Pakistan cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti has said the T20 format has caused a lot of damage to the techniques of opening batsmen.
“I feel that T20 cricket for all the entertainment it provides to crowds,has caused a lot of harm to openers and their technique. Nowadays,a team cannot play the full 50-overs because they are used to playing out only 20 overs. Teams can just about score 200-230 runs and as a result,the batsmen have lost the temperament of playing longer innings,” Pak Passion quoted Wasti,as saying.
“While T20 has provided the crowd entertainment,it has damaged cricket. If you look all over the world,you no longer see the standard of cricket or players that would be seen in 1999-2003,” he added.
He further stressed that in any cricket format it is absolutely necessary to have a technique.