The advent of the revolutionary Twenty20 cricket has brought in some negatives along with a lot of positives into the game, said Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy winning captain Aditya Tare here.
Delivering the Legends Club’s keynote address on the occasion of former India captain Vijay Hazare’s birth anniversary yesterday at the Cricket Club of India, the wicket keeper batsman said while T20 cricket has brought in a lot of money into the sport, it has also affected spin bowling.
“I feel there are a lot of positives. Me being the cricketer from the T20 generation, what comes to my mind is it brought in a lot of spectators.
“I am fortunate to play this game today, I can earn a living, can lead a good life because of the cash. Lots of crowd and a lot of sponsors coming in has changed the entire mindset,” he said on some of the positives of the shortest format.
“There are also a lot of negatives in T20. (Former Test opener) Madhav (Apte) sir spoke about quality of spinners (during the programme). That is one of the major reasons why spinners do not have that quality (bowling) with red ball.
“In T20, the moment you flight the ball, the batsman hoists it beyond the boundary. It’s not possible to flight the ball in T20, (as) the captain stops you from bowling.
“With invention of T20, we are struggling in spin. In yesteryear, we’d have 2-3 quality spinners in the squad. Now it has completely changed in the Indian team, you cannot play two spinners except in India.
“Also the technique in batsmen (has changed), with a lot of bottom hand coming in, which won’t get you runs in the four-day format,” he pointed out.