Kohli not happy with 100-ball format
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has come up with a negative thought about the 100-ball format to be introduced by England Cricket Board in 2020.
There has been many evolutionary changes in the game of cricket from time to time specially to attract audience. These changes are always made in the white ball format. The red ball format remains more constant from time to time.
At first ODIs were played as 60 over games. Then they were changed into 50 over format. In the main aim of attracting fans all over the world T20 format has been introduced in to the game. Then the T-10 leagues are being conducted.
On the row 100-ball format is the latest addition. The ECB’s newly introduced 100-ball version of the game will be starting with an eight-team tournament beginning in 2020.
In the latest contest, the teams will be facing each other in a match of 15 overs of six deliveries each and an extra over which will contain 10 deliveries. The format looks completely strange to the existing formats.
Now Indian skipper Virat Kohli has came up with a statement which implies that he is not happy with the new format to be introduced.
In a recent conversation to Wisden he has opened his view that
“Obviously for the people involved in the whole process and the set-up it will be really exciting but I cannot think of one more format, to be honest.”
He has expressed his idea on the view of players that the addition of one more new format will be a big challenge for players physically and mentally.
“I am very … I wouldn’t say frustrated but it can get very demanding of you when you have to play so much cricket. I feel the commercial aspect is taking over the real quality of the cricket and that hurts me,” added the Indian captain.