Indian captain and World Number one Test batsman Virat Kohli has taken a firm stance regarding the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) proposal of making four-day Tests mandatory.
“Four day Tests? I am not endorsing it at all, I’m not a fan of it. The idea is not right and after this, you will talk about three-day Test,” He said.
While speaking to media ahead of India and Sri Lanka first T20 at Guwahati he said that it is not good for the Test cricket.
“I don’t think that’s fair to the purest format of the game, it should not be altered,” World Number one ODI batsman added.
Virat thinks to increase the excitement level of Test Cricket, the day-night Test is a good option rather than reducing days of an elite format of the game.
“Day-night cricket is another step towards commercializing Test cricket and creating excitement around it, but it can’t be tinkered around too much,”
Virat Kohli in 2018 also raised his concern over 100-ball format in England that is a step towards damaging real quality cricket.
“I was asked about the 100-ball cricket in England, I said I’m not going to try myself in another format because there’s already so much going on in the game,”
Earlier this week, ICC is likely to consider four-day Test cricket form 2021 and make it mandatory in the ICC World Test Championship in 2023.