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“He has 500 wickets in ODIs solely”: Salman Butt on Wasim Akram’s ‘ODI is dying’ assertion

Within the latest previous, fairly just a few cricketers have come out within the open to precise their concern concerning the way forward for One-Day Internationals (ODI). Consultants of the sport have opined that the ODI format is shedding its allure, and due to this fact one thing must be completed to make it extra attention-grabbing for viewers the world over.

Not so way back, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had shared his views over the identical, stating the 50-over format has to search out its relevance whereas additionally admitting that he switches off the tv throughout an ODI fixture because it has turn into simply an prolonged model of T20s.

Newest to affix the bandwagon is famous Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram who reckoned that one-dayers may need to be scrapped as they not draw crowds to stadiums world wide.

“One-day cricket is only a drag now, particularly after T20. The leagues all world wide, there’s much more cash. I suppose that is half and parcel of recent cricket — T20 or check cricket. One-day cricket is sort of dying,” Akram had mentioned on BBC Podcast.

Whereas many appear to be uncertain about the way forward for ODIs, there are additionally voices optimistic over the way forward for this format, and a type of is of former Pakistan captain Salman Butt.

Butt shared his ideas on the red-hot matter, mentioning the one distinction between the ODIs and T20s is that the latter has leagues world wide and has more cash concerned in it.

“One-dayers have massive tournaments, however there are not any leagues in it. So, if somebody is going through exhaustion with a packed schedule, they like to retire from ODIs. This manner, they’ll have a cash-rich choice in T20s and the lengthy format one in Exams,” Butt mentioned on his YouTube channel.

Butt additional opined on Akram’s assertion, insisting that whereas he respects the legendary Pakistan cricketer, his report 502 wickets got here in ODIs solely.

“Wasim Bhai is our legend. Who’re we to say something to him. I respect his opinion, however he additionally has 500 wickets in ODIs solely. The 2 deliveries he bowled within the World Cup that everybody remembers; you gained’t see them in T20s. There’s not sufficient time in that format. He was the person of the match within the World Cup last,” added Butt.



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