Tait tells critics to shun ‘skepticism’ about T20 cricket

Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 13:55

Canberra: Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait has said that critics of the Twenty20 version of cricket should now embrace the game rather than viewing it with skepticism.

The injury-plagued Tait, who has retired from Test and 50-over cricket, said he could not understand why there was still negativity surrounding the Twenty20 game, a daily reports.

“It is a great form of the game, and I think it brings a bit of spice to cricket. That is what cricket needed - a competition like the Big Bash in Australia,” Tait was quoted, as saying.

“People are still going to turn up and watch Test cricket in Australia. I just think the Twenty20 is adding something different,” he added.

Tait said it was likely that future players could become Twenty20 specialists and ignore Test and 50-over cricket.

“Twenty20 might be something where a kid chooses cricket over AFL or over rugby. If Twenty20 is going to make them change their mind, then it is a good thing. I think people should open their mind up a bit more and look at that as well,” Tait said.

Tait has signed with the Melbourne Renegades for the Big Bash League. He was not considered for Australia`s upcoming Twenty20 games against Sri Lanka because of injury.

ANI



First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 00:00

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results Interactive Map