the teams will bowl in both the first and second half. It will prove to be very good commercially as well and there will be a break of three innings instead of two.