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Gayle not a fan of four-day Tests

  • Published at 07:47 pm January 9th, 2020
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Chattogram Challengers' Chris Gayle in action at the BBPL in Mirpur Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Indian captain Virat Kohli, South African skipper Faf du Plessis, English captain Joe Root and Indian great Sachin Tendulkar are among many who have opposed this possibility, and West Indies big hitter Chris Gayle is the latest to join the chorus of disapproval

The International Cricket Council’s decision to discuss the possibility of reducing five-day Test matches to four-dayers has caused a lot of clamour in the cricketing world over the last few days.

Indian captain Virat Kohli, South African skipper Faf du Plessis, English captain Joe Root and Indian great Sachin Tendulkar are among many who have opposed this possibility, and West Indies big hitter Chris Gayle is the latest to join the chorus of disapproval.

Gayle, currently in Bangladesh for the Bangabandhu Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 where he is representing Chattogram Challengers, informed this to the media Thursday at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.

“I am not a fan of that (four-day Tests). I played 100 Tests, I mean a few finished in three days, a few in four but five days Test cricket is the ultimate and to have a four-day Test…I am not a big fan of that. It has set the trend and it’s been there for ages so why go and mess with that. If they give other players a chance to experience that, it can be a life changing experience to play five-day cricket. It is a mental state so that you can cope in life as well,” said Gayle.

The 40-year old has played 103 Tests and scored 7214 runs, with a highest score of 333.


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