Gautam Gambhir Skipping a Test Match - WTF
Indian Test opening batsman
I have never heard of an international cricketer skipping a Test match to attend his sister’s marriage. A family member getting sick or a new born in the family – all these can be a good reason to skip an international match but skipping a Test match to attend sister’s marriage is unpardonable. The dates for the Test matches are announced at least a year in advance. Why can’t Gambhir’s family arrange the function a week after the third Test match? If
Doesn’t this throw light to a bigger issue we are facing now? The importance the players of this era give to Test cricket. There was a class of cricketers who thought that Test match cricket is the ultimate test for a cricket player and would do everything possible to play in whatever Test matches available.
Indian captain Dhoni started this trend of resting from Test matches. He has played the
If this trend is allowed to continue in the near future, we are going to see more and more international players skipping Test matches similar to what we see in domestic first class cricket. The international players always find one or more reasons to skip the domestic completions like Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy as stakes involved are very less. I fear Test matches are going to have the same fate.
Hopefully things will change for better…..