Test Cricket's evil cousin T20 may have done enough harm to it by robbing it off its supporters, even its players who seemed to have given up on both the technique and temperament needed to play it. Yet, one might want to look beyond the usual charges against this snazzier format and acknowledge the good it's up to, however little. After all, not everything about anything can be absolutely and completely bad.
Fear no more
Playing the shortest format of the game has replaced the fear of getting out in a batsman with the confidence of succeeding even while playing marginally risky cricket. It has also encouraged many smart young cricketers to modify their game in a way that doesn't sacrifice their basic technique too much. Kohli, Rahane, Rohit are fine examples of embedding boundary fetching strokes in their repertoire without going too far away from the fundamentals.
It's no longer necessary to hit a cross batted slog every time you need to up the ante. Also, a cross-batted slog,Read More »from All is not bad with the IPL