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Sachin Tendulkar offers dynamic advice to make ODI cricket more interesting


Sachin Tendulkar adds to the debate on how to bring fun back to one-day cricket as more than 50 matches are increasingly turned away in favor of lucrative T20 competitions and attempts to preserve the traditional ball game of cricket. Tendulkar said much of ODI was starting to get monotonous and suggested some dynamic changes to the format, including reducing it to just over 40 formats.

Sachin Tendulkar has some dynamic advice to make ODI cricket more interesting (AFP) He suggested that it is better to create a situation where both teams pitch in both halves of a game. Tendulkar’s former teammate and former Indian batsman Ajay Jadeja had a rather comical take on the situation, saying the team no longer seemed interested in taking the game to 40 overs.

“The owners made their case, there’s no doubt about it. But the problem is that the people who played took it. They stopped that game between the 15th and 40th rounds. They’re not there. didn’t even go. We were in the predictability, All the issues I had with boredom, now it’s gone,” Jadeja joked on Cricbuzz.

Jadeja was referring to the two previous ODIs between India and Australia. The three-game series was 1-1, with both teams eliminated before the end of the 40th inning, leading to the end of the second inning before that.

In the highly publicized series between India and Australia, legendary cricketer Tendulkar speaks to Sports Tak and thinks ODI cricket has become monotonous, then offers a way to make 50-a-side games more entertaining. Tendulkar claims that the concept of two new balls (per round) sort of eliminates the reverse swing. The batting legend also noted that the 50+ format is “important to the bowler”.
Considered one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the sport, former India captain Tendulkar played 463 ODIs for the two-time world champions.

“Tendulkar sahab said 15 to 40 games is boring and these people say we won’t even play for 40 games,” Jadeja said. Seriously, the 52-year-old says ODI cricket has always been a format that changes depending on the time of the game.

“A certain generation will remember this ODI has happened before. There was no 30-yard circle at a time. You could send all nine outfielders to the limit.
This got boring so the concept of circles was introduced and then to compensate for the conditions in Australia two new balls were introduced. When cricket starts one day play with the red ball to complete the game. Otherwise,” Jadeja added.

Earlier, former India manager Ravi Shastri argued that for ODI cricket to survive, the clean ball should be reduced to over 40 games in the future Shas Terry pointed out that when Kapil Dev led India to the World Cup title in 1983, the ODIs were a man’s game over 60. Shastri said ODIs have become more of an event due to reduced attention spans.
“The format changes depending on the period of the game and the matches that different types of teams win or lose. You can’t change the science, the 22 yards and 5½ ounces remain the same, but the nature of the seams and how they play after contact with the pitch varies. It changes with the ball. So one year a player has a Marutis in his hand and the next a Ferrari, and then we’ll think a Ferrari guy is driving fast. The game continues to change and today the boys showed,” concluded Jadeja.

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