Test match, undisputed king of cricket: Gilchrist

Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 16:28 [IST]
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'Test match, undisputed king of cricket'

Sydney, Oct 21: Accepting the power of T20 cricket in recent days, former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, Adam Gilchrist claimed that test match cricket would continue to be the undisputed king of cricket.

Attending a special function at the Bradman Museum, Gilchrist said, "I feel Twenty20 is helping cricket. It is a positive part of the cricket program now. As far as killing off Test cricket I just don't see that yet."

He also added, "I think there is a passive love of Test cricket. We might not have the time to sit down and watch five days, but everyone follows it."

Gilchrist said the three-hour form of cricket had its place but it will always be Test cricket and its rivalries, like the Ashes, that are at the heart of the game.

However, former Indian captain, Sunil Gavaskar stated, "I'm really excited by the T20 format because it has generated interest in quarters in India where there wasn't that much interest in cricket.''


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