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  12 Aug 2021  Kevin Pietersen Conveys His Sorrow For Disinterest In England Vs India

Kevin Pietersen Conveys His Sorrow For Disinterest In England Vs India

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Published : Aug 12, 2021, 10:27 pm IST
Updated : Aug 12, 2021, 10:27 pm IST

He suggests that the best team must play with the best team every week where every team plays eight to ten matches

He says that if there is that spur in the players and they show their desperate talent they can break into the first-class structure as  their talent will make them eligible. — By arrangement
 He says that if there is that spur in the players and they show their desperate talent they can break into the first-class structure as their talent will make them eligible. — By arrangement

Kevin Pietersen, former England international player and the South African cricket commentator conveys his sorrow for the test series between England and India being slipped completely under the radar in England. He says he is feeling very sad, on social media platforms. He expresses that he is unhappy with the downfall of test cricket.

I’m a purist. One of the greatest achievements of my career was reaching 100 Test match caps. The literal blood, sweat and tears that go into a Test career are what makes the longest format the best.”  he says remembering his past achievement that was achieved with lots of effort.

He also says that the format of the upcoming matches is really worrying him “It now feels like interest in the format, ahead of a series between two giants of the game, is dwindling and it’s really worrying.”

Kevin also feels happy about the fact that he has played many games and he is also happy about the commercial structure, “I understand the commercial structure around the shorter forms of the game. I am very happy to be working on The Hundred and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.”

Having said that, he also says that the satisfaction he gets in playing tests is far more than the shorter formats “But the satisfaction of having played 100 Tests far outweighs anything I ever achieved in the shorter formats.” He seems sad about how shorter formats of cricket have become more popular than tests.

“I proposed on social media this week that four-day cricket in England needs to be franchised to increase both the quality and popularity of the game.”

He says he is quite upset with the state of the Test match in Cricket. He also supposes a solution, he proposed on the social media platforms saying that four-day cricket in England must be franchised in order to increase the popularity of the game. He also says the quality of the game becomes better this way.

He suggests that the best team must play with the best team every week where every team plays eight to ten matches. He mentions that the rest teams must not play first-class cricket whereas they can play in minor counties and improve their game.

He says that if there is that spur in the players and they show their desperate talent they can break into the first-class structure as  their talent will make them eligible, “If they are desperate enough, work hard enough and are talented enough, they will break into the first-class structure.”

He also suggests players not settle for ‘mediocrity’ as they reach the best position in cricket if they strive for it. He also shares his personal experience as an example

“I scored 350 against Leicestershire for Surrey a few years ago and, honestly, I had faced better club bowling. That’s the reality.”

He calls his views ‘progressive thinking’ which will initially face the lack of support but will lead to progress, here in the game. He says his only motive is to revive test cricket.

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