Virender Sehwag takes a dig at planned four-day Tests

Sri Lankan head coach Mickey Arthur backs 5-day Tests

Sri Lankan head coach Mickey Arthur backs 5-day Tests

But, ever since Sourav Ganguly has taken over the Presidentship of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, winds of change have been blowing in Indian cricket, and with the Men in Blue have already embraced Pink-ball cricket in their own backyard, Cricket Australia is confident that it can convince its Indian counterparts of playing one or even two Day-Night Tests during their trip to Australia for a 4-match Test series at the end of the year.

Former India opener Virender Sehwag on Sunday joined skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri in backing five-day Tests over ICC's proposal to curtail it to four days to draw more eyeballs. "My gut feeling is that we should be looking at the whole picture, how Test cricket can be looking as healthy as possible in future, then work back from that". Five-day Test is not finished.

Sehwag added that Test cricket was a 143-year-old fit person and it had a soul.

The former India opener has carved a special place in the history of cricket with his unprecedented style of batting.

The ICC's cricket committee, now chaired by Anil Kumble, is set to meet in March to discuss the proposals - which could free up considerable room in cricket's crowded global schedule - before putting their recommendations to the executive body. I don't think there is any problem with Test cricket. As I said, the day-night is another step towards commercializing Test cricket and you know, creating excitement around it, but it can't be tinkered with too much.

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"I did not want to let go of the opportunity to deliver the Tiger Pataudi Memorial Lecture as I have a personal relation with him", Sehwag was quoted as saying by India Today while delivering the seventh Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Lecture at the BCCI awards. I usually do not take anybody's advice.

Sehwag considered his connection with the late former captain Pataudi, in whose memory the lecture has been given since 2013, and said the advice of the stylish batsman was useful at a very crucial point in his career. He was the boss of the Indian cricket team and made me open the batting. He changed how we played Test cricket.

"If you play well, money will follow (you)".

It is good to see ex-cricketers raising their voices and citing their views about test cricket, which we all so dearly love to watch.

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