Jadeja's direct response on the future of one-day international cricket was, "7 ghante kiske paas h"

Updated: Aug 1

Only last week, after England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced his retirement from ODI cricket, did the debate over the game's future start. The outstanding cricketer, who was only 31 years old, was essential to England's historic World Cup victory in 2019.

Indian cricket team competing in the three-match ODI series against West Indies.

One-Day international cricket has already surpassed the once-dreaded Test cricket as the format that is most in danger of dying out. In reality, since the 2019 World Cup, the number of matches in the Test and T20I formats has climbed in a calendar year, while the ODI format has seen a considerable decline, with the lowest number of matches in 50-over cricket since 1991 occurring in 2020. Ajay Jadeja, a former cricketer for India, responded in a pretty direct manner when asked about the format's future.

After England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced his retirement from ODI cricket last week, the debate about the game's future got underway. The 31-year-old outstanding cricketer was essential to England's historic World Cup victory in 2019.

Speaking to Fan Code during the second ODI between India and the West Indies, Jadeja claimed that ODI cricket has experienced a decline before he saw that the format's length is a little bit excessive when compared to T20s because T20s have more lucrative television rights. Despite the popularity of shorter forms, Jadeja acknowledged that Test cricket will always have a role in international cricket.

When ODI cricket first came on the scene, fewer Test matches were played since it was again more profitable for the players, broadcasters, and associations. The function of broadcasters is crucial. You'll see that whichever receives more media attention becomes more well-known. At one point, ODI was pricey. Then T20 arrived. Now that their rights have grown, ODIs are being played less frequently. But tests will always be there. In actuality, India is currently participating in more Test matches than it did 20–30 years ago. But ODI, if saare teen ghante me kaam chalta he, 7 ghante kiske paas he?" He spoke

Earlier, Ravi Shastri, a former head coach of India, urged that the ODI format be changed from 50 to 40 overs.

"Shortening the game's duration is not harmful. One-day cricket originally consisted of 60 overs. It had 60 overs when we won the World Cup in 1983. Following that, some began to feel that 60 overs were a little excessive. People found it difficult to comprehend the range of overs between 20 and 40. As a result, they cut it from 60 to 50. Years have passed since the decision, so why not lower it from 50 to 40 at this time? Because you need to grow and think ahead. He commented on Fan Code, "It stayed for 50 for much too long.

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