Originally Posted by AsifTheManRahman
Those who think T20's are a disgrace to the game should take a look at the way guys like Gilchrist and Pandey have been going about their businesses in this year's IPL. Hardly anything that can be termed as a "slog", constant rotation of the strike when the bowling is a tad tight and clean, powerful hitting when it's not.
Cricket doesn't always have to be a slow-paced, blocking frenzy. I don't see any harm being done to the game if someone like Gilly can tonk a good ball with a straight bat over and over.
Still, the authorities should be concerned enough to keep all the formats alive. Each of the formats has its own beauty. Now I guess whoever is up against T20, is so because of all the over-commercialising prospects that this format is alluring the authorities to take. We need, desperately need, a balance. And what I feel is that the excitement that used to revolve around a T20 game couple of years back is being damaged gradually, coz it's no more an occasional thing, too many matches are spoiling the fun.