The legendary Australia cricketer-turned-commentator whereas speaking on ‘Sony Ten Pit Stop’ hosted by Rajdeep Sardesai mentioned he does not see the logic behind England’s formidable The Hundred – the place an inning would comprise of 100 deliveries.
“I think T20 has been very good at attracting young people and fans. I’ve said all along that the cricket’s job is to make sure that those fans convert into cricket fans rather than T20 fans. I think that’s important. I’m not sure that the game can continue to have three formats or even four – if you’re gonna count The Hundred in England. I don’t see the logic behind going from 120 balls to 100 balls. But that’s cricket administrators for you. But, I’d hate to see the 50 over format go because I think it’s a very good format and ‘it’s a game of cricket’. I enjoyed playing the 50-over game. If I weren’t batting in the top three, I wouldn’t love T20 that much,” Chappell mentioned on the present which traces India’s triumph at 1985 B&H World Championship.
Chappell, who captained Australia between 1971 and 1975 additionally praised legendary India spinner Erapalli Prasanna. The 76-year-old hailed the previous India off-spinner as the most effective spinner he is performed in opposition to.
“Prasanna was the “finest opposition spinner I’ve performed in opposition to. I actually love batting in opposition to him. Your mind was simply worn out when you had a good inning in opposition to India as a result of he was simply whirling away the entire time attempting to work out how one can get you out. Prasanna was, I imply, his performances in Australia, below Australian circumstances, and likewise allowing for India did not have the tempo bowling in 67/68 that they obtained now,” Chappell mentioned.
Chappell additional added that Prasanna used his engineering background to good impact by using “stuff that he learnt as an engineer.”
“Prasanna was approaching with Bill Lawry and Bob Simpson opening the batting in a few Tests in that collection. So Prasanna approaching with Australia none of hundred, none for lots and he obtained 25 wickets in 4 Test matches in that collection, that is a hell of a efficiency,” Chappell added.
Prasanna took a break from cricket for some time to complete his engineering diploma at Mysore’s National Institute of Engineering after which returned to the game.
“His information of spin bowling, I imply, he mixed his engineering background with spin bowling, and he got here up with issues, you already know. I’ve spoken to Shane Warne at size about spin bowling, and he’s fascinating to take heed to, so is Muttiah Muralitharan. Murali is excellent to take heed to. But I’ve by no means had the conversations with anybody else I had with Prasanna as a result of he had the added bonus of being an engineer,” Chappell mentioned.
While speaking about India’s triumph within the 1985 B&H World Championship in Australia, Chappell lauded the then India captain Sunil Gavaskar for the way in which he used spinner L Sivaramakrishnan in your entire event.
While evaluating Team India’s performances within the 1983 World Cup and 1985 World Championship in Australia, Chappell mentioned he thought Indian spinners have been the important thing to success in 1985.
“I assumed the English situation would go well with India greater than Australia as a result of that they had Kapil Dev however not a lot of assist in tempo bowling… But in all probability the massive shock to me was the impressed choice of Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. He bowled superbly and significantly within the closing.”
“I feel the opposite factor about that event that sticks in my thoughts was though Sunny Gavaskar did not go well with a lot to one-day cricket, he actually appeared to enjoy captaining that aspect. He loved main that aspect and he used his spin bowlers shrewdly,” he added additional.
Chappell additionally praised former India captain Ravi Shastri and his efficiency in that event. Shastri was awarded the participant of the event, which was held in colored outfits and within the 50-overs format.
“Ravi Shastri has a shrewd cricketing mind.
“The other thing about him is that it is a very aggressive cricket brain. If he is the captain he is trying to take wickets. This was one of the things about the 1985 India side. It was not a matter of containing the opposition for them,” Chappell mentioned on Shastri.
Sony Pictures Sports Network not too long ago launched ‘The Blue Revolution’ – a collection that revisits India’s landmark victory within the 1985 B&H World Championship of Cricket.
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